Though much less well-known today than either the Bolshoi or the MKhAT, the Maly gained renown during the nineteenth-century as a venue for social and political satires. The plays of Alexander Griboyedov (1795-1829), Nikolai Gogol (1809-52), and Alexander Ostrovskiy (1823-86) gained their first performances here, making the Maly an early center for a culture of intellectual opposition to the Tsarist state.
Address: Teatralnaya pl., 1/6.
Nearest Subway: Ploshchad Revolutsii, Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya
from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 on Tuesday-Sunday.