Alexandrinsky Theatre

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Alexandrinsky Theatre information

Location
St Petersburg , Russia
Address
pl Ostrovskogo 2
Telephone
+7 812 710 4103
Getting there
Metro: Gostiny Dvor
More information
www.alexandrinsky.ru
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This magnificent venue is just one part of an immaculate architectural ensemble designed by Carlo Rossi. The theatre’s interior oozes 19th-century elegance and style, and it’s worth taking a peek even if you don’t see a production here.

This is where Anton Chekhov premiered The Seagull in 1896; the play was so badly received on opening that the playwright fled to wander anonymously among the crowds on Nevsky pr. Chekov is now a beloved part of the theatre's huge repertoire, ranging from Russian folktales to Shakespearean tragedies.