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National Opera House of Ukraine

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Must visit whilst in Kiev

As opera lovers anyway, going to the Kiev opera was a must. But the low ticket prices are also ideal for people who are keen to experience opera, but are perhaps daunted by the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As opera lovers anyway, going to the Kiev opera was a must. But the low ticket prices are also ideal for people who are keen to experience opera, but are perhaps daunted by the high prices of London, New York or Paris. The building itself is beautiful, the seats comfortable, and the quality of Opera, superb. You can't buy tickets... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought our tickets online, incredible value at £10 per seat for front row just above the VIP box and with a direct view of the stage. Nice to see that there were a lot of well behaved children there to enjoy the ballet. The opera house has a series of segmented boxes with proper chairs rather than tip up seats.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful building, but needs improvements 1) you can't buy tickets online, we had to ask friends to buy it for us in person 2) toilet facilities are poor 3) staff was rude 4) people around were annoying because the took photos and video during the whole performance non stop despite the signs However the ballet was good,... More 

Thank Jennnia
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This building has beautiful style and is reachly decorated. There are some poorly designed technical parts though. Ballett is ok, but far from great. As to the opera, it is good. I do recommend though for a nice evening and good impressions.

Thank 경준천
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Ballet w/ GF and it was great. Be aware there is a thriving ticket scalping community at the Opera. Buy tickets well in advance (otherwise you'll pay a 400% scalper markup). If u are in a Balcony - u MUST get first or second row. Have fun!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went to the Ballet Thursday night. The orchestra and the dancers were incredible. The Opera house was old, but beautiful. I would highly recommend going anytime when your in Kiev.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Even, as a person, who is not a big fun of ballet, I highly enjoyed going to the National Opera House of Ukraine. The Nutcracker around Christmas time is a must. The performance was really professional, accompanied by timeless music. Must go.

Thank Marina M
Knighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Booked online before arrival - seamless transaction - Christmas eve special opera and ballet performance treat for myself and a dressed up daughter - wonderful and so cheap for a box by London standards! Even if you don't like opera and ballet TRY it!

Thank shorttriptraveller
Brovary, Ukraine
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

There was a really great pastime! Live music by symphony orchestra has fascinated us. We had the opportunity to relax during listening songs from films that received Oscar. Thank for composers talents wich wrote so unbelievable music to films (Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Hans Zimmer) and concert by "Lords of the sound" in Kiev National Opera!

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our tickets were 20uah and the view was perfect. There is a screen to translate the opera into Ukrainian. You do not have to pay for cloakroom and binoculars are 10uah to hire. There is a small variety of snacks/drinks to choose from for the intervals. Was a lovely way to end the evening. Recommended for all ages :)

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