Mariinsky II

Mariinsky Theatre II in St Petersburg, Russia.

Auditorium

The auditorium seats up to 2000 people at full capacity. The sculptured beech balcony fronts are shaped by acoustical demands. The use of three balconies instead of four allows for more height between levels and creates better sound dispersion, especially for the rows located farther back.

Mariinsky II auditorium

Mariinsky II auditorium

Mariinsky II auditorium

Mariinsky II auditorium

 

Foyer

The main foyer, with its two levels, features rear-lit onyx stone walls that surround the auditorium and Emperador marble floors. Jura beige limestone walls frame the various windows that look onto Dekabristov Street and the Kryukov canal. Thanks to the surrounding glass façade, the foyer will be illuminated during the day by an abundance of natural light. For evening performances, custom-designed Swarovski chandeliers will illuminate the space. The main foyer provides unique views of the Mariinsky Theatre across the canal.

 

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

Mariinsky II foyer

 

Exterior

The exterior of the building is made of beige Jura limestone, interspersed with syncopated floor-to-ceiling windows of various sizes, and a metal roof. These windows will afford, from outside, a view of the theatre’s inner foyer and, from the inside, of the Kryukov canal. A glass and steel canopy extends over the main entrance to the theatre.

Mariinsky II Exterior

Mariinsky II Exterior

Mariinsky II Exterior

Mariinsky II Exterior

C Photos by Jack Devant

 

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