6 Best Performing Arts Venues in Kitai Gorod, Moscow

Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Kitai Gorod Fodor's choice

This world-renowned theater continues to produce innovative shows, despite a string of recent scandals—including the resignation of its two ballet stars and an acid attack on its artistic director. The Russian flair for set and costume design alone can often be enough to keep an audience enthralled. Performances on the main stage sell out quickly, so order tickets far in advance. Tickets for the second stage next to the main theater are easier to come by.


Kitai Gorod

An artsy crowd frequents this simple movie theater with top-quality projection and sound. The films are always shown in their original language, usually with Russian subtitles.

Dom Nashchokina Gallery

Kitai Gorod

A mixture of classic Russian art and crowd-pulling exhibitions by celebrity artists can be found at this established space.

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Maly Theater

Kitai Gorod

Moscow's first dramatic theater, opened in 1824, is famous for its staging of Russian classics, especially those of the 19th-century satirist Alexander Ostrovsky—his statue stands outside the building.

1/1 pro. Teatralny, Moscow, Moscow, 125009, Russia
495-624--4046-Ticket Reservation

Moscow Operetta

Kitai Gorod

The theater stages lighthearted, and much humbler, versions of Western musicals, as well as the latest Russian musicals.

Sovremennik Theater

Kitai Gorod

This well-respected theater housed in a columned white stone building on leafy bulvar Chistoprudny stages a mix of Russian classics and foreign adaptations.