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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

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The stage of this internationally renowned theater was graced by Russia's most celebrated classical performers in pre-Revolution days, and is today best known for its famous Kirov Ballet.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 326-41-41
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Reviewed 1 week ago

"Old" Mariinskiy is a great experience, but the ticket price has gone up in the last few years, pricing many locals out of the market. I've been there many times and it's starting to get a little bit of a "tourist show". That much said...More

Thank Pär F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful evening of ballet in this beautiful theatre. Book well in advance online -direct with theatre. A real treat. Excellent stall seats.

Thank hbrWoking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the ballet Sylphide at the Marinsky (old theater) at noon on a Sunday. We bought the tickets months in advance online through the theater and didn’t have a problem with getting the tickets at the box office. It is their 236th season! They...More

Thank McMaudCat
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So lucky I got the last ticket of swan lake and it's worth much more than I can expect. The dance, the symphony, all top tier level and I think little where else I can be as enjoyable as here. If I can book the...More

Thank Cupid J
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Seeing Snow Lake ballet for the first time here in Mariinski is an experience hard to forget. A beautiful place see, with marvellous music and of course the main thing, ballet! Very beautiful and richlooking costumes the dancers had, too.

Thank Ollikka
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had to experience the ballet while in Russia and going to the old Mariinsky Theatre did not disappoint. The theatre is stunning inside, from the hallways and alcoves, to the theatre seating area which is full of beautiful ornamentation. It was a treat just...More

Thank TacomaDawn
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Little Russian ballet choice other than Swan Lake at the magnificent Marinkski. Picked to see resident company and interior deco. Both a wow! Buy tickets on line from theatre not tour companies just before u leave home. Eat after at cafe a root street. Loved...More

Thank Jimgo
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We watched the breathtaking ballet performance Giselle, great ballet, great set and music. £100 for front row seats (Foreigners have to pay double!) - worth every penny of it.

Thank LondonglobetrotterJ
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I booked this show via the hotel as recommended by the concierge, and since I heard that this is the second largest theatre in St. Petersburg I thought to give it a try. The theater was small or at least not what I was expecting...More

Thank Anisah M
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The building is phenomenal, and the dancers were amazing. A really fabulous ballet. We managed to get tickets in the 2nd row and had an amazing evening lapping up the phenomenal ballet.

Thank Michael V
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Gihan G
2 August 2018|
Response from cigarclub2016 | Reviewed this property |
Please note, there are moderna nd classic stages nowadays in Mariinsky. List of shows you may find at there official web site/ Prices really vary. The best way to order via ticket-service or friends...
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25 May 2017|
Response from Sachin0408 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Fellow Traveller - Unfortunately there are no tours for the public. You need to possess a ticket for a running show to enter and witness the grandeur of the theatre.
23 May 2017|
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Response from janefirth4 |
Brilliant, thanks for that. I have managed to get tickets so we are all good to go!