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State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 326-41-41
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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.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“swan lake” (65 reviews)
“russian ballet” (33 reviews)
“front row” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 326-41-41
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do while you are here. I saw Swan Lake from the dress circle £80 ticket. I’m sure the dancing is technically brilliant but it all lacked passion & felt rather robotic (but I’m no expert & there’s no denying the talent!) Ignorant selfish...More

Thank johntSE27
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was lucky enough to buy a good seat to watch La Sylphide at the Mariinsky. The theatre contacted me to offer a free return taxi from my hotel to the theatre itself and this proved an excellent service, reducing all the the worry about...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We assister to Gisele ballet fromage Adam . Marvelous acoustic , extraordinary architecture, during two hours if was a real festival of dance

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went to Moscow but the ballet season at the Bolshoi Theater was already over. Fortunately I found out that we would arrive in St. Petersburg on the last day of the ballet season there. I went ahead and ordered two tickets online before I...More

Thank TMLA
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Russian ballet in Mariinsky theatre speaks for itself. The performance is breathtaking from the beginning to the end (I have enjoyed opera less). The building is a state of art, cafe is good

Thank iJores
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Anyone who has seen more of Russian ballet productions can negate me, but for a typical tourist, this is exactly what you're looking for - an old theater with golden chandeliers, beautiful facade, and interior, and excellent production. Definitely reserve well in advance, like 6...More

Thank Boris S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We recently returned to St. Petersburg and made it a priority to revisit the Mariinskiy Theatre for another ballet performance. On this occasion we watched a performance of Don Quixote and loved every minute of it. Tickets were reserved directly on the Mariinskiy Theatre, which...More

2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My friend and I went to the Mariinsky to see Swan Lake during our recent vacation in St. Petersburg. While the venue was lovely and the ballet excellent, it was ruined by the large number of Chinese tour groups, many of whom took photos and...More

Thank asr224
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to get tickets for the matinee session (by the way, bought in St Pete cost a fraction of what I had found on the web!). Wonderful setting and top performance.

Thank nicoladurano
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Never been in such a beautiful theatre. A have seen a ballet performance. Mariinsky Theatre was everything I hoped for. Old world loveliness, stunning, talented and well-trained dancers took my breath away. Book your ticket in time, the performance I attended was sold out long...More

Thank Melisa B
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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!