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


  • 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.


We are delighted to report that Lady Solti, Chairman of the Mariinsky Theatre Trust, has been awarded the Medal of Pushkin, a state decoration of the Russian Federation awarded for achievements in the arts and culture, education, humanities and literature. It is named in honour of Russian author and poet Alexander Pushkin.

The presentation to Lady Solti took place at the Gala Recital by Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre on 3 March 2020 by His Excellency Andrei Kelin, Russian Ambassador to the UK.

Coronavirus/Covid-19: please note that, in accordance with Government advice with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Mariinsky Theatre Trust office is temporarily closed.


As everyone is aware, the current Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has meant that, sadly, cultural events worldwide have had to be cancelled until further notice to safeguard artists, venue personnel and audiences alike.

However, it is still possible to experience a wealth of Mariinsky performances on the dedicated Mariinsky TV channel via the internet.

Simply click on the link below for a wide range of live and archived webcasts of much-loved works, and access to a library of videos of Mariinsky cultural highlights.

Mariinsky TV