Must see entertainment in Moscow

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    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…

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    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…

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    Moscow English Theatre

    Founded by English actor Jonathan Bex, the MET performs contemporary American and British plays for English-speaking audiences. The company's original…

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    Strelka Institute

    This institute is the focal point of the development at the Red October chocolate factory. Aside from the course offerings and the popular bar, Strelka…

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    Rhythm Blues Cafe

    If your dog got run over by a pick-up truck, you might find some comfort at the Rhythm Blues Cafe, with down-and-out live music every night, plus cold…

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    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…

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    Sixteen Tons

    Downstairs, the brassy English pub-restaurant has an excellent house-brewed bitter. Upstairs, the club gets some of the best Russian bands that play in…

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    Arbat 13

    The retro decor and friendly service create a great vibe at this cool underground music club. There are live jazz performances on Thursday and Sunday, and…

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    National Philharmonic of Russia

    The National Philharmonic is a new orchestra for the 21st century, founded in 2003. The NPR performs at the Moscow International House of Music.

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    A popular concert venue, associated with a namesake label that's responsible for one of Russia's best-known rap acts, Basta.

  • Bulgakov House & Theatre

    This little cultural centre occupies the ground floor of the building where novelist Mikhail Bulgakov resided. The author lived in a communal flat, no 50,…

  • Obraztsov Puppet Theatre & Museum

    The country’s largest puppet theatre performs colourful Russian folk tales and adapted classical plays. Kids can get up close and personal with the…

  • Stas Namin Theatre

    In Neskuchny Sad gardens, the open-air Stas Namin Theatre hosts concerts as well as its own performances, mostly from the rock opera genre.

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    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…

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    Russian Ball at Yar

    Everything about Yar is over the top, including the vast, gilded interior, the traditional Russian menu and the Moulin Rouge–style dancing girls. The…