Russian Seasons

Hermitage theater

The Russian Seasons Ballet regularly performs on two famous stages of St. Petersbur - The Hermitage Theater and the Palace Theater.The Palace Theater

The Palace Theater, sometimes known as the Musical and Comedy Theater of St. Petersburg, is located at 13 Italianskaily Street.

This is one of the oldest streets in the city. The Palace Theater was designed by the architect, E.T. Sokolov and was completed between 1799 and 1801 as a beautiful residence. Performances are offered there by the ballet that also performs at the historic Hermitage Theater.

Many would argue that this venue is even more beautiful than the Hermitage Theater because of the major renovations that were carried out over Russian Ballet Palace Theaterthe life of the building starting from 1842 to 1846. Further beautifications were done in 1896 by the order of the Grand Duke Niloai Nikolayevich under architect, A. S. Khrenov to redesign the facades and interiors of the palace and to modernize the interior floor plan.

In 1910 the palace was reconstructed again to house a theater; and two new halls had to be built in order to achieve the desired effect. The lower hall became a restaurant and the upper hall became a beautiful auditorium in the grand manner. The auditorium remains one of the finest examples of Russian Classical Style public interiors marking the beginning of the Twentieth Century.

The Palace interiors have been preserved. They feature a series of gala rooms preceded by a spectacular gala staircase. These famous rooms include the Golden Foyer, the Yellow Drawing Room, the White and Green Halls, and the famous Buffet-Grotto. The intricate The Palace Theatergilded decorations, sparkling chandeliers, elegant bronze sconces, and fireplaces delight balletomanes and are worth the trip to Russia to see a classical ballet in such elegant surroundings.

The Palace has recently been restored anew and it remains one of the most beautiful settings for an artistic performance. The ballet performances themselves remain true to the standards of excellence established one hundred years ago by the likes of Sergey Diaghilev's world famous Russian Seasons.


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