St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre & Music
Behind the Alexandrinsky Theatre, appropriately enough, you’ll find this museum, a treasure-trove of items relating to the Russian...
Created by Carlo Rossi in the 1820s and 1830s, this square is named for Alexander Ostrovsky (1823–86), a celebrated 19th-century...
Statue of Catherine the Great
Opening in 1913 as the Piccadilly Picture House, this was the city’s most fashionable cinema in the early years of Russian film, and it...
Top-class Armenian restaurant, with an elegant ethnic design and delicious traditional food made with ingredients they promise are from...
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Alexandrinsky Theatre information
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.