Place: Square of Arts On the map
Construction time: 1831-1833
Architect: Alexander Brullov
Name: The theater building was constructed by order of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, the fourth son of Paul I, brother of emperors Alexander I and Nicholas I.
Interesting facts: In Soviet time the theater had the name “Small Opera and Ballet Theatre” (small – compared with the Kirov Theatre, which now is the Mariinsky Theatre). Since 2007 the theater is headed by Vladimir Kehman also occupying the presidency of the board of directors for the importation of fruit JFC.
About theatre: Although traditionally Mikhailovsky Theatre is only the second most important theatre in the city, his performances often do not yield to the famed Mariinsky Theatre. An important advantage is that the Mikhailovsky Theatre, unlike the Mariinsky, easily reached. The same thing we can say about dramatic theatre of Komissargevskaya, which is nearby. During repair of the Bolshoi Drama Theater, he certainly is the main dramatic area of the city.