Today, October 5 marks the 235th anniversary of the Mariinsky theatre!

One of the most famous and significant Opera and ballet theaters in Russia and the world, which played a leading role in the formation of Russian choreographic and Opera art.
The theatre traces its history back to the Bolshoi theatre, founded by Catherine the great in 1783, which was on the site of the present Conservatory.
The Empress ordered to establish a theater Committee, so that he could ” manage the shows and music.” But at the same time find those who could play music to create a spectacle — to install and play.
October 5-the Bolshoi Stone theatre was inaugurated on Carousel square, later called Teatralnaya square. So on the banks of the Neva river appeared the first special theater, which became the ancestor of the modern Mariinsky!