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Alexandrinsky Theatre

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Alexandrinsky Theatre (2 Ploshchad Ostrovskogo, St. Petersburg) – built in 1832 (to replace a smaller wooden structure), this building became the second most famous theater in St. Petersburg, and is home to the oldest theater company in Russia. Named in honor of Alexandra Fyodorovna, wife of Nicholas I, the Alexandrinsky Theatre was painted in the yellow-and-white color scheme that became de rigueur for neoclassical buildings in St. Petersburg.

This theater was the site of the premieres of many of the greatest works in the canon of Russian drama, including the plays of Alexander Griboedov, Alexander Ostrovsky, and Anton Chekhov. In the Soviet era, it came to be known as the Pushkin State Drama Theatre (still its second official title). Reopened after extensive renovations in 2006, the Alexandrinsky Theatre is rightly considered the home of Russian drama, and continues to produce lavish and technically impeccable performances of Russian and world theatre classics. See the Theatre’s website for details on upcoming productions: https://en.alexandrinsky.ru/