Mariinsky Theater Performance

4 hours | St. Petersburg | LED-855
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Points of Interest

  • Ballet
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Mariinsky Theater (historical stage)
Forged by two revolutions and two world wars, the magnificent theater opened in 1860 and quickly became the pre-eminent theater of late 19th century Russia. Built by Czar Alexander II as a gift to his wife Maria Alexandrovna, the theater resembles the golden palaces of the Imperial family from the Neo-Renaissance façade to the ornate interior that boasts golden eagles, lustrous curtains and sparkling chandeliers. Once the site of the world's largest stage, it has seen premieres by such greats as Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, while the dance school produced Nureyev and Nijinsky. The main auditorium is horseshoe shaped with balconies over three levels and is designed to promote great acoustics, viewing and comfort for theater guests.

Mariinsky Theater II
In May 2013 we all witnessed the opening of the Mariinsky Theater New Stage - Mariinsky-II. The repertoire of Mariinsky II aims to demonstrate the supreme art of the performers and the wonderful stage, linking the history of the Mariinsky Theatre with contemporary audiences and with contemporary works from the diverse genres of opera, ballet and symphonic music. The artistic opportunities available to the whole theatre - the opera and ballet companies, chorus and orchestra - expanded greatly with the opening of the New Stage. The new building with its main stage equipped with the very latest technology, and its three chamber concert halls, create the most amazing conditions in which it's possible to bring to life daring artistic ideas and educational projects as well as chamber vocal and instrumental programs. The Mariinsky was able to expand its audience to tens of thousands, and millions of people who can see broadcasts of performances and concerts across Russia's regions and throughout the world.
Today the Mariinsky II, the historic building and the Concert Hall together form a unique cultural complex.

You will have a unique chance to see an unforgettable Mariinsky performance on one of the stages.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
There's so much splendor to take in, don't forget to look up--the theater's intricate ceiling portrays dancing girls and cupids.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
From the ship, you'll travel a short distance over the Neva River to Theater Square, home to the city's artistic community.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN ST. PETERSBURG

The theater is not wheelchair accessible; there are stairs and no elevator. Photography and video recording are not allowed during the performance.

The specific repertoire will be announced on board the ship. Booking deadline is 30 days before the performance date, cancellations cannot be accepted once the booking deadline has passed; however, if you pre-book this tour and on your specific call date the performance will be opera instead of a ballet, you will be given the opportunity to cancel 20 days prior to the performance date.

The Mariinsky Theater is closed in August.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board your motorcoach and transfer to the Mariinsky Theater

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30

Performance at the Mariinsky Theater

Time at site:
02:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
75
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Reboard your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30