Nightlife & the Arts in St. Petersburg

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Name Category Location
 
Academic Capella
One of St. Petersburg's best-kept secrets is its...
Music City Center
 
Alexandrinsky Theater
Russia's oldest theater opened in 1756 and is...
Theater City Center
 
The Arts Square Winter Festival
The brainchild of Yury Temirkanov, artistic...
Festivals St. Petersburg
 
Baltiisky Dom Festival Theater
An umbrella venue for a dozen experimental...
Theater Petrograd Side
 
Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
The former home of Prince...
Music City Center
 
Bolshoi Drama Theater
Known as BDT, this theater is one of the...
Theater City Center
 
Bolshoi Puppet Theater
One of the oldest continuously operating...
Theater Liteiny-Smolny
 
Cabaret
This gay club has been going for years, in one...
Music Clubs Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Cafe Sunduk
Head to this intimate and quiet little art café...
Music Clubs Liteiny-Smolny
 
Central Station
A youthful, fashionable, mixed crowd packs onto...
Dance Clubs City Center
 
Children's and Youth Philharmonic
The theater is a bit out of the way but the...
Theater Liteiny-Smolny
 
Daiquiri Bar
Cocktail bars are few and far between in St....
Bars City Center
 
Datscha
A tremendously popular haunt of expats,...
Bars City Center
 
Dickens
This outlet of a chain that originated in Riga,...
Bars St. Petersburg
 
Early Music Festival
International soloists and ensembles gather for...
Festivals St. Petersburg
 
Eifman Ballet Theater St. Petersburg
Psychological drama reigns here. Most of the...
Dance City Center
 
Erarta Contemporary Art Museum and Gallery
With 2,000 works by nearly 150 Russian artists on...
Art Galleries Vasilievsky Island
 
Fish Fabrique
This is a favorite haunt of locals and expats who...
Music Clubs Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Gallery Borey
On display here are changing exhibitions of...
Art Galleries City Center
 
Glinka Hall
For chamber and vocal music, head to this small...
Music City Center
 
Griboyedov
The best underground (literally) club in the...
Music Clubs Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Guild of Masters
You'll find paintings, graphics, decorative art,...
Art Galleries City Center
 
Hallelujah Bar
This little bar stands out from the rest by the...
Bars City Center
 
Hermitage Theater
This glorious and highly unusual theater in the...
Music City Center
 
House of Composers
Lovers of contemporary classical music flock...
Music City Center
 
Jazz Philharmonic Hall
Russia's top jazz musicians, including the...
Music Clubs Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
JFC Jazz Club
The most popular jazz venue in town attracts top...
Music Clubs Liteiny-Smolny
 
Kneipe Jager Haus
Designed as a cozy hunting lodge, this German...
Bars St. Petersburg
 
Kochneva's House
Chamber music concerts are held here in...
Music City Center
 
KwakInn
This pint-size Belgian pub—the only one in...
Bars Vasilievsky Island
 
Loft Project Etagi
Inside the five floors of what was once a bakery...
Art Galleries Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Malevich Bar
Friendly and unpretentious, this club by night...
Dance Clubs Liteiny-Smolny
 
Maly Drama Theater
With a smattering of performances with English,...
Theater Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Mariinsky Concert Hall
The lobby of this theater converted from a...
Music Admiralteisky
 
Mariinsky II
Set just across a small canal from the historic...
Theater Admiralteisky
 
Mariinsky Theatre
The names Petipa, Pavlova, Nijinsky, and...
Dance, Opera Admiralteisky
 
Marina Gisich Gallery
One of the best small galleries in St. Petersburg...
Art Galleries City Center
 
Marionette Theater
The company revels in an avant-garde and...
Theater City Center
 
Matiss Club
Underground art is the main focus of this...
Art Galleries Admiralteisky
 
Metro
An old standard is as popular as ever and...
Dance Clubs Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Mikhailovsky Theater
This charming theater puts on productions...
Dance, Opera City Center
 
Mishka Bar
Local celebrity DJs spin their favorite discs at...
Bars Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
Molodezhny Theater
Although most troupes in town tend to rely...
Theater Admiralteisky
 
Money Honey Saloon
If rockabilly is your thing, or if you simply...
Music Clubs City Center
 
Musical Olympus
Another attractive event is the Musical Olympus...
Festivals St. Petersburg
 
Novy Museum
Emphasizing the work of Soviet artists who...
Art Galleries Vasilievsky Island
 
The Office Pub
Style and elegance characterize the atmosphere of...
Bars City Center
 
Palaces of St. Petersburg
The Palaces of St. Petersburg festival...
Festivals St. Petersburg
 
Peterburg Concert
Many of the concerts organized at St....
Music City Center
 
Petro Jazz
Every year in July, the Peter and Paul Fortress...
Festivals St. Petersburg
 
The Place
Inside an anonymous building in an industrial...
Music Clubs Liteiny-Smolny
 
Purga
They celebrate New Year's Eve every night here,...
Dance Clubs City Center
 
Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center
Also known as the Free Arts Foundation, this...
Art Galleries Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)
 
The Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory
The Conservatory is directly opposite the...
Dance, Opera Admiralteisky
 
The Russian Icon
This gallery exhibits and sells contemporary...
Art Galleries City Center
 
S.P.A.S Gallery
This spacious gallery exhibits a good...
Art Galleries Admiralteisky
 
Samoilov Family Museum
Charming evening concerts are held in authentic...
Music City Center
 
Shamrock Irish Pub
A long-standing favorite of local expats, this...
Bars St. Petersburg
 
Sheremetev Palace
Chamber concerts are held in one of the grand...
Music City Center
 
Shostakovich Philharmonic
Two excellent symphony orchestras perform in the...
Music City Center
 
Sol-Art
Next to the prestigious Mukhina Academy for Arts...
Art Galleries Liteiny-Smolny
 
St. Catherine Lutheran Church
Popular with foreign worshippers, the church also...
Music Vasilievsky Island
 
St. Petersburg Artists Union Gallery
The ground floor gallery hosts a program of...
Art Galleries City Center
 
St. Petersburg Opera
The company is based in the former mansion of...
Opera Admiralteisky
 
Stars of the White Nights
St. Petersburg's premier arts event stretches...
Festivals St. Petersburg
 
Stirka
This peculiar hybrid of a bar and a laundromat...
Bars St. Petersburg
 
Zal Ozhidaniya
This modern and minimalist club, whose name means...
Music Clubs St. Petersburg
 
Zazerkalye Theater
This charming theater is a great place for...
Theater Vladimirskaya (Lower Nevsky Prospekt)

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