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Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater

Closes in 30 min: 10:00 - 21:00
Open today: 10:00 - 21:00
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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

Thank Reena M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing, breathtaking and incredible experience. The show was awesome. So we'll done and the theatre is just so beautiful. The tickets were a little expensive but it was worth it. The seats were so well situated especially where we sat I could see...More

Thank ZainabM240
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We were here for Swan Lake and had great seats about 15 rows back from the orchestra. The performance was wonderful and we marveled at the poise and talent of the dancers. I'm not sure there's a bad seat in the house, though I don't...More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We saw Don Quixote here and it was absolutely amazing. Even our guys who weren't really into seeing the ballet had a wonderful time. The theater itself is historical and beautiful. They were able to keep it reasonably cool during a heat wave in July...More

Thank HeidiWannaTravel
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had the chance to assist to the famous Swan lake ballet show at this theater. It was really a one in a lifetime experience with this amazing show and the nice live music. Must see ballet show when in Russia

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We originally had booked to see a performance of swan lake in the Hermitage theatre at great expense (£140 per ticket!). It became clear that this was really a tourist thing and not going to produce the quality of dance that we were hoping for....More

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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
13 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
23 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