Entertainment

Top Choice 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; book in advance during the summer months. The magnific…
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 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 …
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…
Cinema in St Petersburg

Roof Cinema

During the summer months attend atmospheric outdoor screenings on the city's rooftops via the Roof Cinema, which hosts shows at Mod Club and the New Stage in the Historic Centre and Hotel Vedensky and Hi-Hat on the …
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 …
Live Music in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Fish Fabrique

There are St Petersburg institutions and then there’s Fish Fabrique, the museum of local boho life that has been going for over two decades. Here, in the dark underbelly of Pushkinskaya 10, artists, musicians and co…