“Has it been two hours already? And we didn't even notice! " - I often hear these words at the end of the excursion. The atmosphere and beauty of the Bolshoi captivate and do not let go, and our meetings are always easy and exciting. You will follow the path of the theater, discover architectural secrets, hear about an authentic restoration and, if you're lucky, watch the life of the Bolshoi's historical stage. Group excursion Duration 2 hours Group size up to 20 people Children Without children How it goes Indoors Rating 4.83 on 24 reviews 1950 RUB per person
What awaits you
The history and splendor of the Bolshoi You enter the theater through the main entrance and find yourself in a discreet yet elegant lobby. Here I will begin a story about the difficult fate of the building
Of course, a historic stage awaits you: boxes shining in gold, a colorful ceiling and a chandelier made of 24 thousand crystal elements. You will feel yourself in the 18th and 19th centuries, and we will talk about the times when people went to the theater not only to see a performance, but also to “see people and show themselves”. After the parterre we will go to the mezzanine and to the gallery, where students have always gathered.
Also, during the tour, I will show you the audience and the imperial foyer, the choral, exhibition and Beethoven halls. You will learn about the purpose of these rooms and reveal a couple of interior secrets.
A soulful journey through the theater My excursion is always live communication with guests, not a boring lecture. There will be many interesting facts and fascinating details, and some more chronicles of the city. In the theater, there are no two identical excursions, because the theater is not a museum, something is constantly happening here: rehearsals, installation or analysis of scenery, filming, conferences, awards ceremonies. The way our meeting proceeds also depends on the composition of the group: if the parents brought their children to get acquainted with the theater, then I talk to the children in a fabulous and playful way; older people share their memories, which can also be very interesting.
Who is the excursion for?
Adults and children from 11 years old
It is important to understand that the theater is a living, acting organism, and its internal mode is subordinated to the ultimate goal, the success of the performance. If a rehearsal is taking place on the Bolshoi stage, especially an orchestral one, the entrance to the stalls may be restricted or even prohibited. In this case, we, as a rule, go up the gallery: this way you will become not only excursionists, but spectators; watch the process of creating the performance! Most of our guests do not complain about the blackout in the auditorium, but perceive this situation as good luck. But I am obliged to warn about this probability.
How the excursion goes
- We are examining the spectator section. The entrance to the working premises (artists' dressing rooms, stage, ballet classes, etc.) is prohibited by the theater management.
- Individual excursions (they are also possible) must be coordinated separately. The cost of an individual excursion: 6500 rubles. for 1-3 people or 2000 rubles. per person, if there are more of you.
- The tour can also be conducted in English
The excursion starts at the Bolshoi Theater. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking. Museums and ArtBolshoi Theater3Theatrical3