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Bolshoi Theatre

Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They only allow 20 people every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to pay 1300 rubles to have a one hour visit to the theater. We got there 45 minutes before they open and even then we couldn't get in. If you really want to visit, prepare...More

Thank Luis Renato P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The venue was smaller than expected considering today's standard. However, it was glorious. Pay attention to your ticket. There are several entrances. The door number will be on the ticket. There was appropriate security in place to feel safe. Be prepared to surrender your coat...More

Thank Kelley R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is just a legend! Beautiful decor with red and gold, very classic and classy - just what an opera house should be. Excellent acoustic of course and good view from most of the seats. Book yourself for world class ballet or opera performance when...More

Thank olya g
Reviewed 4 days ago

We attended a performance of the ballet at the Bolshoi, it was amazing. We are not ballet attendees but found the experience to be fantastic, the ushers were friendly and helpful in finding our way around the venue. The museum is well worth a visit....More

Thank shirleyk735
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bolschoi-Theater is very very beautiful inside and the performance on the stage is even more impressive. The theater is not without any reason so famous for its ballet.

Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful classic theater. We sat in the 3d balcony and were not disappointed by the ability to see the stage. And, the ballet was out of this world. It was well worth the trip

Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Backstage tour is well worth the price and the wait. They only take 15 people in both an English & Russian tour at 11am, and by 9:30 people were lining up. If you're not in line by 10, you have little chance during the summer...More

Thank Maree K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a thrill. An awesome theatre! We got tickets - very reasonable, and saw a performance from the company and students. The skill level from some of the dancers was amazing and the energy level was fantastic. There was a toilet right outside our 2nd...More

Thank janenz55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a cold spring in moscow. We waited outside the theatre for an english tour. Although it was cold the folks in the lineup made the time go fast. You are allowed to take as many pictures as you like. The only time...More

1  Thank A May M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw "The Golden Age" ballet at this theater. I am not a ballet officionado, but loved this. The second act was much better than the first. Just felt how could you be in Russia and not see the ballet.

1  Thank iblaurajc
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Regarding the Bolsoi Tour: so if I understand correctly, there is just ONE English tour per day (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), and only for 20 people?
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.
Hi, I have bought tickets to see a ballet that has starting time 7pm in the New Theatre, and says Presented with one interval, Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes. I presume we will try and eat afterwards.. any tips on how long to leave to collect coats and get out and if the 2hrs 5mins includes the interval? Would I be safe booking a table nearby at say 9.30pm? Thanks!
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.
Some of the operas on the theatre's official website said "Adults Only". Does that mean children are not allowed?
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