Timings : 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fee : RUB 1000 - RUB 6000
The Mariinsky Theatre formally opened in 1860, and is home to the internationally reputed Mariinsky Ballet, Opera and Orchestra companies.
The Mariinsky Theatre is one of Russia's most historic opera and ballet theatre, right alongside the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The Mariinsky became St. Petersburg's prime theatre after the structural integrity of the Bolshoi Kamenny was thought to be failing. The Opera Company of the Mariinsky has become one of the most reputed in the world, especially since Valery Gergiev took over in 1988. Setting up ties with famous opera companies around the world, the exposure of the Mariinksy has grown exponentially, and it has added many dimensions to the company. Many international opera festivals are held here, such as Stars of the White Nights festival, which hosts the premieres of the companies performances for the upcoming season. A second stage was added to Mariinsky Theatre in 2013, a 2000 seater which cost a staggering EUR 500 million!
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