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The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world.
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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found out too late about the ballet and all tickets were sold out. We asked the hotel for help and they suggested RUB15000 for a ticket. We struggled with the idea of spending RUB30000 ($450 almost) for this MUST DO. Then we happen to...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked tickets for Giselle almost 6 weeks ago and was lucky to get two seats, although they were a row apart. If you are a ballet lover or admirer, then indulge. The audience was of all ages and dressed for the occasion, and their...More

Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bolshoi Theater is probably the most known (and the best) theater of Moscow, the main city of Russian Federation. Pitifully, I tried to have entrances to any performance, but all was full, when I visited the city (at the first of November-2017). So, I only...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Iconic stage. There are two stages: the historic one and the "New Stage". On the street, a " ticket selling agent " addressed my guide to offer tickets for same evening performance of Swan Lake, at Historic Stage. Last minute ticket, I knew it could...More

Thank 88puffin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can now see why the Bolshoi Theatre is so renowned, it's truly stunning! Be sure to catch the theatre tour, definitely a must-do while in Moscow. Totally regretting now not catching a full performance but we did catch a rehearsal of the Swan Lake...More

Thank Missy_Adelaide
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw three short ballets, fantastic and so pleased we booked our seats before we left the UK (not an easy task, but worth it). Their ballerinas were truly amazing.

Thank 864paulineh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theatre tour is held in English and Russian. English tour to the historical theatre is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11.15am. Only limited to 20 people per entry. May or may not organise more groups. Be at the ticket office door 12 at...More

Thank Jesuislafille
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course we heard a lot about Bolshoi Theatre. It's one of the finest and most known Russian brands. But we didn't plan ahead to see a performance in our five days stay in Moscow. One evening before, I started looking for online tickets. The...More

Thank MyselfKN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Thursday morning e-ticket on the internet, available only on the previous Thursday, for a tour of the theatre. Lucky enough to see a little of the rehearsal going on that day. It meant you had to be very quiet in the auditorium...More

Thank Go801000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

None of us are ballet enthusiasts but we thought we would have to enjoy the experience of the Bolshoi and we were not wrong. It was three hours of pure joy. Colourful, amusing (Don Quixote) and the dancing was of the finest quality according to...More

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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16 September 2018|
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Response from MuscoviteVT | Reviewed this property |
Bill R, it wasn't a question, it was an answer :)). I must have clicked the wrong box, it should have been meant for a particular reviewer. But since it's here, may be not bad either. One gets a bit unnerved to see very... More
25 August 2018|
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Response from Gerrie7474 | Reviewed this property |
I booked through the bolshoj website. There is a possibility to get a message when the new tickets are on the market. I asked for that. Then it was easy. I had several times contact with the same employee.
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