Tours are available by appointment only in advance. This applies to both pre-organised groups and groups, formed from individual visitors on the spot.
Tours are scheduled when no rehearsals and performances are held.
Please note, that changes may apply to the tour route and schedule due to the occupation of the theatre building.
Payments can be made by cash or bank transfer to the Alexandrinsky Theatre’s account against the issued invoice.
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TOURS PRICES of ‘The splendid Alexandrinsky Theatre’, ‘Theatrical and cultural complex “Alexandrinsky” ’and ‘Theatre Quarter’ tours
For citizens of the Russian Federation – 500 rubles per person.
For citizens of the Russian Federation, entitled to social benefits (retirees, high school students, home front workers, disabled persons of the First and Second categories and other categories, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation) – 200 rubles per person (proof of entitled beneficial status required).
For citizens of the Russian Federation in groups up to fifteen visitors inclusive – 7500 rubles for single group ticket.
For citizens of the Russian Federation, entitled to social benefits (retirees, high school students, home front workers, disabled persons of the First and Second categories and other categories, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation) in groups up to fifteen visitors inclusive – 3000 rubles for single group ticket (proof of entitled beneficial status required).
Great Patriotic War veterans and citizens of the sieged Leningrad – free admittance (proof of entitled beneficial status required).
For individual foreigners:
tour in Russian – 600 rubles per person.
tour in foreign language – 1000 rubles per person.
For foreign citizens in groups:
tour in Russian, for groups up to fifteen visitors inclusive – 9 000 rubles for single group ticket.
tour in foreign language, for groups up to fifteen visitors inclusive – 15 000 rubles for single group ticket.
TOURS PRICES of ‘Theatre Voyage’ tour
For citizens of the Russian Federation – 600 rubles per person
PRICES OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES of ‘The splendid Alexandrinsky Theatre’ and ‘Theatrical and cultural complex “Alexandrinsky” ’ tours.
Home video recording of the ‘The splendid Alexandrinsky Theatre’ tour (seeing the Alexandrinsky Theatre Main Stage interiors and temporary exhibition of the Alexandrinsky Theatre props furniture and costumes) and of the ‘Theatrical and cultural complex “Alexandrinsky” ’ tour (visiting the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre) – 100 rubles for one recording equipment
The Alexandrinsky Theatre
The splendid Alexandrinsky Theatre
A tour around the interiors of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and the display of the Museum of Russian Drama
Age group: adults, students, high school students
Tour duration: 1.5 hour
The Alexandrinsky theatre, the oldest state theatre of our country once was the main imperial stage of Russia. The magnificent building, erected as per design of the celebrated architect K.I.Rossi, still lets one to feel the atmosphere of the splendid and magnificent imperial theatre.
While being on tour, the guests of the theatre will have an opportunity to walk along the Equipage hall, where wonderful carriages made a stop; to visit Spectators’ and Tsar’s lobby and admire the superb Audience hall. We offer our guests to get into the secret life of the theatre, usually hidden from audience’s eyes. Visitors will be let into the secret of the Tsar’s Box and the Private Box of Nicholas I, they will learn about amazing discoveries, found under the floor of the auditorium during the reconstruction in 2006. They will also visit the acoustic tube and hear numerous legends of the theatre.
Thanks to the stage costumes and items of theatre daily routine presented in the Museum of Russian Drama, great performances of the Alexandrinsky Theatre will come alive in visitors’ imagination: superb Don Juan, brilliant and tragic Masquerade by V.E.Meyerkhold and A.Y.Golovin and many others. During the tour visitors learn about the theatre repertoire in the 19th and 20th centuries, they will see dresses from the private wardrobe of actresses, overcoats of theatre doorkeepers, antique tickets and sketches to famous performances.
Theatrical and cultural complex “Alexandrinsky”
New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre or Theatre of the 21st century
New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre or Theatre of the 21st century: tour around the theatrical and cultural complex “Alexandrinsky”
Age group: adults, students, high school students.
Tour duration: 1 hour.
The new theatrical and cultural complex “Alexandrinsky” opened in May 2013. It is a unique multifunctional theatrical centre. This event marks a new stage in the history of the oldest national theatre of Russia.
We invite you on the tour, during which the visitors of the theatre will have an opportunity to see around the unusual layout of the building complex from the different points of view; you will learn how a modern building coexists with a building of the 19th and 20th centuries; why does a modern theatre needs its own sound and video recording studio and what an online-theatre and chromakey are. And, most importantly, you will see the stage that gives an opportunity for theatrical experiments and allows you to look into the world of the theatrical future.
Duration of the Tour: 1 h. 15 m.
‘Theatre Quarter’ is an exclusive, culturally evolving educational walking route, which introduces you to the alive history of Russian arts. Theatre quarter – the city’s district nearby the Alexandrinsky Theatre – naturally preserves remembrance of major historical happenings, of artists and related eminent statespersons that constitute the glorious Russian scenic arts.
our’s landmarks are: the Alexandrinsky Theatre Old Stage building, Saint-Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music , Saint-Petersburg State Theatrical Library, Vaganova [Russian] Ballet Academy. These buildings shape the historic area, formed by Ostrovsky Square, Zodchego Rossi Street, Lomonosov Square and Fontanka River embankment. There, the world-renowned traditions of Russian theatrical arts have been nurtured and cherished since the early XVIII century. The architectural ensemble of the quarter is the recognized urban architecture and planning masterpiece.
The tour introduces sightseers to the most memorable locations, charged with the creative spirit of Saint Petersburg. Participants will see the theatre, both modern and preserving centuries of history, and have a glance at inner world of today’s Old (Historic) and New Stages of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
The tour introduces guests to the spectacular interiors of the Alexandrinsky Theatre - one of the most beautiful theatre buildings in the world, including the Tsar’s Lobby and the ceremonious Tsar’s Box, as well as the multi-storied Audience hall. Visitors will have an opportunity to unveil the inner, usually discreet, theatre life, to closer learn the artistic achievements of great actors, directors and designers, who forged the repertoire and glory of Russian theatrical arts since the early XVIII century until today.
The tour continues with the river trip. Sightseers will follow the development that Russian theatrical culture underwent and progressed throughout ages, observe the evolution of Russian theatres from court companies to the Directorate of Imperial Theatres, mark theatre-related bygone locations, which, however, left a significant trace in history. We will discuss the impact of the Imperial court and of the Soviet government on theatrical lifetime, recollect the nobility’s fashionable theatrical balls, popular pageantries, theatre’s traditions and customs, talk on what inspires theatrical community in Saint Petersburg today.
The tour gives guests of the theatre the chance to glance at the city’s theatre realm from an unusual perspective. Sightseers approach the living historical reminiscences and see with what an extreme care does Saint Petersburg preserve the memory of world-renowned traditions of Russian theatrical arts.