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Celebrate a night in St. Petersburg in time-honored style: at a classical Russian ballet production at the Hermitage Theater. With this 3-hour experience, rewind to 19th-century imperial Russia, and enjoy a performance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s much-loved Swan Lake, within one of St. Petersburg’s most beautiful chamber auditoriums. Lose yourself in the virtuoso skills of the dancers and emotive music, and leave with once-in-a-lifetime memories. Upgrade for private round-trip hotel and cruise port transfers.
  • 3-hour evening Swan Lake experience at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Theater
  • Enjoy the classic 1895 version of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet
  • Lose yourself in the exquisite choreography and music
  • Absorb the romance of one of St. Petersburg’s most beautiful chamber theaters
  • Includes ticket and visa-free paperwork for cruise ship passengers (if option selected)
  • Upgrade for round-trip private transport from St. Petersburg hotels or cruise port
Choose your required tour option on booking. Then, start your 3-hour experience with a private pickup from your St. Petersburg hotel or the cruise port, or make your own way to the Hermitage Theater, one of the five Hermitage buildings on the banks of the River Neva.

Commissioned by the Empress Catherine II, who became known as Catherine the Great, the theater was completed in 1787. One of St. Petersburg’s most beautiful, it was used by the Russian imperial family for private performances, and boasts a small, chamber auditorium known for its magical atmosphere and intimacy.

On arrival, admire the handsome neoclassical façade, and step inside to absorb the gilded interior and sense of occasion. Then, take your seat and enjoy a charming performance of Swan Lake, one of the world-famous ballets by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Lose yourself in the rousing music of the St. Petersburg State Governor's Symphony Orchestra, and admire the exquisite 1895 choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, brought to life by the virtuoso dancers over the three acts and four scenes.

After the performance, join in the enthusiastic applause, and take your leave of the theater. Your experience ends when you travel independently back to your hotel, or enjoy a drop-off back to the start point (your hotel or cruise port), depending on your selected tour option.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

One of the best experiences I had.

, Jul 2018

Performance was changed to Alexandrisky Theater. However Theater access was very fast to be seat, performance was great!. there is an opportunity to improve making more enforcement to shut down Phones cameras.

, Jul 2018

Great ballet, theatre is gorgeous inside. I didn't like the fact you have to pay for the program(booklet), should be given out since we paid for our tickets, the orchestra was excellent. Had a great time.

, Sep 2017

It was fantastic. Suggest get there early as seats are unallocated.

, Jul 2017

Very good constant filming and talking by tourists from a cruise ship was disruptive.

, Jun 2017

We saw a full performance of Swan Lake in a very small theater that held maybe 150 people, the stage and orchestra were so close you could see the dancer's facial expressions! No reserved seats so get there plenty early, the seats on the sides definitely not as good. The performance was magical and being in the Hermitage Theater was beautiful

A busload of tourists arrived after us and they were behaving very badly, including recording the whole performance on their phone.

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