Reconstruction of The Helikon Opera

The theatre was opened on November 2, 2015

The theatre has been located in the Manor House of Shakhovskys-Glebovs-Streshnevs on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street (built in the XVIII-XIX centuries) since the 1990s, but the building required repairs for a long time and failed to meet all needs of the theater.

The building underwent a unique reconstruction led by Mosinzhproekt, which acted as the general contractor and general designer of the project. The façade and indoor premises were restored, the basement under the historic foundation was equipped for the needs of the theater. A hall for 227 seats and the historical stage where Fyodor Shalyapin, Sergei Rachmaninov and Konstantin Stanislavsky performed a century ago were restored.

A project that has no analogues in the world was implemented in the courtyard, where a new hall for 508 seats was set up, with a restored red porch of the old manor, which was turned into the gazebo for guests of honor, being the “zest” of its interior.

The total area of the theater has increased from 5,000 to 13,500 sq. m.

Architects, designers and builders managed to preserve the historical appearance of the building while having stuffed it with modern technologies required for the functioning of the theatre.

Photo: Mosinzhproekt, Moscow Stroykomplex