Mariinsky Theatre


St. Petersburg
59° 55' 32.322" N, 30° 17' 45.5892" E
General info: 

The Mariinsky Theatre was the center of cultural life of the 19th-century St. Petersburg. Since it was opened in 1860 it has become the prestigious venue for opera and ballet fans. This place helped the Russian classical music thrive. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Modest Mussorgsky are just some whose works premiered here, making them popular, instantly.

The Mariinsky Theatre kept its glory and purpose even in the modern days. There are opera or ballet events almost every day, attracting hundreds of visitors. But concerts aren’t the only thing making this theater live. Lots of people come here to get the idea of the luxurious lifestyle during the Russian Empire period.

Getting there: 

The Mariinsky Theatre is a few blocks away from the St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Walking here is a great way to adore the architecture of the city, but you can also use bus/subway transport.

from metro station private://Nevsky Prospektprivate:// (private://Gostiny Dvorprivate://) - bus 22
from metro station private://Sadovaya/Sennaya Ploshchadprivate:// - fixed-route minibus K-1
from Bolshoi Prospekt, Vasilievsky Island - bus 6 or fixed-route minibus K-6, K-124 or K-154


The admission price depends on the venue. The official webpage of the theatre ( gives the valid information.

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