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Hermitage Theater Now

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.

An evening in the Hermitage Theater is definitely once a lifetime experience. You will feel yourself invited at the court reception. But it is not only about the ballet itself – it is about the fantastic experience. Small intimate hall, royal interiors and the best dancers in the town create the atmosphere of romance. Of course your visit to St Petersburg would not be complete without seeing classic Russian ballet performance.

We at the Hermitage Theater are always at disposal, ready to serve you any time from the time you book your ticket until the end of performance. We will do our best to create you appropriate atmosphere and to guarantee you once a lifetime experience. And we always welcome you not as client, but as our awaited guests.

The performances are known for their adherence to the past traditions of the Golden Age of Russian ballet. Each traditional ballet is truly beautiful and the theater resonates with live music of the great composers performed by a fine symphonic orchestra. These presentations boast the participation of masters of the highest order and are treasures of ballet art. They resonate with the music of great composers and the high level of acting and sincere welcome that greets every patron make every visit to the theater a special event. Audiences see brilliant artists and react accordingly. It is important to note that the revival of the Hermitage Theater makes it possible to step back in time to see a performance just like the ones seen by the crowned heads of state during the days of Imperial Russia. It is all the more remarkable that these ballets are again being performed along the historic Neva Embankment as in previous days. Theater goers have the privilege of stepping back into a time once thought to have been lost forever. We cordially invite anyone truly interested in world class ballet to attend a performance in our historic jewel of a theater.

The repertoire of ballet performances consist of Giselle, Swan lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and our world famous Gala-concerts. Gala Concerts are celebrations of scene of the most famous and traditional ballets such as "Sleeping beauty", "Giselle", "Swan Lake", "Raymonda", "La Sylphide", "Esmeralda", "Corsair", "Don Quixote", "Spartak", "Markitanka", "the Bahchisaray Fountain", "Carmen", "Sheherazade", "Legend of Love", and the celebrated center piece of Russian ballet, "The Dying Swan"