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Updated: 09.12.2003

The biggest and most influential theatre in Russia, situated in Moscow.

The institution (the name means "Large") dates back to 1776, when Catherine II licensed a company to give all theatrical performances in Moscow; its scope soon expanded to include opera and dance as well as drama.

The original complex was built in 1825; it was rebuilt after a fire in 1853.

The performing companies have changed over time, but the institution and the rebuilt edifice have survived.

Related links:

Bolshoi Theatre Official site