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Mariinsky Theatre

Teatralnaya Ploschad, 1 St. Petersburg Russia

7 812 326 4141

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The original Mariinsky Theatre is often referred to by its name during Communism, the Kirov Theatre. This legendary venue for ballet and opera iswhere Tchaikovsky debuted The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty and ballet greats such as Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov honed their skills on the enormous stage, is a highlight to any trip to St. Petersburg. Today the building is restored and is fascinating to those interested in historic architecture. Pick up tickets for a matinée or evening performance through the theatre website and be aware that most Russian’s dress formally for a night at theatre. Contact Indagare to set up a behind-the-scenes tour.

Written by Amelia Osborne Scott

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