The theatre was founded in 1776, but its solemn inauguration is referred to 6th of January of 1825, when the elegance edifice in classic style with the portico with 8 columns венчает колесница crowned by carriage of Apollo had appeared on the Theatre Place . It is the second biggest theatre in Europe, after the famous Milan ’s theatre “ La Scala ”. The Bolshoi theatre is the best theatre in . And it is one of the Russian theatres of opera and ballet most famous allover the world. .