Historic Heart entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in Historic Heart

Alexandrinsky Theatre

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 s…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Historic Heart

Mikhailovsky Theatre

This illustrious stage delivers the Russian ballet or operatic experience, complete with multitiered theatre, frescoed ceiling and elaborate productions. Pl Iskusstv (Arts Sq) is a lovely setting for this respected …
Ballet in Historic Heart

Hermitage Theatre

Designed by Giacomo Quarenghi, this intimate neoclassical auditorium was once the private theatre of the imperial family, and stands on the site of the original Winter Palace of Peter I. Book early if you’d like to …
Cinema in Historic Heart

Dom Kino

One of the handful of cinemas in the city where you can see foreign films and some higher-brow Hollywood productions with subtitles, as well as arty Russian movies. It is also where the British Council holds its Bri…
Cinema in Historic Heart

Avrora

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 has retained its position pretty consistently ever since. Today most premieres …
Performing Arts in Historic Heart

New Stage

The New Stage at Alexandrinsky, which opened in 2013, is a strikingly modern building for the historic city center but one that keeps a low profile due to the architect's ingenious use of glass and a secluded courty…
Classical Music in Historic Heart

Shostakovich Philharmonia

Under the artistic direction of world-famous conductor Yury Temirkanov, the Philharmonia represents the finest in orchestral music. The Bolshoy Zal is the venue for a full program of symphonic performances, while th…
Classical Music in Historic Heart

Glinka Capella House

This historic hall was constructed for Russia’s oldest professional choir, the Emperor Court Choir Capella, founded in 1473. Originally based in Moscow, it was transferred to St Petersburg upon the order of Peter th…
Cinema in Historic Heart

Kino&Teatr Angleter

This cinema inside the Angleterre Hotel is one of the best places in the city to see movies in their original language, with subtitles rather than dubbing. The program, which includes several different features ever…
Theatre in Historic Heart

St Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy

Dating back to 1929, this theatre, as its name implies, specialises in musical and comedic plays and performances. Over the White Nights tourist season you'll likely find Swan Lake on here. At other times check it o…