The garden became very popular, attracting performances from Europe's best musicians. In 1923-1924, the winter theatre of the Aquarium Garden became the home of the first Soviet Music hall. It closed its doors less than a year later, but was remembered for outstanding performances, in particular, those by Leonid Utyosov. Some of the action in the Jolly Fellows (Vesyolye Rebyata), a 1934 film with Utyosov and Soviet movie star Lyubov Orlova, took place in the Operetta Theatre that replaced the Music hall. It was here that the novel character Woland gave his performance, while the Variety Theatre administrator Ivan Varenukha met Koroviev, Azazello, Behemoth and Hella.
- Ploschad Triumfalnaya, 2
- st. Mayakovskaya