Place: Palace Embankment
Construction time: 1783-1787
Architect: Giacomo Quarenghi
Name Origin: Catherine the Great loved theatre very much. This building was constructed for her own plays. This theatre was built near the Hermitage Art gallery. That is why it was called the“Hermitage Theatre”.
Interesting fact: Catherine II often wrote the plays for the Hermitage Theater by herself.
Purpose: Theater retains its original function; you can purchase the tickets at the city cash desks.