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The most famous and largest theaters in the world

The Drama Theater of Tyumen is the largest drama theater in Russia

The Tyumen Drama Theater is an iconic place. Not only is it more than 150 years old, but it is also the largest of all dramatic theaters in Russia. In the mid-19th century, Tyumen was visited by a guest from St. Petersburg, who admired the actors of the amateur troupe. From that moment began the theatrical history of the city.

Drama Theater of Tyumen

A bit of history

In 1858 the Tyumen Drama Theater appeared. It was a very important event for the city. It was even reported in the local newspapers. The fact is that before that Tyumen was famous for its trading potential. And the most important entertainment here has always been exclusively gambling card games.

A visiting guest from St. Petersburg was very surprised by the performance of the amateur theater in Tyumen. This fact was recorded. From here the theatrical life of the city dates back. Until then, performances were staged by enthusiasts: teachers from the school, prominent townspeople and their children. So, in 1858, the first performance was staged in the hall of the local district school. It was done especially to raise money for the needs of the girls' school. The play was performed by merchants and teachers. A play with dancing was performed. This event was recorded in the Tobolsk Province Gazette. The actors played great

The first permanent Tecutiev Theater was founded back in 1890. A merchant by the name of Tecutiev was its creator. In love with theatrical art, he maintained it for more than a quarter of a century on his own money, and before his death he bequeathed it to the city.

Repertoire of the Tyumen Drama Theater

In different years, the Tyumen Drama Theater changed its name:

  • In 1919 it was named after Lenin.
  • In 1924 it was called "chamber.
  • In 1935 it was given a different name - in honor of the 17th anniversary of the Red Army.
  • In 1944 it was called "regional" in honor of the formation of the Tyumen region.

Theater building

The modern building, where audiences go today, came into being only in 2008, on Tyumen's 400th anniversary square. It is a chic structure in the form of a palace on five floors. It is decorated with a magnificent facade and many columns. Currently, it is the largest drama theater in the country. Its area is 36,000 square meters.

Outwardly this building somewhat resembles the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow: the same classic forms, gorgeous moldings, columns. The Tyumen Drama Theater was built very quickly. It took only a year and 8 months for the doors to open to the public.

Inside the theater is also incredibly beautiful. The interiors keep up with the pompous façade. There are several stages where plays are shown:

  • The big hall has 777 seats.
  • Small hall for 205 seats.
  • Experimental stage for unusual productions. Located on the 5th floor of the building.

The 10 most famous theaters in the world

Since the beginning of human civilization, theater has been a major source of entertainment. Nowadays, theater and opera productions have not lost any of their popularity and importance, and thousands of people around the world visit theaters every day and enjoy this beautiful art form.

The building of any theater is a unique world with its own history, traditions and secrets. Let's talk about those that are known to the world.

La Scala

Milan's La Scala Theater is justly the most famous theater in the world. And most of all it is associated with opera, although an important place in the repertoire is also occupied by drama and ballet.

La Scala

La Scala

Built in 1778, the horseshoe-shaped hall has five tiers of boxes. On the stage of La Scala sounded works of famous composers Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi. The theater is famous for its impeccable acoustics.

Sydney Opera House

Many people associate Australia with the Sydney Opera House, which is easily recognizable and is one of the country's major landmarks. It is arguably one of the most iconic theaters of our time.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Opened in 1973, the main emphasis was placed on acoustics and visibility, which is why every theatre-goer feels as if he has bought a ticket for the best seat in the auditorium.

The theater building is home to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Theatre Company, the Australian Ballet and the Australian Opera, with more than 1,500 performances held here annually.

Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is one of the leading theaters in Russia and around the world. Together with the best symphony orchestra, it survived fire, war, and revolution.

Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

At the entrance, visitors are greeted by a statue of Apollo in a chariot, anticipating the grand performances held at the theater. The theater's ballet troupe is very famous. Yuri Grigorovich staged the legendary Swan Lake and The Golden Age here. The Bolshoi was opened after a major reconstruction in 2011.

Vienna State Opera

Built in 1869, the theater has long had a reputation as the center of musical life in Vienna and all of Austria.

Vienna Opera

Vienna State Opera

During World War II the building was bombed and almost destroyed. Miraculously, the staircase and some other parts survived. The Vienna State Opera was not rebuilt until 1955. Today it continues to be one of the world's major opera venues. Traditional balls are annually held under the vaults of the Vienna Opera.

Palau de la Musica Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona was officially opened in 1908 and almost immediately became a symbol of the city. Its magnificent glass ceiling, rich paintings, stained glass and sculptures turned it into a real work of art. It is one of the few theaters listed as UNESCO cultural heritage.

Palau de la Musica Catalana

Palau de la Musica Catalana

The palace is one of the main theatrical and musical venues of Barcelona, where many world celebrities perform, it also hosts important international meetings and conferences, and excursions are organized for tourists.

Les Celestins

The Theater Les Celestins is the main art center of Lyon in France. It is an opera house suitable for grand performances and can seat over 1,000 people. The horseshoe-shaped hall is divided into several levels, so even sitting far from the stage the audience can clearly see and hear everything. The interior is in the royal style with red and gold tones. Outside the building is more austere, decorated with statues.

Les Celestins

Les Celestins in Lyon

For more than two centuries, Les Celestins has been staging the best plays, operas, dramas and concerts.

Royal Opera House Convent Garden

London's Covent Garden Theater is well known around the world for its Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions. The stately building has been home to the world's classical music stars since 1858.

Royal Opera House Convent Garden

Royal Opera House Convent Garden

Previously, you could only get into the theater before a performance with a ticket, but today you can tour it with a short tour.

The Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House on Broadway in New York City is another of the world's most famous venues. It is the best theater in the U.S. Leading roles there have been sung by such luminaries as Enrico Caruso and Placido Domingo.

The Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House

The Met gives more than two hundred performances each year, with occasional television and radio broadcasts.

Odeon Herodes Attica

If you want to visit a theater as old as art itself, go to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens. It is a classic ancient amphitheater built in 161 AD. Originally there was a roof over it, but it was destroyed.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens

Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens

The theater seats 5,000 people and still hosts plays, ballet, and other events. Even Elton John gave his concert at the Odeon.

Chicago Theater

The Chicago Theater was built in 1921 during the so-called "Golden Age of Entertainment" and was the first luxury theater of its kind to show movies, musicals and various shows. It gradually became a Chicago landmark. Today, the Chicago Theater is a mix of different genres and styles, from plays and comedies to dance shows and pop concerts.

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Chicago Theater

The Chicago Theatre

When you travel around the world, be sure to visit theaters, whether they are world-famous or only known in a small town. Either way, you get a unique opportunity to experience the wonderful world of theater.

The world's most famous opera houses: the famous Italian La Scala in Milan and other opera and ballet buildings

In dramatic theater, music has an auxiliary function, but in opera it is an integral part of the performance along with the stage action and the words.

Because of this, and also because of the nature of the performance itself, the opera is not to everyone's liking and many performances gather half-empty halls.

However, there are also places that always have a full house. Opera fans dream of going to a performance, and the artists dream of going on stage.

In addition, these theaters are monuments of architecture, UNESCO lists them as a World Heritage Site, and tourists throng at the entrance.

"Covent Garden in London

England's most famous opera house "Covent Garden in London rich history and a difficult fate. The building was built in the 20s-30s of the 18th century, and the first performance was held in 1732.

For almost 100 years, Covent Garden was one of only two theaters in the capital (the other was Drury Lane) until it burned down in 1808. A new building was erected in just nine months, but this time it lasted even less: the second fire occurred in 1856.

The third time it took two years to build the theater, October with a production of Meyerbeer's Huguenots.

During World War I it served as a storehouse, and during World War II they turned it into a discotheque.

The revival did not begin until 1945 and, fortunately, there were no more serious incidents with it.

Metropolitan Opera in New York City

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City was built in 1880 for the company of the same name. The money for the construction and subsequent financing was given by a private stock company, although wealthy art connoisseurs contributed (and still contribute).

The theater works for seven months, giving performances six days a week, with two performances on Saturdays. And the rest of the time the artists go on tour: they are happily received all over the world.

The troupe also performs periodically for free in the parks of New York, where everyone can "join the high". Many spectators then become regular visitors to the Meta (slang name).

"San Carlo in Naples

"San Carlo in Naples - The theater, opened in 1737, is the oldest in Europe, and in the 18th century was also the largest, with a capacity of 3,285 people.

Due to a fire in 1816, two modernizations in 1845 and 1854, and reconstruction after the 1943 bombing, the building has shrunk considerably and now seats 1,386.

It is visited not only by opera fans, but also by lovers of antiquity: in 2011, a museum-archive of historical documents was opened here.

The Odessa National Academic Theater in Ukraine

Odessa National Academic Theater The Opera and Ballet Theater was the first to be built in this city in UkraineIt happened in 1810, but in 1873 it burned down.

The modern theater was built in 1887 by architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. The pride of this room is its unique acoustics, so well thought out that even a whisper can be heard from the stage in distant corners of the auditorium.

At various times such iconic figures as Peter Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fyodor Chaliapin, Salome Krushelnitskaya and others have performed here.

The Estates Theater in Prague

The building was built in 1783 and for 15 years it was called the theater of Count Nostitz, because it was commissioned by this noble family.

Most of all, fans of Mozart's work dream of coming here, for whom this is a kind of sacred place.

The Estates Theater in Prague - the only one that has survived unchanged to this day where the great composer performed. In 1787 he personally conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni here, and in 1791 he came with the premiere of The Mercy of Titus in 1791.

"Gran Teatro Liceo in Barcelona

"Gran Teatro Liceo in Barcelona Opera lovers want to go there just as much as soccer fans eager to visit the Camp Nou.

It was opened in 1847 with funds from private individuals (which is rare), and already in 1861 there was a fire that severely damaged the building.

In 1893 there was another accident: the terrorist Santiago Salvador planted a bomb inside, which not only damaged the theater, but also killed 20 people.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia - is the largest and best-equipped theater building in our country, consisting of 6 complexes. It was built in 1945, and in 2005 it was extensively reconstructed.

Interesting fact: In 2015 Metropolitan Tikhon of Novosibirsk and Berd filed a complaint with the prosecutor's office for insulting the feelings of believers. He and some parishioners claimed that Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser, directed by Timofey Kuliabin, blasphemously treated religious symbols.

Many prominent cultural figures spoke out in defense of the theater, but the case still went to court. The production was not closed, although the corpse had to remove the image of Christ from it.

The majority considered this event an attempt to introduce censorship in the theater, which has long been feared and awaited. While cinema, television and print media are pressured about the information they contain, the theater is untouched for now, but that may change.

Sydney Opera House

The famous Sydney Opera House formally opened in 1973 and opened by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, it is now a major symbol of the city and one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

Its unique architecture and colossal scale have made it a favorite destination for visitors to Sydney. The theater spans over 2 hectares and is 185 meters long and up to 125 meters wide.

The electricity it consumes would be enough for a city of 25,000 inhabitants, and the signature sailing roof is covered with over 1 million azulejo tiles (Portuguese tiles).

"Grand Opera in Paris

"Grand Opera in Paris or the Opéra Garnier in Paris is a benchmark of the boise-à-porter style in architecture and one of the most beautiful famous theaters in the world.

The entire building, including the Actors' Foyer and Library, is open to the public in the morning and regularly sees crowds of tourists.

Right in the theater is a store with a wide range of books, discs, souvenirs and other products on the theme of ballet and theater.

"La Scala in Milan

If you can say "one of the most famous" about all the other opera houses on our list, then "La Scala in Milan - It's a true center of world opera, with only the very best performing on stage.

It was opened in 1788 on the site of the old church of the same name, which, incidentally, was named after Beatrice Della Scala, a member of Verona's ruling family.

World War II did not spare the theater: it was destroyed by bombing and rebuilt in 1946. Since then, it has been restored several times, the last renovation was completed in 2004.

Interesting fact: While preparing the site for the construction of an Italian theater (in the 18th century), workers dug up a marble slab depicting the mime Pilate, popular in ancient Rome. Architect Giuseppe Piermarini thought it was a good sign and was right: the fame of the theater quickly spread around the world.

Russia's oldest regional theaters

Russia's first public professional theater appeared in 1750 in Yaroslavl.

Since then, their number has been steadily increasing. Kultura.RF offers its list of the oldest theaters located in different parts of our homeland.

Russian State Academic Drama Theater named after Fyodor Volkov

Foundation Date: 1750

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Famous people: Fedor Volkov, Ivan Moskvin, Ivan Dmitrievsky

Famous productions: "Bernanda Alba's House, Zoyka's Apartment, Yekaterina Ivanovna

Interesting detail: Fyodor Volkov (the theater's progenitor) played his first performances in... a barn, so local actors often joke that they all came out of a "tannery."


Kaluga Drama Theater

Foundation Date: 1777

Famous people: Vasily Lukov, Ivan Yermolin, Nikolay Nikitin, Egor Poryaev

Famous productions: "Twelfth Night, or Anything?", "The Adventures of Shipov or Old Vaudeville", "Waiting for the Tango"

Interesting detail: A great contribution to the development of theater was made by the famous statesman Anatoly Lunacharsky (he was exiled here in 1900). The future Commissar of Education gave all his free time to the theater. "The only bright spot in the darkness is the theater. Kaluga is ahead of many Russian cities," he said.


V.I. Kachalov Kazan Theater

Foundation Date: 1791

Famous people: Polina Strepetova, Maria Savina, Vladimir Davydov

Famous productions: "Fiddler on the Roof, A Lady's Visit, Fateful Eggs

Interesting detail: In 2006 the Kazan branch of GITIS was based at the theater. Lectures in the capital of Tatarstan were given by Moscow professors. Graduates of the course joined the theater's troupe.

Penza Regional Drama Theater named after A.V. Lunacharsky

Foundation Date: 1793

Famous people: Vsevolod Meyerhold, Mikhail Svetin, Semyon Rheingold, Lyudmila Lozitskaya

Famous productions: "The Strange Man, The Predator, Romeo and Juliet, A Memorial Prayer, The Dolls, A Story of One Crime

Interesting detail: At the beginning of the 19th century Penza had the third largest number of theaters after Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the first among provincial cities. In 2008 the theater building was destroyed by fire, but two years later it was rebuilt. The opening performance was "The Inspector General" directed by Valery Belyakovich.

People's House. 1916
Lunacharsky Penza Regional Drama Theater. 2012.

Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after M. Gorky

Foundation Date: 1798

Famous people: Antonina Samarina, Nikolay Levkoev, Tatiana Rozhdestvenskaya

Famous productions: "The Cherry Orchard," "Uncle Vanya," "The Meshchane.

Interesting detail: The Nizhny Novgorod Theater has an absolutely special relationship to Maxim Gorky. It is the only theater in Russia where all of his plays and most of his prose works have been staged.


Kostroma State Drama Theater named after A.N. Ostrovsky

Foundation Date: 1808

Famous people: Maria Lvova-Sinetskaya, Glykeria Fedotova, Valentina Fedotova

Famous productions: "Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Uncle's Dream

Interesting detail: The famous theater building was erected in 1863. It came down to us in almost pristine condition.


The most popular theaters in Moscow

Moscow as a capital city accommodates all possible spheres of human life. One of these spheres is cultural - it's hard to imagine a civilized society without it. And what culture without theater?! As Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky once said: "Theater begins with a hanger." Here is a list of the best theaters in Moscow, as well as the opportunity to learn what hangers each of them begins with and what carries in itself.

Bolshoi Theatre

The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of the Russian Federation (GABT) is the most famous theater in Moscow and one of the largest and best opera and ballet theaters in Russia and in the world. "Bolshoi Theater" is located in the center of Moscow, on Theater Square. The theater traces its history to 1776. The modern theater building was built in 1825. November 29, 2002 the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater was opened. The repertoire of the Bolshoi Theater includes mainly classical productions of opera and ballet performances.

  • Address: Russia, Moscow, Teatralnaya Square, 1.
  • New stage of the Bolshoi Theater: Moscow, Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, 4, building 2.
  • The nearest metro stations: "Teatralnaya", "Ploshchad Revolutsii".
  • Official website of the Bolshoi Theater:
  • The location of the Bolshoi Theater is marked on the city map.
Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow - History

In March 1736, the provincial prosecutor, Prince Pyotr Vasilievich Urusov, began construction of a theater building on the right bank of the Neglinka River, on the corner of Petrovka. Then it was called Petrovsky. But Pyotr Urusov failed to complete construction. The building burned down. After the fire his companion, English businessman Michael Meadows, completed construction of the theater building. It was the first professional theater. Its repertoire included drama, opera and ballet performances. Opera performances were attended by singers and drama actors alike. Petrov

A new theater building was built in 1821-1825 on the same site designed by A. Mikhailov. The construction was supervised by the architect O. Bove. The building was greatly enlarged in size, which is why it was called the Grand Theater at that time. On January 6, 1825, the performance "Triumph of the Muses" was given here. After the fire in March 1853, the building was restored for three years. The work was led by the architect A. Kavos. As contemporaries wrote, the building "fascinated the eye with its proportional parts, where ease was joined to greatness". That is how it has survived until today. In 1937 and in

Bolshoi Theatre - architecture

The building we can now admire is one of the finest examples of Russian classical architecture. It was built in 1856 under the direction of the architect Albert Kavos. During the reconstruction after the fire, the building was completely rebuilt and decorated with a white-stone portico with eight columns. The architect replaced the four-pitch roof with a gable roof, repeating the shape of the portico pediment on the main facade and removing the arched niche. The Ionic order was replaced by a complex one. All details of the exterior decoration were changed. Some architects

The five tiers of the auditorium seat more than 2,100 spectators. It is considered one of the best in the world for its acoustic properties. The hall is 25 meters long from orchestra to back wall, 26.3 meters wide and 21 meters high. The stage portal is 20.5 by 17.8 meters and the stage is 23.5 meters deep. It is one of the beautiful architectural structures of the capital. It was called "a devil of sunlight, gold, purple and snow." The building also hosts important state and public celebrations.

Reconstruction of the Bolshoi Theater

In 2005 the reconstruction of the theater began, and after six years of colossal work, the main stage of the country opened on October 28, 2011. The area of the Bolshoi Theater doubled to 80,000 square meters, an underground part appeared, and the unique acoustics of the hall was restored. The stage now has the volume of a six-story house, all processes in which are computerized. The paintings in the White Foyer were restored. Jacquard fabrics and tapestries in the Round Hall and the Imperial Foyer were restored by hand for five years, restoring every centimeter. 156 mass

There are 17 elevators with buttons from the 10th floor to the 4th floor, and two additional floors below are occupied by mechanics. The auditorium seats 1768 people, while before the reconstruction there were 2100. The theater cafeteria was moved to the 4th floor and is the only room with windows on both sides. Interestingly enough, the tiles in the central foyer were made at the same factory as in the 19th century. The chandelier is especially beautiful, over 6 meters in diameter with gilded suspensions. The new curtain has an embroidered double eagle and the word Russia on it.

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Today's Bolshoi Theater includes the opera and ballet companies, the stage and brass orchestra, and the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra. The names of the opera and ballet school are the heritage of Russia and the entire theater world. Over 80 artists were awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR in the Soviet period. Eight masters of stage received the title Hero of Socialist Labor - I. Arkhipova and Yu. Grigorovich, I. Kozlovsky and Ye. Nesterenko, Ye. Svetlanov, and the world-known ballerinas - G. Ulanova, M. Plisetskaya and M. Semonova. Many artists are People's Artists of Russia

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow represents one of the world's major theater scenes. It played an outstanding role in the formation of the Russian school of music and the stage and in the formation of Russian national art, including the renowned Russian ballet.

Nearby attractions include

270m State Duma of the Russian Federation 470m Monument to Marshal Zhukov 470m Voskresenskie (Iverskie) Gate 500m Kazansky Cathedral on Red Square 520m Historical Museum [

Maly Theater

The State Academic Maly Theater of Russia is among the most famous theaters in Moscow. The theater is located in the center of the city next to Theatre Square. The theater troupe was established at Moscow University in 1756. The modern building of the Maly Theater was opened on October 14, 1824. The basis of the repertoire of the theater are plays by famous Russian authors.

  • Address: Moscow, 1 Teatralny Proezd.
  • The nearest metro stations: Teatralnaya, Ploshchad Revolutsii.
  • Official website:

Buy theater tickets online (search for your desired dates at many venues).

What theater to go to? Not an easy question if you are not an experienced theatergoer and have not visited the theater before. Start with any and try different genres. Make up your own idea based on your own experience.
Be sure to go to the opera and the ballet. (Opera on TV is not the same as opera in the theater. Go, and then you can tell if you like it or not.)

State Academic Theater "Moscow Operetta

The State Academic Theater "Moscow Operetta" is one of the most popular musical theaters in Moscow. The Moscow Operetta Theater was opened in 1922. The theater's repertoire includes both classical operettas and modern, well-known musicals.
Address: Moscow, Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, 6/2.
The nearest metro stations: "Teatralnaya and Okhotny Ryad.
Official website:

Buy theater tickets online (search for your desired dates at many venues).

Helikon Opera Theater

The Moscow Musical Theater "Helikon Opera" is one of the youngest opera theaters in Moscow. The theater was established in 1990. On the stage of the theater the best opera performers of Russia. The theater "Helikon Opera" repeatedly became the winner of various professional competitions. The repertoire includes opera works by the most famous authors.
The main building of the theater is under restoration. Since May 27, 2007, all performances of the theater are held in the "Helikon on Arbat" at the address: Novy Arbat, 11.
Address: The building at 19/16 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street.
The nearest subway station: Arbatskaya.
Official website:

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Lenkom Theater

The Moscow State Theater "Lenkom" is among the most popular theaters in Moscow. The name Lenkom comes from the former name of the Leninsky Komsomol Theater. The theater exists since 1927. In different years many famous Soviet and Russian actors worked at the theater. The theater repertoire includes both works of classical theater and works of contemporary authors. The auditorium has 639 seats.
Address: 127006, Moscow, ul. Malaya Dmitrovka, 6.
The nearest metro stations: "Tverskaya", "Pushkinskaya", "Chekhovskaya".
Official website:

Gorky Moscow Art Theater

The Gorky Moscow Academic Art Theater (MHAT) is a popular drama theater in Moscow. The theater's repertoire includes plays by Russian and foreign authors.
The Moscow Art Academic Theater was founded in 1898. In 1987, the Gorky Moscow Art Theater split into two theaters: the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater (directed by Yefremov) and the Gorky Moscow Art Theater (directed by Tatiana Doronina).
Address: Moscow, Tverskoy Boulevard, 22.
Official website:

Chekhov Moscow Art Theater

The Chekhov Moscow Art Theater is a popular theater in Moscow. The theater's repertoire includes plays by famous Russian and foreign authors. Many famous Russian actors have worked at the theater in different years.
Address: Moscow, Kamergersky Lane, 3.
Official website:

Moscow Young Spectator Theater

The Moscow Theater of Young Spectators (MTYUZ) was founded in 1920. The theater's repertoire was geared toward children and young adults. According to the theater's website: the Soviet specifics of "theater for young audiences only" severely limited the repertoire and, therefore, the creative abilities of directors and actors. The theater changed its marketing focus in 1987. Currently, most theater performances are designed for adult audiences. The auditorium has 603 seats.
Address: Moscow, Mamonovsky Lane 10.
The nearest subway station: Pushkinskaya.
Official website:

New Opera Theater

"New Opera" is one of the youngest musical theaters in Moscow. The New Opera Theater was founded in 1991 and soon became considered one of the best opera theaters in Russia. The theater's repertoire includes classical operas by Russian and foreign authors, original performances-divertissements, as well as operas of the XX-XXI centuries.
The company is the recipient of numerous awards: the Golden Mask National Opera Award, the Casta Diva Russian Opera Award, the Triumph Independent Award and the Sony BMG Greece Award. In 1999 the theater was accepted into the European Opera Europa Community.
Official website:
Address: Russia, Moscow, Karetnyi Ryad Street, 3, building 2 (Hermitage Garden).
The nearest metro stations: "Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya, Tverskaya, Mayakovskaya.

Moscow Sovremennik Theater

The Moscow Sovremennik Theater was founded by a group of young actors in 1956. Since its inception, the theater has been popular with Moscow residents. Of the more than one hundred plays staged at the theater over its entire existence, almost two-thirds have been written by authors specifically for the Sovremennik Theater and were first staged there. Since early 2014 the Moscow Sovremennik Theater has also played at the Yauza Palace Theater. (Address: 107023, Moscow, Zhuravleva Square, 1.)
Official website:
Addresses: Chistoprudny Boulevard, 19, Chistoprudny Boulevard, 17.
How to get there: from the Chistye Prudy, Turgenevskaya, and Sretensky Boulevard metro stations on foot (about ten minutes) along Chistoprudny Boulevard.
Mossovet Theater

The Mossovet Theater was founded in 1923 as a theater of the Moscow Provincial Council of Trade Unions (MGSPS). The theater has two stages. The main theater has 894 seats, an additional theater has 120 seats for the audience.

The theater's official website:
Address: Moscow, Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, 16.
The nearest subway station: "Mayakovskaya.
Vakhtangov Theater

The Vakhtangov State Academic Theater was created in 1921. Until 1926, the theater was called the Third Studio of the Moscow Art Theater. Since its inception, the theater has been one of the most popular dramatic theaters in Moscow. The theater building is located in the center of Moscow's famous Arbat Street.
Address: The city of Moscow, Arbat Street, 26.
The nearest subway station: Arbatskaya.
Official website:
Obraztsov Puppet Theater

The State Academic Central Puppet Theater named after S. V. Obraztsov is the world's largest puppet theater, the only theater of its kind in Moscow. The theater is located in the central part of the city on the Garden Ring. The theater exists since 1931.
In 1937, a Puppet Museum was founded at the theater, and its collection is considered one of the best in the world. A unique puppet clock was installed on the facade of the theater, which has become one of the attractions of Moscow.
Address: Moscow, Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Street, 3.
The nearest subway station: Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
The theater's official website:
Theater locations is marked on a map of the city.



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