Mariinsky Ballet and Opera theatre backstage tour on 27 May 2017
You have unique opportunity to discover the secrets of one of the most famous
theatres in the world. As the backstage tour is completely closed for
general public, we will make sure that you have an experience of a
Accompanied by a Mariinsky Theatre special guide, you will
visit the theatre areas that are usually inaccessible to the
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
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
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 suprises. One of them - magical
picture that usually available to the artists only - view of the auditorum from
the stage. You will see stage machinery, some of that were made in 18th and 19th
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
One of the most fantastic parts of this
excursion will be Golovinsky Hall (set-design area), which is located right
under the theatre's cupola. Since 18th century – this is the very place where
sets for the performances are being created.
Mariinsky backstage tour is one of the most unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences.
Duration: about 1 hour
Number of visitors: from 6 to 20
You can cancel or change the date of the backstage tour for any reason and receive a full 100% refund !
Cancellations and changes are possible up to 14 days (2 weeks) before the backstage tour date.
Please note that the tour should be bought in advance, it is best to buy it not later than 1 month before your visit. It is not possible to buy the tour in less than 1 week (7 days) before your visit.