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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best duck I had. Superb food and ambience! Great service with number of waiters standing on ceremony. Mouthwatering deserts served in very sophisticated restaurant.

Thank 2travelsoon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Bolshoi is very expensive. I first visited under the communist regime and bought a ticket from a local outside. He paid pennies and I paid him a few dollars. Now, it’s like any western theatre for tickets and the prices are massive. But don’t...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an atrraction that you should visit once in a lifetime! Worthwhile from everypoint of view! Don't miss it!

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This building sits magnificently in the central area of Moscow. World famed, it manages to attract and maintain some of the greatest performers in the world of ballet. The stage and auditorium are tremendously eye-catching and we'll maintained. It is easy to picture the Tsar...More

Thank Eamonn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced a once in a lifetime memory experience. The concerts' hall beauty is breathtaking. We chose front row tickets (expensive at first sight) for Tchaikovsky's "The nutcracker" and found ourselves launched -so to say- into a wonderland of music and incredibly talented dancers. What...More

Thank Johnramb
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love opera and ballet it is one of the best theatres in the world to visit. Beautiful building, fantastic performances, bright scenery and costumes. But here is an advise for your visit: prices are very high and if you buy your tickets last...More

1  Thank Moscomway
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful theaters in the world. If you are going for a popular performance make sure to buy tickets as advance as possible.

Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic. If you ever have the chance, you will find it as beautiful a ballet as you would wish to see. Great theatre, great music, a great experience. Follow it with dinner at the Bolshoi restaurant. Unforgettable.

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so lucky yesterday to see a performance of The Nutcracker. A truly magical evening! Our first experience on ballet and we are probably now soiled by this. Tricky and expensive for tickets but no regrets at all.

Thank Markadlz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to get tickets for the ballet performance of "Jewels". Tickets were not cheap but the experience is priceless. It was an experience by itself. You need to book ahead. The performers were flawless and the music, orchestra, lights etc lent a magical...More

Thank Priya_T
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Kelli B
8 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
18 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.