Mikhailovsky Theatre deserves the special place it has in Russia’s cultural history. It was founded in 1833 by Tsar Nicholas I, and is one of the country’s oldest opera and ballet houses. During the Soviet period the theatre was renamed many times. But today it is locally known as the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Standing proudly on Arts Square in central St. Petersburg, it is located in the cultural heart of the city. Here you will also find other theatres, concert halls and museums.
Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet
Historically, any performances at Mikhailovsky Theatre were provided by a French company. Since Vladimir Kekhman took over, the theatre now receives international attention and is acknowledged worldwide for its incredible opera and ballet performances. The Director of Ballet and the Director of Opera work in close collaboration with the theatre to put on some of the most remarkable performances in the world. The theatre has a strong focus on classical masterpieces from Russia and across Europe. Opera and ballet shows are often from 19th and 20th century.
In addition to the works of Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Company, the theatre offers a full programme of performances from international opera and ballet companies. The wonderful thing about arts and music is that it appeals to an international audience and it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand the local language.
Accommodation in Central St. Petersburg
Why not treat yourself to an unforgettable night at the opera, or a ballet performance in one of Russia’s oldest theatres? Mikhailovsky also offers exciting opportunities to introduce the arts to youths. Whilst in this magnificent city, take time to visit other major attractions such as the State Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s oldest museums. From delightful accommodation at the Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg, access to the city’s many historical gems is only minutes away.