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Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera theatre backstage tour

You have truly 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 lifetime.

Accompanied by a Mariinsky Theatre special guide, you will visit the theatre areas that are usually inaccessible to the public.

Mariinsky backstage
One of the most fascinating things in the theatre is it's size. The areas that are open for the general public is about 20%  of the theatre.There are a lot of interesting things on the both sides of the curtain.


Mariinsky backstage
During your tour you will learn 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.


Mariinsky backstage
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 centuries.


Mariinsky backstage
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.

Mariinsky backstage

This backstage tour is available for all dates when the Mariinsky Theatre has performances. When the theatre is closed for vacations (usually August and 1st half of September), this tour is not conducted.

 Number of people   Price pp, EUR
 2  225
 4  175
 6  145
 8  140
 10 - 20  130

Minimum order - EUR 450

This tour has to be booked in advance.

Please Contact us to ask for details and to book your tour.

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