Kobchikova was invited to the Kazan Russian Theater named after Kachalov in 1962, immediately after graduating from the acting department of GITIS. The first role of her is Katerina in Ostrovsky’s Thunderstorm. Already in 1968, Kobchikova was awarded the honorary title of “Honored Artist of the TASSR” and became one of the leading artists of the theater.
From 1970 to 1978, Marina Kobchikova worked at the Lvov Drama Theater of the Soviet Army, returned to Kazan in 1979 and served at the Kachalovsky Theater for more than thirty years.
On the Kazan stage, Marina Kobchikova played more than fifty various roles in Russian and world dramaturgy: Anna Andreevna in Gogol’s “Inspector General”, the mother of the bride in the play “Bitter! ..” – based on the little comedies of Mikhail Zoshchenko, Mrs. Dulskaya in “The Morality of Mrs. Dulskaya” Zapolskaya.
It is noted that Marina Vsevolodovna successfully combined creative activity with teaching, for many years teaching acting at the Kazan Theater School.