Saint Petersburg theaters

Saint Petersburg theaters guide. Description, address, location on the map.

Mariinsky Theater

Mariinski theatre “Mariinsky Theater” is one of the largest musical theaters in Russia. This is the most famous theater in Saint Petersburg. Theater repertoire includes the best works of classical opera and ballet.

Circus in Saint Petersburg

Circus on the Fontanka in St. Petersburg is the most famous circus in the city. You can find different variants of the name: The Circus on Fontanka River, The Bolshoi Saint-Petersburg State Circus, Ciniselli Circus. It is one of the oldest circuses in Russia. If you are not a fan of the circus art, nevertheless, it makes sense to see the show with your own eyes. The Circus is especially popular with children.

Youth theater on Fontanka

St. Petersburg State Youth Theatre on the Fontanka was opened in 1980. It is also possible to count the history of the theater and since 1974. It Togra (17 December 1974) has opened a new theater in the theater of the Leningrad City Council titled "Youth". Currently Molozhёzhny theater is one of the most popular theaters in St. Petersburg.

The theater has two stages (Small Stage and the Main Stage). The theater building is located in the Izmailovsky Garden, near the Fontanka River.


St. Petersburg “Music Hall” Theater is a popular place among of pop art fans. Entertaining performances (comedies, operettas, concerts) are held on music hall stage. Music hall performances often combine various forms of performing arts: singing, dancing, performing arts and even acrobatics. Main rule in productions of music hall is: it should not be boring.

Bolshoi Drama Theater

“Bolshoy Drama Tovstonogov Theater” (BDT) in Saint Petersburg was founded in 1919 on the initiative of the famous writer Maxim Gorky and theaters and circuses official Maria Andreeva. The theater was named after Tovstonogov since 1992(from 1932 to 1992 it was named Gorky). Many well-known Russian (Soviet Union) actors performed in the theater at different times. The theater repertoire contains both Russian and world theatre classics and contemporary author’s works. It is one of the most famous drama theaters in St. Petersburg.

Maly Drama Theatre

Maly Drama Theater (Small Drama Theater) in Saint Petersburg was established in 1944. The theater originally was mobile and had no its own building. The theater troupe showed their performances only in the cities and villages of the Leningrad region. The theater was allocated in a building on the Rubinsteina Street 18 In 1956.

Maly Drama Theatre is a member of The Union of the Theatres of Europe. (UTE has 19 member theaters in 11 countries in 2014).

Baltic House Festival Theatre

“Baltic House” theater (Балтийский Дом) is one of the most popular theaters of Saint Petersburg. At the theater, there are held performances of classical and contemporary repertoire.

The theatre was started in 1936 as the “Memorial Lenin Komsomol Theater” and was renamed “Baltic House” in 1991. The theater was renamed again in 2000 to its current name, “Baltic House Festival Theatre”.

Theater is the founder of the International Theatre Festival “Baltic House”.

Choral Chapel of Saint Petersburg

“State Academic Choral Capella of Saint Petersburg” is a concert organization, which includes Russia's oldest professional choir and a symphony orchestra. “Choir Capella” occupies several buildings in the city center. Its buildings have facades at “Moika River” embankment 20, and the other at “Bolshaya Konyushennaya” street 11.

Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic in Saint Petersburg

The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic is the place where you can hear classical music performed by the best musicians. The philharmonic Orchestra is one of the best in Russia. The philharmonic has two concert halls and a library.

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic is the oldest in Russia. It dates back to the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, which was organized in 1803.
The philharmonic hall was built in 1839 by architect Paul Jacot for Noble Assembly of St. Petersburg. The facade of the building was designed by Carlo Rossi.

Alexandrinsky Theater

Alexandrinsky theater photo Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg is one of the oldest theaters in Russia. It is located in the heart of the city, near the main street of Russia.


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