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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 today via mobile

No words to describe the feeling of being there. Tasting the history itself! We watched ballet, and it was incredible. Glass of sparkling will take u 300-500 rubles back. Little candy to eat with champagne - 30 rubles

Thank Anna T
Reviewed yesterday

The theater is a must see in Moscow not just for the opera or ballet, but also for the building itself. We opted for the opera Carmen. Dress code is not too strict but it is highly recommended that at least you dress up smart...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful theatre to see both inside and out but it is even better if you attend a performance. I would not recommend sitting on the rail close to the stage. You have an obstructed view

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tickets for the Bolshoi priced from outside the country were completey out of my range. But when the opening of a new whos was cancelled and and an old one scheduled in its place, some Russia friends led me to a ticket office and dug...More

Thank Patrick Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the chance to find a ticket to attend to a Ballet presentation in this theater, i was amazed by the beauty inside and outside the building, i felt like i was in the past looking at the main stage, and the impressive dome...More

Thank Luis Roberto C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the best experience in Moscow. The show was impressive. Very very good performance. It is a must see.

Thank AndreeaEC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Theatre was definitely a highlight of my visit. The theatre is lovely. I took the subway there and back with no problems. Ticket prices are very reasonable and of course the production was beyond lovely.

Thank RobinSoquel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought tickets from the box office about an hour before the performance of Don Quixote. Our tickets were well priced and far cheaper than buying them from the hotel ($60 vs $250). We were one level up in a box which had absolutely horrible...More

Thank JNKelley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most expensive thing we did in Moscow but worth every penny - the dancers are in another class. The ballet was actually in the new theatre but still a great experience. Intermission refreshments were great in terms of choice and speed of...More

Thank I7686NSjulies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theatre was beautifully designed. It had a huge chandelier. The interior had lots of ornate carvings painted in gold. We watched the Don Quixote ballet. The performance was very good. The stage designs were also very good. It was expensive. We got tickets last...More

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behind the mighty Stalinist style architecture. Comfy
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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.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Rick S | Reviewed this property |
At the age of 5 (FIVE) your children have the right to attend Bolshoi Theatre MATINEE (morning) performances, but they must have a ticket of their own. From the age of 10 (TEN), children can attend EVENING performances but... More