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Bolshoi Theatre

Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We experienced swan lake at the Bolshoi on Saturday and it was superb. Were not regular ballet / theatre people (probably at 5 yearly intervals) but if you are in Moscow it's a must and try to book a few weeks in advance as it...More

Thank green91
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you travel to Moscow , you must go to this theatre ! The atmosphere is great , and i went back in time as i imagined how it would be , more than 100 years ago . It's not easy to find tickets ,...More

Thank PNMG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never seen a ballet before so what better place is there place see my 1st. Friendly staff, I was happy with my seat but I booked as soon as they became available. Faster service in the interval would have been nice but I understand that...More

Thank safewaygreenbox
Reviewed 5 days ago

Coming from the U.S. you should purchase your tickets online a couple months beforehand. Don't wait till you get here as many people in mY group were disappointed they could not get tickets. The theatre is beautifully and if you get a chance to see...More

Thank GoldCountry2
Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited this theatre in 1972 and after so many years I found the theatre in wonderful condition with renovated stair wells and escalators and lifts installed. The staff were enormously helpful when I had problems in the booked seat moving me to a...More

Thank gtassie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience to see an opera show. The place is magnificent. A must go place when you're in Moscow.

Thank Yoke F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After they relooked the theater, outside , inside everything is magic The sound inside is amazing Great place

Thank BeHappy75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I watched a beautiful ballet in the 'New Theater', but also managed to get a sneak peek inside the main theater lobby as well. They are both brilliant in both architecture and the arts that are performed there. An absolute must!

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place for the spectacle - Boris Godunov and as a visitor with the excursion through all the theatre. Both impressive. The only downside I could find was a price of champagne in the foyer. Be careful! ;-)

Thank 2017_and_further
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never been a ballet fan and was a bit sceptic about our visit in the Bolshoj theater. My wife insisted and organized it . We saw a performance of Gregorevitch and it was impressive. one tip: get a seat in the lodge.

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Tverskaya can’t be discovered with just a first
glance, the neighborhood is shaped around a long
street populated with well-known shops and brands. But
it’s more than shopping that makes this place
interesting. Take a few steps into the streets running
parallel to the main artery to discover the charm just
behind the mighty Stalinist style architecture. Comfy
European pedestrian streets Bolshaya Dmitrovka or
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Kelli B
7 September 2017|
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Response from marieandpat | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last month for the ballet, there was no standing room tickets. You had to buy a seat. We dealt directly with the Bolshoi online. Be careful, the theatre is really a horseshoe shaped theatre with the... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from Eman101010 | Reviewed this property |
That's correct, and you have to get the ticket on the day. No tours on public holidays.
5 March 2017|
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Response from flare31 | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be able to collect the coats within 15minutes, no serious delays should be expected as far as I remember.