1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. Bolshoi Theatre

Moscow: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

Product ID: 154041
Visit Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, the temple of ballet. Take the unique opportunity to see the historical building after the grand renovation, have a close look at the Tsars' box, learn some of the theatre's secrets and even get a peek behind the scenes.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup optional

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in Moscow holding a sign with your name.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the legendary historical stage where famous Russian ballets were first performed
  • Enter the Presidential box, once belonging to the Tsars
  • Watch a rehearsal of a ballet
  • Walk through the Emperial dining and dancing rooms
Full description
Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the theatre. Marvel at the magnificent facade of the grand Bolshoi Theatre. Enter the main hall and admire a 6–tier auditorium elaborately decorated with crimson and gold embellishments. Receive an insightful introduction to the theatre's turbulent history, hearing of the fires and neglect that threatened to destroy the building forever.

If the time is right, you may even get to see some ballet before the first night! 

Admire the pristine renovations as you see box seats once reserved for Russian emperors, and visit the Royal Foyer, a resting place for emperors during performance intervals. Listen to legends surrounding the incredible acoustics and then return to the entrance to bid your private guide a fond farewell.  
  • Private guide in Russian
  • Translator
  • Entrance fee
  • Photo permit
  • Paid pick-up €15 per group, unlimited amount of people
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Bolshoi Theater, on the steps. Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that you are allowed to take photos of everything except rehearsals
• Seeing the rehearsals is not guaranteed, as the theater reserves the right to change the schedule without notifications
• Please be aware that you will be informed about the exact starting time by the tour operator after booking

From US$ 332.21 Per group up to 6

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

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    4.6 / 5
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    4.4 / 5
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    4.2 / 5
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Theatre impressive, but a lot of difficulties for busy stage

June 8, 2018


May 5, 2018

C'est une bonne occasion de visiter le Bolchoi. Pour tout français, la guide doit se prénommer Nathalie, ou Natalia. Ce qui était le cas.

February 15, 2020

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