The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is grateful to BP for its nine-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

25th Anniversary Year of the Mariinsky Theatre Trust


  • 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.


The Duchess of Abercorn OBE (1946-2018)

Founder Chair, The Mariinsky Theatre Trust

“The Duchess of Abercorn, Sacha, was an inspiration to us all. The Mariinsky Theatre Trust was her invention, and her support, enthusiasm and friendship was constant throughout the past years. She was the guiding light of the Trust, a friend to both artists and supporters, always there with her wise and quietly given advice. We shall all miss her deeply but with gratitude for her dedication in helping so many not only in lyric theatre but in so many walks of life.”

Lady Solti
Chair, Mariinsky Theatre Trust

Please note our new address and telephone number:

Mariinsky Theatre Trust
Unit 11, London Fields Studios
11-17 Exmouth Place
London E8 3RW

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7923 0805