The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is grateful to BP for its six-year support of the Mariinsky UK touring programme. This partnership builds on the strong relationship already established between BP Russia and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and forms part of BP's cultural programme in the UK.


The Mariinsky Theatre Trust

Over 20 years of innovative support


  • The Mariinsky Theatre Trust has been ground-breaking in the world of arts support organisations.

    Created in 1993 by Valery Gergiev, the Trust combines practical assistance for the Mariinsky Theatre’s work in Russia with active promotion of its most innovative programming in the UK.


Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra

  • 14 – 17 April 2016: The ONLY Mariinsky Ballet UK performances in 2016!

    Highlights of the residency at the Wales Millenium Centre include Sacre (The Rite of Spring) and Concerto DSCH, with Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra and starring leading Mariinsky dancers Ekaterina Kondaurova, Viktoria Tereshkina, Daria Pavlenko, Vladimir Shklyarov and Yury Smekalov.

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Mariinsky Orchestra & Valery Gergiev

  • 18 April 2016: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

    Following their sell-out concert in October 2015, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra return to Cadogan Hall with a concert performance of Prokofiev’s glorious complete ballet score Romeo and Juliet. This concert is a double celebration as 2016 sees both the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare and the 125th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev.

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Mariinsky Opera & Valery Gergiev

  • 15 August 2016: Wagner: Das Rheingold

    An Edinburgh Festival concert performance of Das Rheingold which introduces the vast, mythical world of Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, one of the greatest achievements in all opera.

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