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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

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Address: Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia (Formerly Mussorgsky Opera Ballet Theater)
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+7 812 595-43-05
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007,...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was full on our night there, with a lot of Cruise ship excursions block booking... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 good night all, I already did :)

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 arrived in time to have caviar and Prosecco before taking to our seats. Our seats... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 even if you are not that interested in ballet (like me) you will never see... More 

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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 that evening. Tickets are not cheap, starting at 4000 Rubles, but overall much cheaper and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Step back in time and enjoy opera or ballet at this old intimate theatre. Amazing acoustic and very professional artists. Utterly enjoyed Eugene Onegin in a modern almost absurd theatre version.

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Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were really lucky to get tickets with help of our hotel Solo Sokos Vasilievsky. Swan Lake ballet in this theater almost make me crying, because the performance was so visual and so amazing. And the level of dancers is so high that you can't even image. It was really world-class ballet experience. I loved also the atmosphere of Mikhailovsky... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater was the second Opera and Ballet Theater in Saint-Petersburg. I used to visit it a few times in 1980-1990s just because the tickets to Mariinsky Theater were too expensive. I have never been disappointed before, I was not disappointed during my last visit in November 2016. I love this old beautiful building inside and outside.... More 

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