State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 4 publications
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Top 1% in St. Petersburg About the TripExpert Score

4 expert recommendations


Frommer's 34

Viewing anything in this theater makes you feel regal, even if the performance is limp and you're in sneakers. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Mariinsky Theatre has played a pivotal role in Russian ballet ever since it was built in 1859 and remains one of Russia's most loved and respected cultural institutions. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Of international standing, the theatre has a new hall, linked to the historic edifice by a passageway, located in a highly modern structure (2 000 seats) and a wing a few minutes away. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Built in 1733 and capped with a distinctive golden needle, the 400-plus-foot spire is a landmark of the Petersburg skyline Full review →

Make sure to catch a perfromance of the Kirov ballet troupe, who performs in the golden Main Hall.

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