Made in St. Petersburg: The greatest ballerinas of our time

ballerinas from st.petersburg

It is no secret that the world’s best ballet dancers are made at Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg. The oldest Russian school of ballet is known for its strict admission criteria and star alumni, including Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Today, we take a look at three great ballerinas of the 21st century who learned… Continue reading


Guide to Russian Theatre in St Petersburg

It will come as no surprise that St Petersburg, as Russia’s cultural capital, is brimming with theatres. With such a rich creative history, it would be impossible for there not to be so many. Worldwide, Russia is infamous for the quality of its ballet, which is a must-see for every tourist, but a lesser known… Continue reading


Five things to do on the escalator of the metro

Five things you can do on the escalator of the Saint Petersburg metro The Saint Petersburg metro is one of the deepest metro systems in the world. To make things easier for passengers, every metro station has immense escalators. The majority of the escalator goers just stares blankly into space as they descend. But, this… Continue reading


Live Stream to Moscow

Live stream theatre

Live Stream to Moscow I may be harping on a bit about the theatre scene in Moscow, but bear with me whilst I quickly tell you about something important for all theatre freaks in the Russian capital: you can enjoy the best of theatre, ballet and opera from around the world (and from Britain in… Continue reading


A Night at the Theatre: The Dog in the Manger at The Satire Theatre

night at the theatre

A Night at the Theatre: The Dog in the Manger at The Satire Theatre I love going to the theatre. Whether it’s to see a musical or a serious drama, a comedy or a ballet, the theatre always leaves me with the feeling that I’ve spent my time (and money) well. Be it in the… Continue reading


Theatre in Life, Life in Theatre

Theatre in life

Theatre in Life, Life in Theatre Just a stone’s throw from Paveletsky Station is the Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum (Государственный центральный театральный музей имени А. А. Бахрушина). Named for its founder, the merchant and advocate of the arts Aleksei Alexandrovich Bakhrushin, the Museum is compact, despite being housed in Bakhrushin’s own manor. Glorious and… Continue reading


Enjoy a Russian theatre in Riga

The Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre is the oldest Russian drama theatre outside Russia. There has not been an independent Russian theatre in Riga before. It opened its doors on the 2nd of October in 1883 with the premiere of I. Shpanzinsky’s “Major’s Wife”. At the beginning of the 20th century, the famous art directors… Continue reading


Moscow Cats Theatre

You love cats, and you love theatre, but did you ever think you could combine the two for an awesome night out? Thanks to the Moscow Cats Theatre, this dream is a reality! 120 cats perform, walking tightropes and performing stunts, to the delight of children and adults alike! The theatre was founded by Yuri… Continue reading