Classical Music Venues St Petersburg

Classical Music


The Shostakovitch Philharmonic Hall
(Big Hall)


Address: 2 Mikhailovskaya Street
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Box -office open: 11 am to 7:30 pm
Concerts begin at 4 pm and 7 pm

This oldest musical centre is one of the biggest in Russia. The Philharmonic Society was founded here in 1921. The architect P. Jaquau constructed the the Big Hall in 1834-39. At the  present time the Philharmonic Society comprises two symphony orchestras. Such world famous conductors and musicians as, E. Mravinsky, K. Zanderling, D. Oistrakh, E. Svetlanov, Y. Temirkanov, S. Richter, and M. Rostropovitch have performed in the Big Hall. 

The Shostakovitch Philharmonic Hall
(Small Hall)

Address: 30 Nevsky Prospekt
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Box-office open: 11 am to 8 pm
Concerts begin at 3 pm and 7 pm

The Glinka 'Small Hall', is well-known for it's concerts of classical and modern chamber music. It was established in 1949 in the an old grand house of built in the middle of the 18th century. F. List, K. Shuman, P. Viardo, A. Rubinshtein, as well as modern composers such as A. Shnitke, L. Prigozhin, and G. Banshchikov have performed here.

The Opera Hall of The Conservatorium

Address: 3 Teatralnaya Square
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Booking office open: 11 7 p.m.
Matinee begins at 12 p.m.
Night performance begins at 6.30 p.m.

This Hall opened in 1923. The opera house was built by architect V. Nickol in 1891-96. The St.Petersburg Conservatory is the oldest musical institution of higher education in Russia.

Graduates of the Conservatory include world-famous singers Yelena Obraztsova, Yevgeny Nesterenko; celebrated conductors Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev and many others who now represent the Russian performing art.

The Capella House

Address: 20 Moika Embankment
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Box-office open: noon to 3 pm
and 4 pm to 7 pm
Concerts begin at 7 pm
unless announced otherwise

The Capella of St.Petersburg was a centre for development of professional music. With it's synthesis of a choir, a symphonic orchestra, a training centre and a concert hall with excellent acoustic properties and a historical organ, the Capella Concert Hall became a unique phenomena in the world.

Every year music festivals are held in the  Capella Concert Hall. Some of them have become traditions like the Nevsky Choral Assemblies, Schubertiada and S.V.Rakhmaninov Festival.


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Smolny Cathedral
Smolny Cathedral is a picturesque Baroque-style church which holds a series of (mostly choir music) concerts. 3/1 Rastrelli Square
Metro: Chernyshevskaya
The Hermitage Theatre

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Formerly the court theatre for the Winter Palace, it is now the venue for evening concerts by chamber groups from the Philarmonia and performances by famous foreign soloists. The resident orchestra is the "St. Petersburg Camerata". 32 Dvortsovaya Embankment
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Yusupov Palace home theatre Yusupov palace is a unique historical and cultural ensemble. The palace's home theatre is a permanent stage for The Chamber Musical Theatre "Saint Petersburg Opera" 94 Moika Embankment
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Anichkov Palace concert hall "Carnival" Regular performances are given by children's choirs and orchestras, drama groups from St. Petersburg and beyond, jazz, folk and rock groups. 39 Nevsky Prospekt
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Hall of Ancient Music at Mayak Club Classical music concerts at Mayak Club 33 Galernaya Street
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Children's Philharmonic Hall Lectures on music, opera performances and musicals for children are held here. 1/3 Dumskaya Street
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial Appartment Chamber music concerts, seats for 60 28-3 Zagorodny Prospekt
Metro: Vladimirskaya
Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
(home of the Municipal Cultural Center) 2 concert halls: Small Hall & Hall of Mirrors
Theater performances & symphonic music concerts by "St. Petersburg Concert" and "St.Petersburg City Symphony Orchestra" 41 Nevsky Prospekt
Metro: Gostiny Dvor
Bosse Mansion Chamber Concert Hall A comfortable Capella Chamber hall, designed for performances by soloists, trios, quartets and other small chamber groups. Children's and folk music is also featured. 15  4th Line of Vasilievsky Island
Metro: Vasileostrovskaya
Shalyapin Memorial Appartment Classical and chamber music performances. Poetic and musical soirees. Lectures on classical and chamber music. Russian romance concerts. Old-time music performances. Vocal concerts. 2-b Graftio Street
Metro: Petrogradskaya
Sheremetiev Palace 34 Fontanka Embankment
Metro: Mayakovskaya
"Dom Kochnevoy" 41 Fontanka Embankment
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
Mansion of Kshesinskaya 2/4 Kuibysheva Street
Metro: Petrogradskaya
Composers Club 45 Bolshaya Morskaya Street
Metro: Nevsky Prospekt

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