Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater is considered one of the best Russian theaters created after the October Revolution.
The Bolshoi Theater has three scenes: Main (750 seats), Small stage (120 seats) and Second scene of BDT (300 seats). Each season at least 5 premieres and more than 350 performances are presented at these three venues.
Alexandrinsky Theatre is the first permanent public theater in Russia founded by the decree of Empress Elizabeth on 30.08.1756. The "father of the Russian theater" Fedor Volkov headed the troupe. Since 1759 the theater has received the status of a courtier. Alexandrinsky Theatre was nicknamed in the 1920s as a "director's mecca," because of the famous directors who worked there in different periods: Vs. Meyerhold, I. Terentyev, S. Radlov, N. Akimov, N. Petrov, L. Vivien, G. Kozintsev, G. Tovstonogov and many others.
Komissarzhevskaya Theatre was formed in Leningrad on October 18, 1942 as the "City Theater". In 1959 the theater received the name of actress Vera Komissarzhevskaya, who opened her own Drama Theater, on the stage of which she played contemporary heroines from the plays of G. Ibsen, M. Gorky, "Znanievites" E. Chirikov and S. Naidenov, G. Hauptmann, A. Chekhov.
Drama Theater created in Leningrad in 1933 under the name "New Theater". In 1953 it was renamed as the Leningrad Lensoviet Theater. The theatre occupies the former mansion of Prince V.P. Golitsyn on Vladimirsky Prospekt, 12. In the 1970s many famous actors including M. Boyarsky, S. Migicko, L. Luppian, O. Levakov, I. Mazurkevich, E. Baranov, V. Matveev, T. Yakovleva, A. Aleksakhina, L. Leonova, E. Markina, S. Strugachev, A. Semenov, E. Filatov perfomed in Lensoviet Theater. In fact these are several generations of actors who came from other Russian theaters as well as grown by director Igor Vladimirov.
The Academic Theater received fame and achieved the greatest flourishing under the leadership of Nikolai Akimov. The theater hall on the second floor of the house of the merchants Eliseevs was initially built in 1904 by architect G. Baranovsky. The Comedy Theater appeared by combining in 1931 the Satire Theater with the theater “Comedy”. The repertoire of "Comedy" was focused on the individuality of Elena Granovskaya. At that time the actress was primarily lyrical and comedic. Mainly salon comedies, vaudeville and popular in those years variety reviews were staged there.
The Russian State Theater in St. Petersburg which received the status of a "theater festival", on the basis of which international forums, master classes, stage festivals are held annually. "The Baltic House" is practically the only full-scale project, systematically working to strengthen cultural ties between Russia and the countries of the Baltic region as well as other European states.