The Alexandrinsky Theatre and its museum

The Alexandrinsky Theatre or National Drama Theatre of Russia is a theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Alexandrinsky Theatre was built for the Imperial troupe of Petersburg (Imperial troupe was founded in 1756).

The theatre was opened on 31 August (12 September), 1832 (190 years ago).

The main façade of the theatre, on the side of Nevsky Prospekt, is decorated with a deep multi-column loggia, the space of which is, as it were, part of Ostrovsky Square. The side facades of the building are made in the form of eight-column porticos.

The building is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.


In the space of the third tier of the Alexandrinsky Theater there is a unique exposition dedicated to the history of the oldest Russian drama troupe – the Museum of Russian Drama.

Eight halls present stage costumes, furniture and props created according to sketches by prominent artists – Golovin, Bilibin, Altman and others.

The exposition is open to the public before the start of the evening performance and during the intermission.

Ticket price – 300 rubles.


When visiting the performances of the Main Stage, an evening dress is welcome.

Theater ticket offices are open daily from 11:00 to 20:00. Lunch break on the Main Stage from 14:00 to 15:00. On the New Stage – from 15 to 16 hours.

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