Viator Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Russia, Ленинградская, St Petersburg
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  • 4 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Turn your visit to St. Petersburg into a truly unforgettable experience - get a great pleasure of seeing one of the most beautiful performances of Russian Ballet School in the Oldest Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet. Tart up your evening with meeting with a Mariinsky Ballet dancer after their performance while enjoying a 2-course dinner at a nearby restaurant. During your 25 to 30-minute chat with the ballet dancer, you can ask about the challenges that the dancers experience in their careers or ask about funny and interesting stories in their ballet life, or even ask about the ballerina's diet. Everything you want to know about the world's best ballet company. Enjoy a traditional Russian dinner while talking to a young, promising ballet dancer of the Mariinsky theatre!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Excellent value for money

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre, Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121 Russia

Catch your private car at the hotel lobby and start your Brilliant Ballet evening. It is time to admire one of the classical ballet performances on the outstanding ballet stages of the world famous Mariinsky Theatre. 

Blue and gold are the colours of the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre, one of the world's top 10 ballet stages. The five-circled hall of the theatre has remained almost unchanged since its rebuilding by Alberto Kavos in 1859. The hall was designed as the leading theatre of Russian Empire. Such renowned masterpieces as "Swan Lake," "Nutcracker," "Eugene Onegin," "Prince Igor," and "Iolanta" plus many others were created and premiered here. Usually, the starting time of the performance is 7pm. Your ticket guarantees you seats and ensures excellent views of the stage and every moment of the stunning performances, songs and choreography.

At the end of applause, the ballet masters walk to one of the best Russian restaurants in St. Petersburg, located just 160 feet (50 meters) from the Mariinsky Theatre. This theatre is regarded as the Main Stage of the Russian Empire, where Tchaikovsky's masterpieces like "Swan Lake", "Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty" were born. You will be able to enjoy authentic Russian cuisine in an elegant interior. Enjoy a traditional Russian 2-course dinner (soft drinks and wine included).

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: U Visit Russia, St. Petersburg Russia

During this dinner, you will meet and talk to the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet dancer who just danced during the performance at the Mariinsky theatre! The ballet dancer and the translator will come to the restaurant 30-60 minutes after the show when the ovations end. During your 25-30-minute meeting, she or he will tell you about their experience of working in one of the world's best ballet companies (and often considered as world's leading) and answer your questions. 

Don't forget to take a couple of selfies and to get an autograph, as this young and promising dancer may become one of the world's ballet stars like Ulyana Lopatkina, Natalia Osipova, Anna Pavlova or Mikhail Baryshnikov, who also started their career as Mariinsky corps de ballet dancers. 

After the meeting is over, continue to enjoy your dinner and share the impressions of the evening as you don't need to hurry up. With your appetite sated, hop back inside your coach and come back to your hotel (our driver will wait for you until you finish). Just be satisfied with this complete service and don't worry about anything. Our professional staff will take care of your evening. 

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • 25-30 minutes talk with the Mariinsky ballet dancer
  • 2-course dinner with wine
  • English-Russian translation is provided during the meeting; other languages are available on request
  • Permission to take photos with the ballet dancer
  • Round-trip private transfer (hotel pick-up and drop-off)
  • Entry/Admission - State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Dress code - no shorts, no t-shirts.
  • The dinner can be cancelled for any reason for full refund up to 5 days before the dinner date
  • The dancer and the interpreter will arrive 40-60 minutes after the performance ends.
  • English-Russian translation is provided during the meeting. Other languages are available on request for the additional fee
  • Please advise any dietary requirements after the booking
  • Performance starting time is usually 7:00 pm and the performance usually lasts for about 2-2.5 hours.
  • Specific ballet performance depends on the Mariinsky theatre playbill for the chosen date. In the rare case of absence of ballet on that night, you can visit opera or concert at the Mariinsky or change the tour to another date or get a full refund (at your choice).
  • Tickets to the performance are with a full view of the stage and perfect acoustic, seats are together, side-by-side. Usually located in the rear stalls, dress circle or 1st row of the balcony (best seats to enjoy the ballet based on the feedbacks of our clients and many years of experience). After the booking, we will inform you about available seat options and you can choose the seats you prefer.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Mariinsky Theatre, Theatre Square, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 190000


Departure Time

10:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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