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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

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In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg's most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia's centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre...more
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Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 595-43-05
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see Swan Lake. The theater is recently remodeled and is gorgeous. Swan Lake was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve never been to a ballet show before and this is a must do while in Russia.

Thank karen19020
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for The Nutcracker. It was magical! Try to get the first row seats. so you will have a delightful experience as you can also see the orchestra playing as the ballet goes. Have fun!

Thank AnaBraz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I watched Swan Lake during our recent visit to St Petersburg. Beautiful experience. Booked the seats in the dress circle - excellent tickets with a great view. Performance was excellent! Dress code was not that strict.

Thank Nalini M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect night out in cultural Way. Very nice balet and Noble Theatre. Nicely well dreesed locals and few tourists.

Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

A disappointing evening overall. Got tickets to see Swan Lake with a group I was travelling with. It was nice to See a ballet in a famous theatre. While some of the dancers were very good, overall 8 thought the show rather average. The corps...More

Thank Jmbau
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I've visited Saint Petersburg multiple times for work but never had the chance to visit any of the theaters. There weren't many options left as it was a last minute decision and there were certain budget limitations. I managed to score a ticket for Cinderella...More

1  Thank burntfalafel
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The Mikhailovsky is St.Petersburg's "second" opera house, after the world-renowned Mariinsky. Well, I've gotta tell you: my experience at Mikhailovsky was, for the music, far above my three extremely disappointing experiences at Mariinsky, where overblown and vastly expensive productions are used to distract the audience...More

1  Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have been twice this week to the Mikhailosky theatre. We have seen Romeo and Juliet (ballet) and La Traviata. Both shows were really amateurish. We have paid a lot of money for the tickets and purchased them way in advance, and the feeling was...More

4  Thank Hidy_R
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The theatre has clearly been recently modernised but with great attention to its original style. We saw a great and very moving performance of La Boheme, sung in Italian with Russian surtitles. Very young audience (by Uk standards) were highly enthusiastic. We had great seats...More

2  Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

You won’t understand the essencial russian spirit, if you don’t book a ticket to admire the classical russian ballet in this ancient theatre. I saw “the nutcracker “, and I have no words to describe the beauty of this opera in this place. If you...More

2  Thank solumveritas
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19 February 2017|
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Response from maniunchik | Reviewed this property |
I think your seats will be just fine. I personally prefer stalls circle, but i am sure you won't have any problem seeing the stage from where you are at. And of course your wife can keep her handbag. Enjoy!!! It is a... More
14 November 2016|
Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
i sat in a box with 3 others. it's a bit crowded. we didn't know the other couple, but they were nice enough to let me sit up front. there's really only enough room for 2 in front, and then 2 behind. the people that sit... More
24 October 2016|
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Response from margaritasat5 | Reviewed this property |
business casual. i wore dress slacks and a cute sweater, my husband wore dress pants with a sports coat. some women wore dressy dresses, and some men wore suits. i didn't see any jeans or other casual clothing worn by... More