St. Petersburg without reason called the cultural capital of our country: it is not only an open-air museum, but also famous for its theatrical traditions. More than a hundred theaters willing to provide viewers dramas, musicals, operas and ballets, children's performances. Have any theaters in St. Petersburg by Natalya Alexeyevna, sister of Peter I.
As they say historians, it was she who helped open the first theater, and even she was the author of several satirical plays. First City Theatre was on Vasilevsky Island, and then moved into the room of the Winter Palace Court Theatre. It took only a few decades, and in theaters St. Petersburg has become an integral part of the life of the nobility. Gradually developed and enriched the theater tradition of European theater.
The most famous and popular theaters in the city are the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet, Bolshoi Drama Theatre, Youth Theatre on Fontanka, Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Maly Drama Theatre, Theatre. Leningrad City Council. Among the children's theaters – Bolshoi Puppet Theatre and music theater, "Through the Looking Glass." These theaters There are already very old and familiar to all of St Petersburg. However, almost every one of them is my favorite theater, which may be a chamber and not too well known to the public. This, for example, such small theaters as the "Mansion", "Saturday", "Russian Enterprise to them. Andrei Mironov, "Children's Philharmonic and others. All guests of St. Petersburg, of course, well known Mariinsky Opera and Ballet, which is located in Theatre Square, House 1, and traces its history to 1783.