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The Alexandrinsky Theater

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“swan lake”(64 reviews)
The legendary Alexandrinsky Theatre, fully titled as the Russian State Academic A.S. Pushkin Drama Theatre, is the oldest national theatre in Russia. Established in August, 30 1756, by Peter the Great’s daughter Empress Elizabeth, it became the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ostrovskogo Square, 6, St. Petersburg 191023, Russia
+7 812 312-15-45
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful evening with opportunity to se the ballet of "Swan Lake" at the Alexandrinsky Theater. The theater is very lavishly decorated red white and gold. The performance was beautiful. Something everyone should experience at least once in their life.

Thank dleng
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is the oldest national theater in Saint Petersburg and very beautiful. We saw Swan Lake with a Saint Petersburg Company and it was delightful. The costumes, scenery and dancing was top notch. The seats are a bit uncomfortable (you will share a velvet cushion...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This theater was a joy to visit. The traditional Russian décor was a joy to see. The logistics of finding our theatre entrance once you are inside the building and searching out the bathrooms can be a bit confusing so give yourself some extra time...More

Thank JoeV314159
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

At least once in a life time is nice to see a ballet show and if you are lucky to see this one than is even better. Location is very nice, stage, deco, artists, costumes..everything was first class.

Thank Izabela A
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Our cultural night of the trip is Alexandrinsky after we were told Mariinsky wasn’t available. Well we’d have enjoyed ourselves even more if the air conditioning works better. Still, the performance was outstanding by the principal Dancer playing Odette the swan Princess. The history shows...More

Thank sunnyboy9
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic experience at this very old and well kept theatre. Seating is a bit hard but who cares when you are enjoying this wonderful show. Always wanted to experience the ballet and what a way to do it.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful small theater with very clean and well kept interior. The ceiling is beautiful. It was difficult to get around inside as the signs were in Russian and every foreign visitor seemed lost so I’d recommend that the management make a small effort to...More

Thank chamara w
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We booked two tickets through a tour company. Although the price was very high but we got taxi ride to pick up and drop off. We got box seats with nice view. It was a great experience. There were some tourists, but all appreciate ballet...More

Thank BostonGlobetreker
Reviewed 12 August 2018

went to visit the ballet pre booked seats 3rd row back , middle isle seat gap then friends booked other side of the isle was so disappointed ,as they put another chair next to me ,made isle narrower could not understand as plenty of empty...More

Thank webby58
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

While visiting Russia for the FIFA World Cup, I was coerced into attending Swan Lake ballet by my wife & daughters. The pageantry & performance thoroughly entertained them. The Alexandrinsky Theatre was very impressive. To fully enjoy the experience, arrive early. Refreshments can not be...More

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Ivor L
29 June 2018|
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Response from gazza6 | Reviewed this property |
To be comfortably seated and ready for the performance I would say at least 20 to 15 minutes before it starts to soak up the atmosphere.
24 July 2017|
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Response from johnboyPeterborough | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes there is an excellent live orchestra john
Jeanette H
30 March 2017|
Response from Kerryn72 | Reviewed this property |
You can order online....the balconies were 3500 rubble per ticket- there are 4-5 seats per balcony. I was in #13 it was towards the left hand side of the stage. seat 1 and 3 were at the front- I had seat 4 behind seat 2 and... More