The main opera stage of the country and one of the best theaters in the world. The theater was built in 1825, but in 1853 the building burned down. Three years later, the Bolshoi was rebuilt. Large-scale reconstructions were carried out in 1886-1893, in 1958 and in 2005-2011. The monumental building of the theater is decorated with massive columns, the interior is striking in luxury. The crystal chandelier in the main auditorium deserves special attention.
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The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the most famous and prestigious cultural institutions in Russia, located in the heart of Moscow. This historic theatre is renowned for its opulent interiors, world-class performances, and rich history, making it a must-v.. Read more »isit destination for anyone interested in the arts and culture.
The Bolshoi Theatre was first established in 1776 and has undergone many renovations and restorations over the centuries, including a major reconstruction in the early 21st century. Today, the theatre is home to the Bolshoi Ballet and the Bolshoi Opera, two of the most acclaimed performing arts companies in the world.
Visitors to the Bolshoi Theatre can enjoy a variety of performances, including classical ballet, opera, and orchestral concerts. The theatre also hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals throughout the year, providing visitors with a diverse and exciting program of entertainment.
In addition to its world-class performances, the Bolshoi Theatre is also renowned for its stunning architecture and opulent interiors. Visitors can take a guided tour of the theatre to explore its historic halls, elegant staircases, and luxurious dressing rooms.
Overall, the Bolshoi Theatre is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the arts and culture. Its rich history, world-class performances, and stunning architecture make it a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are a fan of ballet, opera, or classical music, a visit to the Bolshoi Theatre is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Moscow.
A must see, great architecture. I visited there by walk from Kremlin as i didn't have internet.
Ivan Basilio Robaina Bych
Mesmerizing architecture. Simply a must-see landmark of the city. Don't leave Moscow without admiring its iconic façade. Near the Kremlin.
First visit to Bolshoi Theatre must be always memorable. Fantastic interior just like a palace. Great actors, great voices, great performance. Outstanding orchestra. Bravo!!!
Sin Fong Chan
Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
Visited on 6/10/2019
Never in my dream I dreamt of coming face to face with this magnificent building in the heart of Moscow.
On the roof of the Bolshoi theatre is Quadriga of Apollo, the four horses led by Apollo.
I hear.. Read more »d about this iconic theatre when I was a small kid. When I look through my camera screen, it conjures up my childhood memories of those ballet dancers in tight consume, and opera singers who sang their hearts out in a language that I could not understand.
My knowledge on ballet and opera is very limited, but I do know about the "The Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty" and the "Nutcracker" .
Bolshoi Theatre was damaged extensively by fires, and bombing on different occasions, and has been rebuilt and renovated many times.
It is a pity that our tour does not include visiting the interior of the theatre nor attending a performance.
It’s the biggest theatre in moscow. It almost looks like a museum. The place can be easily located. The inside is ginormous. The building from outside looks huge.
It was my first time visiting any kind of theatre and I visited the finest one, Bolshoi Theatre. We got to see Salome and it was magical. One should definitely visit this once, it's a lifetime experience
Bolshoi theatre was amazing and Indeed one of the best ballet shows in Europe I must say . Love the show and all talented people performing on stage . Unfortunately I didn't took picture of inside the theatre buy I love the artful show and balle.. Read more »t dance performance of our lovely and awesome russian friends , thank you so much it's is really a heaven ♥️?? love you Russia and russian buddies ?
This is the second place you must visit (after the red square) if you are in Moscow.
This is a historical place of great importance for Russian culture.
I recomend to watch the Russian ballet (you will understand the reason of it's fame).
It is .. Read more »appropriate to wear formal clothes. It is not a requirement but for Russians it's customary to dess up for this occasion.
Mrs. Valeriya Gray
Unforgettable experience. Must see in Moscow.
The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow’s main sights, was opened on 20 October 1856, on Tsar Alexander II’s coronation day.
The Bolshoi Theatre is a .. Read more »symbol of Russia for all time. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages
The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi .. Read more »Ballet Academy, a world-famous leading school of ballet. It has a branch at the Bolshoi Theater School in Joinville, Brazil...
Lately I could not review Red Square, because Google maps wrote that Red Square ? is not reviewable. I absolutely agree with that statement. To make my own statement I can say Bolshoi Theatre is not reviewable either. It is a part of history of Russi.. Read more »a, Soviet Union and Russia again. There are certain places that can’t be reviewed. You just can express your emotions with exclamation signs ? Absolutely breathtaking! Full of history! Full of culture!
The Bolshoi Theatre (Russian: Большо́й теа́тр, tr. Bol'shoy teatr, Great Theatre, is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, originally designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballet and opera performances. Before the October Revolution it was a part of the Imperial Theatres of the Russian Empire along with Maly Theatre (Small Theatre) in Moscow and a few theatres in Saint Petersburg (Hermitage Theatre, Bolshoi (Kamenny) Theatre, later Mariinsky Theatre and others).
Beautiful! I loved the place so much. The building was very intricate and outstanding! The dancers and plays they showed made me very emotional. Overall great experience! You should definitely visit the Bolshoi Theatre!
Very much liked the Bolshoi Theatre... It is one of the greatest examples of the rich, aesthetic Russian Architecture... Various shows and plays are organised here. It is situated at the heart of the Russian captial- Moscow... Very fine carvings... I.. Read more »t is one of the most beautiful places in Eurasia... Must be visited if one tours Moscow...
Wow! What an historic and beautiful theatre. One of the greatest in the world and a perfect location to see an opera or ballet
The iconic place to visit on Moscow. You can't miss this place as you will fall in love with balet
The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. The theatre is the parent compa.. Read more »ny of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a world-famous leading school of ballet. It has a branch at the Bolshoi Theater School in Joinville, Brazil.
The main building of the theatre, rebuilt and renovated several times during its history, is a landmark of Moscow and Russia (its iconic neoclassical façade is depicted on the Russian 100-ruble banknote). On 28 October 2011, the Bolshoi re-opened after an extensive six-year renovation. The official cost of the renovation is 21 billion rubles ($688 million). However, other Russian authorities and other people connected to it claimed much more public money was spent. The renovation included restoring acoustics to the original quality (which had been lost during the Soviet Era), as well as restoring the original Imperial decor of the Bolshoi.
Wow place in Moscow.
Visited 30 years ago, 1990, and has been fantastic because during a normal show a "flash mob strike" for 5 minuts, when all worker people stopped on the stage in Front of Us, only ask a best condition of work at the Com.. Read more »intern Russian.
At the end, only applause for them!!
Wow! What a great theater with high professional artists and the most beautiful ambience. I would love to go there again. A must see in moscow.
Quite Impressive from outside, but the real story starts inside. The theater itself is a state of art.
Majestic facade with fountains and gardens at front. The auditorium is magnificent, stretches up six levels. You can feel the Soviet style inside a.. Read more »nd outside.
Have to purchase tickets in advance through official website. You’re not allowed to take a picture or videos during the performance.
Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” was a big surprise for me. I really did not expect it to be as wonderful as it was. The cast with their brilliant voices and costumes were simply amazing. I really DO RECOMMEND everyone going to Moscow.. Read more » to add Bolshoi to their “bucket list”, pack an evening dress and visit this pearl of Moscow theatre scene.
One of the oldest and most beautiful theaters in the world.. it's really really worth it to watch a performance here.
But at least you should book on of the theater's organized tours, huge amount of information really interesting stuff to l.. Read more »earn about history and culture