RUSSIAN BALLET AND OPERA
where to go and how to get tickets!


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Russian ballet and opera are a must-do while visiting Russia, if of course you want to experience the local culture at its very best.

Russia is famous for its ballet and every traveler who visits Saint Petersburg and Moscow should really watch the ballet and opera evenings, even if they are not avowedly fans, or have never ever seen one.

Personally speaking, attending one of the many ballets and opera performances in the imperial city can be the highlight of your Russian trip. Over the past years Anastasia and I, have attended different Russian ballet performances, and each time it turned out to be an unforgettable experience, and I can bet it would be the same for you.

There are few theaters in St Petersburg where you can enjoy a timeless classic settings known and loved throughout the world, such as Swan Lake and The Sleeping beauty, or The Nutcracker and Spartacus, or La Bayadere, as well as other ballets like Giselle and Cinderalla.

All of the top performances are featured inside stunning historical buildings, so as soon as you step in you will be impressed by the extraordinary architecture and elegant interiors of the Theaters, which are an attraction itself.

That's said, if you ever travel to St Peterbsurg don't miss a visit to one of the listed Russian ballet theaters below. And, regardless of where you go, remember to dress up well (no ripped-off jeans, sneakers, and t-shirts), come early, and eat before you arrive as food served at any of these theater is overpriced. Also, keep in mind to buy tickets in advance to reserve the best seat (the first row of any balcony or the back row is your best choice).

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Ready to go? If so check out our picking list of top venues for the ballet and opera below, and have a great evening.

St Petersburg Chamber Opera


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Aleksandrinsky Theatre


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Mikhaylovsky Theatre


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Mariinsky Theatre


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WHERE TO BUY TICKETS


If you're planning to visit one of the theaters presented on this page, you can buy the tickets without mark-ups through their official website. This is the easier, safest, and cheapest way to get your tickets for the Russian ballet. However, we recommend that you buy tickets for these leading theaters in advance. Especially during the high tourist season (May – September).

Please note that if you don’t see any tickets on-line try to check the theater’s ticket-office and some ticket-offices in the city a few days before going. Keep also in mind that theaters post their play-bills about three months in advance. So when a middle-man offers you to buy the tickets half a year ahead it’s time to think twice. This lead me to say... avoid to purchase your tickets through third parties websites as most of the time you may end up paying much more than the offered regular price.

With that in mind, if you still need help with buying your tickets, feel free to get in touch with us, and we will buy them for you.

Written by Davide C.


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