Splendid Mikhailovsky Theatre Back Stage Tour by Private Van & Guide

2 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $721 Per Vehicle

Splendid Mikhailovsky Theatre Back Stage Tour by Private Van & Guide

2 Hours
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From (USD) $721 Per Vehicle

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      Splendid Mikhailovsky Theatre Back Stage Tour by Private Van & Guide

      St. Petersburg, Russia
      From (USD) $721 Per Vehicle
      • Backstage tour closed to general public: Feel special as you parade around the historic building where Swan Lake and other notable ballet performances have been performed.
      • The Square of Arts: It’s not just the architecture and talent that’s graced the stage that makes this theater so great, but also the historic square it sits on.
      About this St. Petersburg tour

      A trip around Mikhailovsky Theatre accompanied by a knowledgeable guide will be one to remember. Normally, the vast portion of this grandiose complex is inaccessible to members of the public, but you will be an exception. A whirlwind of history flows through the theater and it was by the decree of Tsar Nicholas I that it was established in 1833.

      One of the most celebrated venues for entertainment of all time, Mikhailovsky Theatre welcomes countless people through its doors on an annual basis. There’s always a show happening there, and so the rehearsal rooms are continually filled with talented dancers and singers, preparing to present audiences with noble performances.

      Your guide will enlighten you about the prestigious theater’s flawless acoustic conditions, and after inspecting backstage areas including inside the rehearsal room, stories about world-class composers, singers and choreographers who have worked at the theater, like Sergei Prokofiev, Feodor Chaliapin and Fyodor Lopukhov, will unfold. Ever wondered how the ravishing costumes and resplendent staging are made? This is your chance to find out.

      Once you’ve been shown around the mammoth stage and informed about the techniques used to ensure the concert hall lives up to its expectations, breathe in some fresh air as you stroll around Arts Square – the city’s most interesting architectural ensemble.

      The History of Russian Theater

      Pagan shows were the first kind of entertainment presented to audiences inside Russian theaters, with the roots of Russian theater dating back to the 16th century. At this time, dances, songs, tales and fables would have been dramatically enacted onstage. Since a venue at the court of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich was opened in 1672, theaters began springing up all around the country. New styles of theater emerged in the 20th century, with drama and music proving most popular among spectators. If a performance oozed creativity, it was (and still is) considered a success among the people of Russia.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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