We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bolshoi Theatre

3,864 Reviews

Bolshoi Theatre

3,864 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Our most popular tours and activities
Admission Tickets
Secure your entry and avoid ticket lines
Shows, Concerts & Sports
See a show or catch a game—with your seats all set
Tours & Sightseeing
Browse our largest collection of experiences
Walking & Biking Tours
Explore on your feet—and never miss anything
USD 158.66 USD 199 per adult
Popular: Booked by 141 travellers!
Explore Moscow Secret Places
USD 35.90 per adult
Skip the Line: Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Opera Reserved Ticket
USD 324.00 per adult
See more
Full view
Teatralnaya Sq., 1, Moscow 125009 Russia
Getting there
TeatralnayaMoscow Metro3 min
Okhotny RyadMoscow Metro3 min
Get to know the area
Moscow CityPass
Sightseeing Passes

Moscow CityPass

20 reviews
Save time and money and skip the lines at Moscow's best attractions with a Moscow CityPass. Valid for one, two, three, or five days, the pass offers you free entrance to 40 attractions throughout the Russian capital, including the Kremlin, State Historical Museum, and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, as well as tours by boat, bus, or foot. Explore Moscow at your own pace and to your own interests. Includes a guidebook and map.
USD 74.30 per adult
Traveller rating
  • 2,912
  • 608
  • 185
  • 74
  • 85
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Alexander_Kudrin wrote a review Dec. 2020
Samara, Russia7,500 contributions35,893 helpful votes
The Bolshoi Theater is one of the largest opera and ballet theaters in Russia. It is located in the center of Moscow, on Teatralnaya Square. Founded in March 1776, that is, before the announcement of the US declaration of independence. Since then, the theater has been rebuilt several times, the last reconstruction took place from 2005-2011. This is one of the main attractions of Moscow, located in the heart of the city. In addition to world famous ballet performances, the Bolshoi Theater has become an integral part of the Circle of Light festival. On the facade of this symbol of Russian culture, a unique light show is held, playing on the architectural form of the building, with many works on various topics. Tickets are expensive, but you have to get there at least once!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2020
143 Helpful votes11 Reposts
Alliohna wrote a review Sep. 2020
288 contributions210 helpful votes
Came here to see The Queen Of Spades, we sat on the balcony level 6, it was quite high up but the view was still amazing, the impressive crystal and gold chandelier was almost in front of us, so we had the view of the stage and all of the beautiful surroundings too. Very impressive: grand and intricate interior. The opera was great too, all translated in English on the screen at the top of the stage.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
LAcustomer wrote a review Sep. 2020
LA21 contributions27 helpful votes
Absolutely the greatest theater in Moscow, right at the center of the city. After renovation and we been there actually August 2019 (this year was still closed, due covid 19), the place like other planet. Saw great play from balcony and could not been happy. Cant wait to come back
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Richard Kador wrote a review Sep. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We bought 2 tickets for a ballet performance in June 2020 on the balletandopera website. The ballet was cancelled because of Covid-19 in March 2020 and we have not received a refund despite several letters and phone calls. The website promises a full refund for cancellations for any reason but they don't honor their cancellation policy. Very disappointed in their lack of response.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
1 Helpful vote
Laura Birceanu wrote a review Jul. 2020
12 contributions25 helpful votes
Do NOT miss it! Especially the old theater. Of course, if you get to see The nutcracker or Swan Lake, you are quite fortunate. However, whatever you can get your hands on, Bolshoi is a MUST.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
Frequently Asked Questions about Bolshoi Theatre