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Bolshoi Theatre

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Address: Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
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The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a...

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.

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Let's face it, if your trip to Moscow does not include The Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi ballet and the old Moscow Circus, you haven't done it right. Just like the circus... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let's face it, if your trip to Moscow does not include The Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi ballet and the old Moscow Circus, you haven't done it right. Just like the circus, there are two buildings to the Bolshoi Theatre - the historic building and the new. The new is just like any other theatre but the historic is opulence... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice performence. very nice theater. intresting to see people from many contreis together with russions.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mr.Sergey Karaoglanov and Mr.Ari Kobickar accompanied me to a wonderful and magical evening to the theatre, we enjoyed the play swan lake, music composed by famous Tchaikovsky:

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Bolshoi shows are quite the experience a must do if in Moscow. The Theatre itself is stunning. will go again when in Moscow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to get hold of a ticket the same day I arrived from the hotel concierge. It was a very cultural, local and insightful experience. Highly recommended. I also got to have Cognac with raw fish in the break. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful night at the opera. Comfortable, roomy seating and an exquisite, beautiful venue. Helpful staff. Be prepared for the cloakroom crush but the queues cleared quickly. Staff work very quickly. Ushers helpful and generally spoke some English. Wow! It was wow! A night at the Bolshoi should be on every itinerary. It should not be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very successful to find a tickets to Bolshoi - very impressive beautiful Tsarski theatre. Performance of Shostacovich opera was not impressive. I prefer more the symphonies by him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw "Romeo and Juliet". The dancers were wonderful, as was the orchestra. Seats were quite comfortable and the interior was amazing. There were refreshments for purchase during the intermission (coffee, tea, soft drinks, full bar and desserts). Ticket prices were very reasonable. Definitely a must see for the Moscow visitor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest in ballet or opera, you MUST go to the Bolshoi. Attracts mostly Russians - not so many tourists as the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg - which makes if feel really authentic. The theater is gorgeous so if you don't do a performance try for a tour of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's feels like a great and a historical event to go to. The theatre is beautiful and powerful, the acoustic is good and the music is unforgettable. Big like for the show

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