State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts.
It traces its history from March 28 (17 according to the old style) 1776 when Catherine II granted the prosecutor, Prince Pyotr Urusov, the "privilege" of "maintaining" theatre performances of all kinds, including masquerades, balls and other forms of entertainment, for a period of ten years.

From July 2005 to October 2011 the historical stage was under reconstruction while performances were presented on the New Stage.

After this reconstruction, the Theatre returned its original beauty. And from now on every theater goer can enjoy the atmosphere of XIX century, visiting both historical and new scene.

Address: 1 Theatre Square 
Metro: Okhotny Ryad, Theatre, Revolution Square
www.bolshoi.ru

The scheme of the auditorium