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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…
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…
Theatre in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Durov Animal Theatre

Dedushka Durov (Grandpa Durov) founded this zany theatre for kids as a humane alternative to the horrible treatment of animals he saw at the circus. His shows feature mostly domestic animals, including cats and dogs…
Opera in Arbat & Khamovniki

Gelikon Opera

Named after famous Mt Helicon, home to the muses and inspiration for musicians, this opera company is unique in Moscow for its innovative, even experimental, opera performances. Director Dmitry Bertman is known for …
Classical Music in Presnya

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Home to the famous Moscow State Philharmonic (Moskovskaya Filharmonia), the capital’s oldest symphony orchestra, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall was established in 1921. It’s a huge auditorium, with seating for 1600 people…
Theatre in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Satirikon Theatre

Boasting one of Moscow’s most talented theatre producers, Konstantin Raikin, as well as a host of big-name directors, the Satirikon earned a reputation in the early 1990s with its outrageously expensive production o…
Theatre in Arbat & Khamovniki

Moscow Children’s Musical Theatre

Founded by theatre legend Natalya Sats in 1965, this was the country’s first children’s theatre. Sats, apparently, was the inspiration for Prokofiev’s famous rendition of Peter and the Wolf, which is still among the…
Theatre in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Maly Theatre

‘Maly’ means small, meaning smaller than the Bolshoi across the street. Actually, these names date back to the time when there were only two theatres in town: the opera theatre was always called the ‘Bolshoi’, while…
Dance in Meshchansky & Basmanny

New Ballet

If you can’t stand to see another Swan Lake, you will be pleased to know that the New Ballet performs innovative contemporary dance. This performance art, called ‘plastic ballet’, incorporates elements of classical …
Live Performance in Moscow

Remote Moscow

City tour meets theatre in this performance/quest available in many places around the world, now including Moscow. The 90-minute walk takes participants through a series of interactions and encounters from the gates…