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Bolshoi Theatre

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Address: Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a...

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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One of the best place in the world to see Russian classical ballet and any spectacle. Definitely recommend this place for everybody, even if the tickets sometimes is expensive!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best place in the world to see Russian classical ballet and any spectacle. Definitely recommend this place for everybody, even if the tickets sometimes is expensive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it s one of the experiences that you have to try! possible is not like the ballet of seventies or eighties (was lucky to watch it in my country when i was a child) but still has something that causing admiration! take a look to each side of the area and feel the extasy watching the ballet! its an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

visited 20+ times and wanna more and more! some performances are great and some are GREAT do not refuse to visit a new stage in the next building - nicely done and same excellent performances

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Bolshoi to see Swan Lake, which is something I've been planning to do for many years. The theatre is stunning in décor and layout, a real eye-opener. The bar beforehand was more than adequate though we never bothered with a drink beforehand. The ballet itself was simply stunning. I'm not an expert on the arts but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not an opera or ballet favorite But you must take one in the Bolshoi The people and the decoration and the experience is uniq

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A ballet at the Bolshoi is a great way to experience Russian culture and society. We saw The Nutcracker on Christmas day and were lucky to get tickets at a sensible price from the Bolshoi website although we had to sit separately. I had previously read that it is frowned upon for ladies to wear trousers but a few did... More 

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Avoid ring 3 seats 14 and 15 as they position you straight behind a pillar, making it really difficult to see the stage and proceedings. Generally, on ring 3, highest row of seats, be prepared to stand in order to see the stage and follow what's going on. The orchestra can't be seen from this highest row of seats. The... More 

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I ve heard that it's challenging to get tickets to bolshoi and planned my experience 2 months in advance. I bought 2 tickets to see The Nutcracker for $ 200 each through ticketbis and it was the biggest disappointment. They were 2nd raw balcony tickets and I was not able to see half of the stage. The play was amazing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no chance to be there during a play but just the idea to be in the Bolshoi was fantastic, since the external square you can see the magnificence of the place, inside everything is luxury

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply exquisite. Watched the nutcracker's ballet a few days ago... No words can describe the magnificence of this theatre and its beauty not to mention the ballet in itself which is beyond description. A must see if you visit moscow . but Book in advance.. Well in advance i got my ticket months ago and was able to sit in... More 

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