Theatres

Watch the best opera and ballet performances

St Petersburg is a true cultural center of Russia. Apart from visiting museums and cathedrals of St Petersburg, you should definitely include in your travel program a cultural evening in one of the theatres. By the way, there are over 100 theatres in the city. Among the most popular are Mariinsky and Aleksandrovsky, Mikhailovsky and Hermitage Theatres.

The interior of the Yusupov Theatre

Petersburg is a city of theaters. Today there are more than a hundred. There are drama theaters and opera and ballet theaters, musical theaters and puppet theaters, philharmonic societies and chapels, pop and mime theaters, theater and concert venues. In their decoration - luxurious imperial…

Eliseevy Merchants' Shop, Saint Petersburg

The story of a merchants’ firm of the Eliseevs started in the 1810s. It was established by a former serf from the Yaroslavskaya province - Pyotr Eliseev. According to one legend, a gardener of earl Sheremetev - Pyotr Eliseev - presented a saucer with fresh…

Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg

It’s impossible to imagine St Petersburg without its magnificent theatres. Mariinsky Theatre is one of the oldest and most famous theatres in Russia as well as in the world. History in brief Its story starts in 1783, when Empress Catherine II issued a decree of…

Bolshoy Drama Theatre in Saint Petersburg Russia

Bolshoi Drama Theatre was established in 1918 by Maksim Gorky, Aleksander Blok and Maria Andreeva. Its first season started from the tragedy by Friedrich Schiller “Don Carlos”. The building of the theatre Building on the Fontanka river was constructed by the Swiss architect Ludwig Fontan…

The water view on Sheremetev Palace

The former residence of the earls Sheremetevs is a cultural monument and a historical building in Saint Petersburg. Nowadays, there you will find one of the branches of St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. Actually, Sheremetev Palace is also called the Fountain House…