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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I thought it was a beautiful modern Ballet Theater, however, being an outsider I was expecting different. We saw Spartacus which was great, only not what I was expecting in a Ballet, this was a first for me.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theatre is just what you'd expect - a beautifully decorated auditorium with the history of previous players & their costumes on display. Our family sat in The God's (but not quite the top level) and central to the stage - we had an uninterupted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see The Nutcracker here and was blown away, a trully splendid evening, theatre a sight to behold, a must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small but very impressive theater is a fantastic venue for ballet. We saw Cinderella, a ballet incorporating classical ballet and amazing technological scenery and props. We were totally awed!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patti627
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Nutcracker. We really enjoyed the performance and the facilities were great. Beautiful and clean theathre . Only disliked the queu in the break were it was impossible to get a drink before the second act.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MariH823
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Saw a truly wonderful performance of 'Sleeing Beauty' - amazing costumes, astounding dancing, fab orchestra and all in a beautiful theatre. Would highly recommend booking to see the Mikhailovsky Ballet company if they are performing when you are in St Petersburg.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deborahhP7940AJ
Reviewed 26 September 2018

As a ballet aficionado I could hardly wait and I wasn't disappointed. The musical accompaniment was much better than expected with a good size orchestra. Small theater so all seats were good and the smoked salmon sandwich I had at intermission to tide me over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having never been to the ballet before, we decided to take the plunge with Swan Lake in the composers home town. The sets were superb, the dancing excellent, and the (well known) music of course beautiful! The theatre got quite stuffy by the end of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frecbe
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Went with our Viking cruise and absolutely loved it, the theatre is beautiful and the ballet which I thought I would never enjoy was breathtaking, I actually understood the story of Swan Lake and enjoyed it immensely. Must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suz61W
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Mikhailovsky Theater is one of the oldest and charming musical Theater in St. Petersburg.It is situated in the center of the city with in the Fine Arts Square. We saw "Giselle (LesWilis)". The Show was awesome and the Theater was packed to its capacity. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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jasonz92
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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
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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
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23 October 2016|
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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
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