The film tells about the artists of the Bolshoi Theater. The film includes shooting: evening Moscow. Vehicle traffic. General view of the building of the Bolshoi Theater. People stand at the main entrance to the theater. People's Artist of the USSR, opera and ballet soloist M.O. Reisen talks about the Bolshoi Theater (sinhr.). Engravings depicting the buildings of the Bolshoi Theater (built in 1780 and 1825). A scene from the play "The Snow Maiden" by Rimsky-Korsokov. The choir sings (sync.). Work on the stage preparation for another performance: setting the scenery, changing the props. Photo portraits of the soloists of the Bolshoi Theater I.S. Kozlovsky, F.I.Shalyapin, S.V. Rachmaninov, V.I.Suk, former director of the theater L.V. Sobinov. Conductors G. Rozhdestvensky, E. Svetlanov, Yu . Simonov, A. Lavrinyuk, A. Lazarev. Nar. artist of the USSR, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater E.V. Obraztsova performs the part of Carmen from the opera of the same name by Bizet (sinhr.) on stage. The audience applauded (sinhr.) People's Artist of the USSR, Bolshoi Theater soloist VA Atlantov performs the part of Sadko in the play "Sadko" (sinhr.). Ballet dancer, People's Artist of the USSR, choreographer YN Grigorovich directs the rehearsal of the play "Raymonda" to the music of Glazunov (sinhr.). Ballerina Natalia Besmertnova is rehearsing (sinhr.). Ballerina Lyudmila Semenyaka performs the main role in Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty ballet. People's Artists of the USSR, soloists of the Bolshoi Theater I. Arkhipova, M. Plisetskaya, A. Pirogov, S. Lemeshev, G. Ulanova, E. Maksimova go to bows. G.S. Ulanova gives interviews (sinhr.). NDP. Quadriga of the Bolshoi Theater. Fountain in front of the theater entrance.