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Moscow: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Moscow: 2–Hour Legendary Bolshoi Theatre Historical Tour

From US$ 339.06 per group up to 6

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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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.
Private group


  • 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
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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It is a good opportunity to visit the Bolshoi. For all French, the guide must be named Nathalie, or Natalia. Which was the case.

February 15, 2020

Very friendly and attentive guide, good practice of French

Very happy with this visit

April 5, 2019

Special visit to the Bolshoi, there were rehearsals

While we did the tour there were rehearsals and we had a few minutes to appreciate them. The guide was very professional

June 15, 2018

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