A fabled fantasy ballet in three acts and four scenes with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Libretto by Vladimir Begichey and Vasily Geltzer.

The Hermitage Theater, which used to be imperial theatre during more than a century, is now proud to welcome guests all over the world.

During all these years we are working to conserve rich traditions of the world famous classic Russian ballet. Ballet, without any doubt, is not just beautiful show, it is a form of art, which can be understood by everybody, no matter where from you are and which language do you speak. It is not surprising that we are housed in one of the buildings of the Hermitage – one of the most famous art museums in the whole world.

A Ballet fairy tale in two acts with an Epilogue. Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Libretto: Marius Petipa based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann
The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault's La Belle au bois dormant. The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa.
We are proud to announce the complete schedule of Russian ballet performances in the Hermitage Theater for the season 2017 / 2018, including world famous Swan Lake ballet, beautiful The Nutcracker ballet, dramatic Giselle and romantic Sleeping Beauty ballet shows. We are looking forward to see you enjoying the Hermitage theatre ballet performances.