Russian Theaters

Theatre in Russia - A Tribute to the Russian Theater History

Already since the 16th century, theatre is played in Russia. Again, the theater of the Middle Ages was coined by the spiritual church. Today there are many good theaters in Russia. An introduction.

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Today's Bolshoi Theatre was founded in 1776. At that time, the first years the actors were serfs of Prince Peter Urusov. After an extensive renovation from 2005 to 2011, the Bolshoi Theatre shines in new splendor. Round about 900 actors, dancers, singers and musicians currently work at this theater.

Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
The Mariinsky Theatre is one of Russia's oldest and largest theater. It was opened in 1860th. The theater is one of the most beautiful of Russia and perhaps one of the nicest in the world. The hall includes an incredibly lavish decor, which thinks one back to the atmosphere of the Tsarist St Petersburg.

Chekhov Art Theater, Moscow
Founded at then end of the 19th century by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, the theater emerged from the Society of Arts and Literature. The art theatre has been well-known by the internationally renowned theater reform Stanislawski`s and became relevant to the development of the acting art beyond the borders of Russia. It thrives on the identification of the actors with her or his characters to embody them.

Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Petersburg
Regent Elisabeth founded the oldest theater in Russia on 30th August 1756. In the last three centuries, it was one of the main royal theater stages throughout Russia. All premieres of classical performances of Russia are celebrated here today by the help of unique collections of props, costumes and accessories.