St Petersburg ballet

St Petersburg Ballet school is considered to be one of the worlds' best. St. Petersburg is where the world-renowned Ballet Academy named after the legendary prima ballerina Agripina Vaganova is located.

St Petersburg Ballet

Such superstars as Nuriev, Barishnikov, Godunov have graduated from here. Students (some of them are just 5-6 year old!) from many counties come to this Academy to get its' prime ballet education.

Nuriev and Barishnikov

St Petersburg is where the Russian Composer Peter Tchaikovsky wrote Swan Lake, one of the most beautiful and dramatic ballets of all times (ask your guide to show you composers' house). This is where Russian people take their children to the theaters to become introduced to the rich heritage of the St Petersburg Ballet and see the stars of today dancing. Ballet here is always accompanied by an orchestra and you can be guaranteed that you will see a high quality performance . When you are in St. Petersburg, ballet is one of the things you can't miss!

Swan Lake

Usually there are several ballet performances available daily. You will have a choice of theaters and shows. Swan Lake is the most popular and is being performed regularly. You can also see Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and other fabulous ballets.

Mariinsky (former Kirov) theater is the main stage in St Petersburg. During the summer its' troupe is usually on vacation.

Kirov Theatre

NEW! Want to look behind the scene? Check out our new excusive tour - Mariinsky Ballet and Opera theatre backstage tour!

Alexandrinsky Theatre is one of the most beautiful venues in the city. If you choose to go there - make sure to book one of private booths, it's definitely worth it.

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Mikhailovsky theatre - newly restored and fine stage. Smaller but with great acoustics.

Mikhailovsky Theatre

Hermitage theatre - legendary stage, small Royal theatre in Winter Palace. Tickets maybe a bit pricey but you have to pay to see the ballet inside one of the most famous museums in the world. 

Hermitage theatre

Ask our experts which performances are available during your visit and book your tickets.

Price incl transfers: from USD 165 pp depending on theatre and seating

Looking for something else to do during your St Petersburg evening? See our St Petersburg Evening Events and make your choice.

PS. Here are a few things for us to think about...
Being probably the most spectacular and beautiful art, ballet remains a real challenge for those who decide to dance professionally. Why do we need ballet? Why on earth would children sacrifice their childhood in order to become ballet dancers? Why do the Russians keep dreaming about careers in ballet, when so few turn into real swans? Well, a real challenge always deserves at least a respect...

St Petersburg Ballet

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Optional tours
Russian Folk Show

Russian Folk Show

When you are in St. Petersburg, ballet is one of the things you can't miss! This is where the Russian Composer Peter Tchaikovsky wrote Swan Lake, one of the most beautiful and dramatic ballets of all times. Ballet here is always accompanied by an orchestra and you can be guaranteed that you will see a high quality performance.

Duration: 2 hours
Russian Ballet

Russian Ballet

If you are looking for a great way to relax after a day of sightseeing and want to get to know the Russian culture and mind, then this show is definitely for you. You will see Russian & Cossack dancing, listen to famous national instruments while beautiful voices sing of the joyful traditions in the Russian countryside. Feel yourself Russian!

Duration: 2-3 hours
Canal Tour

Canal Tour

What can be more impressive than seeing the beauty of St. Petersburg leisurely from the water? The city is criss-crossed with small rivers and canals which make the city look like Venice or Amsterdam. Our comfortable boat will take you past the granite embankments along the main waterways of St. Petersburg.

Duration: 1 hour