St. Petersburg, being the cultural capital of Russia, is famous for its
rich theatrical life, and Russian ballet is an inseparable part of the cultural
The history of ballet in Russia goes back to 1740s, when the Imperial School of Ballet was established in St. Petersburg. However Russian ballet became world famous as late as beginning of the 20th century, when Sergey Diagilev brought “Ballet Russes” to Europe.
Even if you are not a «ballet person», Russian ballet is definitely worth experiencing, just to get a feel of what it is like.
Today Bolshoy theatre and Mariinsky theatre are two world-renowned Russian ballet troupes that tour the world and rival with each other. Mariinsky theatre (in Soviet times known as Kirov ballet) is located in St. Petersburg. Other famous ballet companies include: Mikhailovsky theatre, Russian ballet theatre, Yacobson balet theatre, St. Petersburg ballet theatre of Constantine Tachkine.
We’ll book you tickets to one of the leading St. Petersburg theatres
(the repertoire is changing all the time, check what’s on during your
visit). Dress to impress and enjoy the passion, mystery and grace of one
of the timeless love stories.
If you are keen on ballet, you will enjoy special backstage tours that we can arrange for you in: