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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 595-43-05
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In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre is constantly pushing to be at the forefront of contemporary world theatre.
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Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 595-43-05
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is "the other" great music theatre in St. Petersburg. They performe great ballet and opera performances of which some are very innovative and avantgarde. The quality is very high and there's so much to choose from that anybody should be able to find something...More

Thank Alexandria K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I adore theater and especially the ballet. And Mikhailovsky theater is a truly pearl. It's beautiful building and empire hall inside. Last years Mikhailovsky moved to one of the best stage and especially I'd like to highlight incredible dancers here you can see as Ivan...More

2  Thank Katerina K
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This teathre is smaller if compared to Mariinsky but definitely more spiritual. I've watched ballet by Nacho Dutton and everything (performance, lighting, costumes) was astonishing. Definitely will be back for Opera.

Thank Michail Y
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Russia has such a long history of ballet or opera. If you can find the tickets for Swan lake, go see it. If not, whatever is on the repertoire. During the break the Theater cafe serves delicious cake, sandwiches and drinks. Worth every rubble spent.

Thank hocunecu
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Having never previously been to a Ballet, I found this to be a highly entertaining Ballet, perhaps helped by the fact that the story of Swan Lake is so well known. A large ensemble, the ballet was excellent and the large orchestra spot-on. The Theatre...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I want to watch at least one ballet in Russia because it is famous. Near my flat, I reserve and go to the theatre. I bought a ticket for 500 rubles, 8.6$, I enjoy the high quality of ballet and taste good cappuccino. Have a...More

Thank 음식유목민
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We booked our tickets online before leaving Sydney and it was a very simple process; then here we were very excited to see Les Sylphides. We took the opportunity to dress up and were very pleased that we did. We read previous reviews and so...More

1  Thank the_stoddarts
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had the good fortune of visiting in winter so all the best artist were home. We saw the Nutcracker in the old theater. I have to say it was probably the highlight of the holiday for me. If you have the opportunity to go...More

Thank mnementh71
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The Mikhailovsky is absolutely beautiful. We went into the ticket office of the theatre on the day we wanted to see a performance and were able to buy box tickets for two of us right above the orchestra pit to see the beautiful Swan Lake...More

2  Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Well worth a visit. Top notch Ballet company performing the classics. Highly recommend getting there early and enjoy the Caviar and champagne at the Buffet. Not a bad seat.

Thank Paul L
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Hi, We are going to view La Sylphide in late April and were wondering if Stall row 6 seats 11-13 will be ok? I'm tall but my wife is not and we would like to be able to see the stage in full, not too up close but not too far either. None of the better seats are available anymore (stall/dress/first circle first row). Also, with regards to coat/bag check - does this include handbags? Or can my wife keep her handbag on her? Thanks
19 February 2017|
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Response from maniunchik | Reviewed this property |
I think your seats will be just fine. I personally prefer stalls circle, but i am sure you won't have any problem seeing the stage from where you are at. And of course your wife can keep her handbag. Enjoy!!! It is a... More
I am in the process of booking for The Nutcracker in January. I would really like to purchase 2 seats in a box but notice that it indicates that the second seat has "restricted view"Can someone with experience of the theatre please advise me how bad this is. I am thinking about box 6,7,8 or 9. All advice appreciated.
14 November 2016|
Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
i sat in a box with 3 others. it's a bit crowded. we didn't know the other couple, but they were nice enough to let me sit up front. there's really only enough room for 2 in front, and then 2 behind. the people that sit... More
What is the dress code please.
23 October 2016|
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Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
business casual. i wore dress slacks and a cute sweater, my husband wore dress pants with a sports coat. some women wore dressy dresses, and some men wore suits. i didn't see any jeans or other casual clothing worn by... More