Visiting regulations

Temporary terms of attendance due to the epidemiological situation

As with the all cultural institutions in Moscow, entry to GES–2 is only possible upon presenting a Russian QR code and passport.

Visitors under the age of 18 don’t need a QR code. Children under 14 may enter with an adult who can show their passport and QR code. Teenagers aged 14-17 can visit on their own, without a QR code, but must present a passport to prove their age.

Visiting the House of Culture is only possible by prior registration for a single entrance or for attending a certain event. A single entrance registration means that you can enter during the chosen hour. Registering for a single event allows you to enter the building one hour before the event begins. If you would like to come earlier, please be sure to make an additional single entrance registration.

We cannot guarantee entrance to the building if you show up earlier or later than your reserved time slot. We ask you to be understanding, as this is a forced and temporary measure.

To ensure your own and others’ safety, please keep your mask on at all times and maintain a social distance of at least 1,5 metres.

General rules

— Please do not touch any of the art works at display. This is a general rule essential for their preservation. However, we do have tactile models of the building, which can and should be touched.

— Those under age of 14 can only visit accompanied by an adult.

— Smoking is prohibited on the entire premises of the GES–2 House of Culture, except for the specially designated smoking areas.

— We love pets, but at the moment, only guide dogs are allowed on the grounds of the GES-2 House of Culture.

Photos and videos

— We will be thrilled to see your photos from the GES–2 House of Culture on social media, but please do not use flashlight, tripods or any devices for taking selfies.

— No amateur filming or video recording is allowed in the Playhouse after the beginning of film screenings and performances.

— If you would like to discuss the possibility of professional shooting, please contact us at press@v-a-c.org

Food and drinks

— Bringing food and drinks into the exhibition areas is not allowed.

— You can bring water and soft drinks in bottles as well as coffee and tea in cups with a lid into the Library, Classrooms and Playhouse.

— Please do not bring any alcoholic drinks into the House of Culture. Should it happen that you have some with you, please leave it in the lockers next to the Cloakroom on the –1 floor for the whole duration of your visit.

Outerwear

— Please leave your outerwear in the Cloakroom if you plan on visiting the exhibition areas, Playhouse or Library.

— The Classrooms are equipped with their own coat racks.

Large items

— We ask you to leave all items larger than 30×40×20 сm in the Cloakroom or in the lockers next to it.

— We have two parking areas for bicycles, one by the Vaults, and another behind the right risalit. You can leave skateboards, scooters and gyroscooters in the Cloakroom.

Special needs

— Interpretation materials and equipment for visitors with disabilities are available at the Information Desk.

— You can pick up a wheelchair for moving around the GES–2 House of Culture at the Cloakroom.

— There is a changing room with a comfortable area for breastfeeding on the –1 floor.

— Baby prams and strollers are allowed throughout the GES–2 House of Culture, except for the Playhouse. There may, however, be temporary restrictions in the exhibition areas, due to the specifics of certain displays. Please be understanding should such a situation occur.

Playhouse / Vaults / Forest and Yard

— We have a free seating policy in the Playhouse. If you are late, please choose a seat you can occupy without disturbing other viewers.

— Only professionals have access to the Vaults workshops, but so you can watch them at work, we have made the walls of the building transparent.

— The Forest has a sophisticated and fragile irrigation system underneath the soil layer. To avoid damaging it, please stay on the path.

— The GES–2 House of Culture is an urban public space where everyone should feel comfortable. It is not permitted to build fire, sunbathe in beachwear, listen to loud music in the Forest and Yard. Please also refrain from playing outdoor games that might disturb other visitors.

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