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State Youth Theatre on Fontanka

Address: emb. of  Fontanka, 114

This theatre is full of life. It runs cross-theatrical skits, rehearsals and performances, which are difficult to get to in.  Even steps of this theatre turn out some kind of desired seats at the stalls. 
 
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre

Address: emb. of Fontanka, 65

The main stage repertoire includes Russian, world classical performances and modern drama. Such as Talents and Admires by Ostrovsky, Maria Stuart by Shiller, Heart break House by Shaw, Twelfth Night of What you will by Shakespeare, Californian Suite by Simone, Quartette by Harwood, The Night of Christmas Eve by Gogol, Unckle’s Dream by Dostoevsky.
 
Alexandrinsky Theatre

б Address: Ostrovskogo square, 2

There are classic performances Seagull, Unckle Vanya, Revizor, Gamlet at stage of Alexandrinsky theatre. The theatre is open also for performances of Festival Golden Mask and for foreign theatre companies.
The Russian State Drama Theatre served as an attribute of the Russian state system for over two and a half centuries. It was founded by the Senate’s Decree, signed by Empress Elizabeth (daughter of Peter the Great). This theatre is the progenitor of all Russian theatres. The date of its foundation 30 August 1756 is the birthday of the Russian professional theatre.  
 
The Hermitage Museum

Address: Dvortsovaja emb.,34

The building of the Hermitage Theatre is one of the buildings of Hermitage. The Hermitage Theatre was originally intended for imperial family and grand people. The hall is quite small and seats only 250 spectators. 
The Hermitage Theatre was built by order of Catherine the Great in 1782-1785 to a design by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi. It was constructed in the austere Neoclassical style on the site of what was once Peter I's Winter Palace. Its unusual auditorium was designed to resemble an amphitheatre, the walls and columns decorated with coloured imitation marble. Statues of Apollo and the nine Muses are placed in niches, with bas-relief portraits of famous musicians and poets above them.
 
Mikhailovsky Theatre
Address: Arts Square, 1
 
The Mikhailovsky Theatre  is the first musical theatre in Saint-Petersburg. The theatre building is situated on the opposite side of Mikhailovsky Palace, which is made in classic style. The facade is made by Carl Rossi projects to make the ensemble of Arts Square complete. Alexander Brullov, the architect of this building, created a wonderful box: you can’t believe that behind this unpretentious facade there is a theatre with magnificent interior: silver and velvet, mirrors, crystals, paintings and sculpt.
 
Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre repertoire includes world-known compositions to the ballet and opera stages – Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, Zhizel, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Eugene Onegin, Prince Igor, Aida.

The are two stages – Mariinsky Theatre and Concert Hall. Both stages have ballet and theatre performances. Classic and symphonic orchestras give a concert here as well.
 
Mariinsky became famous because of ‘Russian seasons’, which were held last century in Europe. Ballet dancers reigned supreme on this stage, among them Anna Pavlova,  Tamara Karsavina, Vatslav Nizhinskiy. 
 


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