July 01, 1995

Bolshoy Tickets: The Inside Track

Never mind that you can't understand the language. Never mind that performance quality is at a low ebb. Never mind that you don’t even like ballet or opera. You’re in Moscow and you're going to the Bolshoi Theater ‐ whatever it takes. Now you just have to find tickets.

The path you choose, and your chances for success, will depend mostly on three factors. When do you want to go? How long are you staying in Moscow? Where do you want to sit (i.e. How much do you want to spend)?

Outside many metro stations are theater kiosks. These kiosks sell tickets to a wide range of performances throughout the city, but they almost never have tickets to the Bolshoi. You stand a better chance if you happen to run across the state theater‐ticket kiosks which are located inside some metro stations.

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