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Bolshoi Theatre

Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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The Bolshoi Theatre - Symbol of Russia
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky to get tickets to see La Traviata, and had top balcony seated, the show was fabulous. The Bolshoi Theatre does not disappoint in the day and the lights at night were amazing so stay around for them if you can.

Thank nurse2003sam
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky to see the swan lake ballet there, during our visit. If possible, plan a visit around their performance dates. The tickets are very expensive and there's a lot of black sales on the tickets. So bargain if you're buying from the agents...More

Thank AmritaPotdar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fully restaured at great expense only a few years ago, the theatre is one of the most spectacular in the world, and home of possibly the most famous ballet company in the world. Worth trying to get tickets to any performance if in Moscow, to...More

Thank Guido R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This venerable theatre is a "musts see" for every dance historian. Especially notable is the raked stage. Try to get a seat in the first row balcony (often called loge or mezzanine). Seating in the orchestra is not conducive for short people. At times the...More

Thank CynthiaC666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in small Bolshoi for opera night and were amazed. Small is only figurative. How does it look than in big Bolshoi?? Scenery and performance of 'La Boheme' was superb. And ambient of a theatre is unique. If there is some free time to spend,...More

Thank dpocanic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to see Il Sylphid Ballet at the Bolshoi last week. I was able to purchase incredible seats about one month before the performance online. I kept checking for the best seats for the four nights we were in Moscow. Someone must have...More

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, the title says it all. Got to do it, and it's worth it, although as expensive as the Met in NY, which is outrageous by local standards. We saw Boris Godunov, which added to the quality of the experience (I'm not sure I want...More

Thank Chimata-no-kami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic venue for opera and ballet with of course one of the world's most famous companies. Well worth a visit. Cheaper than Covent Garden but still quite expensive. Lovely bar areas with a good selection of wines and snacks.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... we felt having returned to the end of the 16th century, as always, perfect and what a sensational scenery. One more thing: it was so easy to get tickets on the official Bolshoi page, when you know, when the sale will start (is also...More

1  Thank Travexperience
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have seen very modern comtemporary version of Manon Lescaut...It was a first class experience . Really enjoyed and admired the unortodox performance.

Thank JJArcadia
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Regarding the Bolsoi Tour: so if I understand correctly, there is just ONE English tour per day (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), and only for 20 people?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Eman101010 | Reviewed this property |
That's correct, and you have to get the ticket on the day. No tours on public holidays.
Hi, I have bought tickets to see a ballet that has starting time 7pm in the New Theatre, and says Presented with one interval, Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes. I presume we will try and eat afterwards.. any tips on how long to leave to collect coats and get out and if the 2hrs 5mins includes the interval? Would I be safe booking a table nearby at say 9.30pm? Thanks!
6 March 2017|
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Response from flare31 | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be able to collect the coats within 15minutes, no serious delays should be expected as far as I remember.
Some of the operas on the theatre's official website said "Adults Only". Does that mean children are not allowed?
18 February 2017|
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Response from Rick S | Reviewed this property |
At the age of 5 (FIVE) your children have the right to attend Bolshoi Theatre MATINEE (morning) performances, but they must have a ticket of their own. From the age of 10 (TEN), children can attend EVENING performances but... More