Mikhailovsky Theater

Opera and ballet

A simple yellow building on the Arts Square in St. Petersburg, the Mikhailovsky Theater is often overlooked in favor of the more popular Mariinsky Theater. But its famous cousin should not deter people from attending performances or even simply admiring the theater, for the Mikhailovsky's history and productions are no less amazing.
Like the Mariinsky, the Mikhailovsky Theater was established by royal decree. It was not until after the 1917 revolution that the Mikhailosvky developed its own theater company. Prior to this it staged performances using the Mariinsky's company, a company of French performers, or the Alexandrinsky's company. The Mikhailovsky had a booming French influence, with numerous famous French actors as residents and the works of French authors in pro...

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The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet

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April 24, 19:00 $69.00

The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet

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April 25, 19:00 $69.00

The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet

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April 26, 19:00 $69.00

Un Ballo in Maschera

Opera

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April 27, 19:00 $29.00

Without words. Duende. Prelude

Ballet

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May 02, 19:00 $79.00

Without words. Duende. Prelude

Ballet

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May 03, 19:00 $79.00

Without words. Duende. Prelude

Ballet

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May 04, 19:00 $79.00

La Boheme

Opera

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May 06, 19:00 $45.00

La Fille Mal Gardee

Ballet

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May 07, 19:00 $45.00

La Fille Mal Gardee

Ballet

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May 08, 19:00 $45.00

Tosca

Opera

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May 09, 19:00 $29.00

La Fille Mal Gardee

Ballet

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May 10, 19:00 $45.00

La Fille Mal Gardee

Ballet

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May 10, 13:00 $45.00

La Traviata

Opera

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May 11, 19:00 $45.00

La Fille Mal Gardee

Ballet

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May 11, 13:00 $45.00

The Tsar's Bride

Opera

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May 13, 19:00 $29.00

The Flames of Paris

Ballet

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May 14, 19:00 $55.00

The Flames of Paris

Ballet

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May 15, 19:00 $55.00

The Flames of Paris

Ballet

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May 16, 19:00 $55.00

L'elisir d'amore

Opera

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May 17, 19:00 $29.00

WhitneyJW

03/28/2013 13:37

I had the chance to see Swan Lake. It is a small theater, but there is not a poor seat in the house. The acoustics are phenomenal.

Reowulf

03/12/2013 12:08

Although the theatre is owned by the city we are told that the refurbishment has been paid for by a Russian philanthropic billionaire. Looking like a warehouse from the outside the interior is stunning. We saw Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet performed by a travelling dance company. Superb Russian music performed by a Russian orchestra in this fine theatre of Saint Petersburg and danced by a Russian troupe and at a reasonable ticket price. Check the programme in advance, though, and book ahead. You may not get tickets closer to the date. We had a full house. A night we shall never forget.

Poleff

02/01/2013 07:38

I prefere to visit this theatre for ballet performances because I suppose the opera singers are not as good as ballet dancers here.
Try to catch the ballet with russian etoiles - Osipova & Vasiliev - they dance in many performances but not often because they commune between New-York, Munich, Vienna, London and St.Petersburg!
The theatre is smaller than Mariinsky but more prominent for its' experiments in dance due to Nacho Duato - new ballet director.
And there is a very tasty cafe in theatre which is so rare in russian theatre.
Tickets are cheap and chairs are comfortable!

Luana Rubin

10/24/2012 15:06

I was absolutely delighted to score a box seat for an Italian opera, in this lovely gem of a historic theater. It is next to the Russian Museum, and near several restaurants, so you can make a whole day and evening out of this area! Best of all, the company had an astonishing amount of talent and passion during the performance, and the sets/costumes were top notch.

Martine Guerret-Robertson

07/30/2012 12:52

Thank you for booking On our behalf our July 26, 2012 evening at the Mikhailovsky Theater. It was magical. Hope to work again with TAR. A wonderful organization.
Best regards

MattewBE

04/12/2011 09:29

I had the pleasure of watching La Sylphide danced my the Mikhailovsky ballet in December 2010. The standard of dance was very high. The theatre looks newly refubished and seems very smart. I had the pleasure of having seats near the front row and found the view absolutely perfect. The ticket prices are much cheaper than the Mariinsky, and this make it more inclusive - even for foreigners who somtimes feel slighted by Russia's two tier ticket pricing system. I highly recommend this theatre and the ballet company is good by international standards.

JamesL

07/10/2010 20:30

Not as famous as the Mariinsky but well worth going to. Dancers are of a very high calibre and the theatre is charming - smaller than the Mariinsky but very cosy.