The Grand Hall of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia

The Grand Hall of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia is one of the best Concert Halls in Europe. It houses about 1500 persons. Its first-class acoustics has been appreciated by the world leading recording companies. It has been the century the centre of St.Petersburg music life since the 1840-s. 

The Small Hall of the Philharmonia 

The Small Hall of the Philharmonia was opened in the year 1949.

But it is in this Hall that started the public concert life of the capital of the Russian Empire. Since 1802 the Petersburg Philharmonic Society organized open concerts for music lovers introducing European music new pieces. Premiers take place in the Small Hall up to now. The Hall houses 400 listeners. Moreover, it provides excellent acoustics.

Third ring

Attention, please! If purchased your ticket for the stalls, you cannot enter after the third ring. Guests who arrive late are admitted in galleries. After the intermission you can take your seat.


The Philharmonia has preserved the tradition to give scores of performed pieces for the time of the concert. If you would like to take the score, you should come up to the loge A – the librarian will give them to you.

You will have to leave your mobile phone number and the check from the cloakroom in bail as a guarantee. And you will enjoy listening the pieces with the score. 

How to choose a concert?

If you need an advice in choosing a concert, if you do not know what to see with your parents with your children with friends, or if you want present tickets to your colleagues - we can advise you on the best concert depending on your tastes and preferences. Please email us on


The historical interiors and the back of the house areas of the Grand Hall were carefully renovated in 2007.

If you come up the Imperial Stairs, take a look at great composers' portraits in the Green foyer, take a slow walk along white marble columns under superb cut-glasses chandeliers, and run your hand across the red velvet of the chairs - You will definitely feel special aura of the Grand Philharmonic Hall.

Thanks to the renovation, it is much easier for people with disabilities to attend concerts - the first entrance is equipped with a comfortable stair-lift and the large elevator. 

3D panorama of a Grand Hall
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When should I applaud?

All Concert Halls of the world have an implied rule of good manner. This rule is evident for constant visitors, but young people often don't know, that one should not applaud between parts of the symphony or vocal cycle. Otherwise you destroy its continuity.

In the composition, silence is as important as the sound. You should observe silence as a respect to musicians. Applauds in a wrong moment always show a new listener.

However, Jascha Heifetz one of the best violinist of XX century joked, that he is always glad, when somebody applauds in a wrong moment - “It means that there are new listeners at my concert”

Chocolate cafe

Chocolate cafe is the favorite place of Philharmonic listeners. It is located in Informative-cache foyer. You can treat yourself with a light Tiramisu or a Danish crumpet with fresh fruits or drink a cup of cappuccino before the concert. Prices are reasonable.

Rings are transmitted in the cafe for convenience of listeners. Wi-Fi is free.

Opening hours: 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Phone number:  +7 (812) 900-01-60 

Assembly of the Noble Restaurant

If you arrive to the concert with your wife or your girlfriend, friends or colleagues and you want to discuss your impressions of the concert – you can book a table in the Assembly of the Noble Restaurant. The Restaurant proposes a varied menu of Russian cuisine.


Opening hours:

From 12 am to 12 pm

From 12 am to 4 pm – dinner menu

from 5 pm to 12 pm – evening menu

Phone number:  +7 (812) 900-01-60
Grand Hall:
191186, St. Petersburg, Mikhailovskaya st., 2
+7 (812) 240-01-80, +7 (812) 240-01-00
Small Hall:
191011, St. Petersburg, Nevsky av., 30
+7 (812) 240-01-70
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Box office opening hours: 11 am to 8 pm (on concerts days to 8.30 pm)
Lunch Break: 3 pm to 4 pm
Box office opening hours: from 11 am to 7 pm (on concerts days to 7.30 pm)
Lunch Break: 3 pm to 4 pm
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Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia