Top Choice Ballet in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Bolshoi Theatre

An evening at the Bolshoi is still one of Moscow’s most romantic and entertaining options for a night on the town. The glittering six-tier auditorium has an electric atmosphere, evoking over 240 years of premier mus…
Top Choice Spectator Sport in Tomsk

Tom Tomsk FC

Trud Stadium is the home of Siberia’s top football club. Since 2004 Tom Tomsk has spent most years in the Russian Premier League, making it Europe's most easterly top-flight football club. Unfortunately the team was…
Top Choice Theatre in Novosibirsk

Opera & Ballet Theatre

For classical culture don’t miss an evening at this gigantic silver-domed theatre. Built in 1945, it's the largest theatre in Russia – bigger even than Moscow’s Bolshoi. The grand interior alone makes performances h…
Top Choice Live Music in Arkhangelsk


The 'Wheel', an Arkhangelsk institution, hosts rock, thrash metal, folk, rockabilly and country gigs from local and visiting acts on weekends and some weeknights. Check the regularly updated website to see what’s on…
Top Choice Karaoke in Perm


This club has 50,000 tunes and everything from Russia’s best- and least-known to Western rock of all types (just write down the title and artist’s name if it’s not on the list).
Top Choice Live Music in Arkhangelsk

Jazz Klub Artel

Jazz fans in town on a Saturday night shouldn’t miss the almost-legendary jam sessions at this cavern-club hidden within the Gostiny Dvor. Call first to confirm.
Theatre in Sennaya & Kolomna

Mariinsky II

Finally opening its doors in 2013 after more than a decade of construction, legal wrangles, scandal and rumour, the Mariinsky II is a showpiece for St Petersburg's most famous ballet and opera company. It is one of …
Ballet in Sennaya & Kolomna

Mariinsky Theatre

St Petersburg's most spectacular venue for ballet and opera, the Mariinsky Theatre is an attraction in its own right. Tickets can be bought online or in person, but they should be bought in advance during the summer…
Classical Music in Sennaya & Kolomna

Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory

This illustrious music school was the first public music school in Russia. The Bolshoy Zal (Big Hall) on the 3rd floor is an excellent place to see performances by up-and-coming musicians throughout the academic yea…
Club in Zamoskvorechie

Garage Club

Not to be confused with the art gallery, this is the reincarnation of a Yeltsin-era nightclub. Nowadays, it’s the place to be on Wednesday and Sunday nights, if you want to strut your R&B stuff on the dance floo…