The theatre has introduced a wristband system for people queueing to buy tickets, its director Vladimir Urin announced. The idea is to stop large numbers of tickets leaking onto the black market. But from today anyone queuing for a ticket will have a so-called ‘bracelet’ snapped on them by security guards until the transaction is completed.
Sounds a little… forbidding.
Here’s one lucky Bolshoi-goer who has kept out of handcuffs, so far.