Saint Petersburg, Russia


Accompanied by a guide, you will visit the theatre areas that are usually inaccessible to the public. One of the most fascinating things in the theatre is it’s size. The areas that are open for the general public is about 1/5 part of the theatre. It is a lot of interesting things on the both sides of the curtain. You will hear about the history of the theatre – the main Ballet and Opera stage of the Russian Empire, about premieres, about world famous composers, dancers, singers and artists who worked at the Mariinsky. You will see how a performance is engineered and how the scenery is made. It is also a unique opportunity to see scenery painting by famous Russian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. You will visit splendid White Hall at the foyer, where Russian Tsars spent time during the imtermissions. Also you will look at the stage from the Tsar’s (President) Box, where Russian Tsars and their guests used to enjoy performances. Main part of the tour is the legendary stage, where you will see a lot of surprises. One of them – magical picture that usually available to the artists only – view of the auditorium from the stage. You will see stage machinery, some of that were made in 18th and 19th centuries. Also you will visit stage properties workshop. On the numerous shelves, there are everything that is needed to make a “special world” on the stage of the theatre – from the “Nutcracker” rats’ masques to the “Swan Lake” mirror figures of the swans The Mariinsky backstage tour is one of the most unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences.


Terms andConditions

  • Booking minimum 30 days in advance
  • Passport copies of all participants required

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