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Kiev theaters

There are almost 50 operating theatres in Kiev today. All of them cater for all manner of spectators audience, differ from each other with repertoire, actor cast and stage director's finds. Prominent, world famous Kiev theatres share cultural space with small theatres-studios, and this relieves Kiev theatre life. Since such number of Kiev theaters can plunge a traveler into confusion, we will try to tell about the most known and original of them.

 

Kiev academical puppet show theatre

Address: Michael Grushevsky street, 1, Kreshchaty park

Tel.: +38(044) 278 58 08

Working hours: from 11:00 till 19:00; day off - Monday, lunch break from 14:00 till 15:00

Kiev academical puppet show theatre is one of two Marionette theatres operating in Kiev. In October, 1927 at Kiev Children's Theatre named after I.Franko (Theatre of Young Spectator in Lipki)...

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iev operetta theater

Address: Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya street, 53/3

Tel.: +38(044) 287 26 30

Kiev academical puppet show theatre is one of two Marionette theatres operating in Kiev. In October, 1927 at Kiev Children's Theatre named after I.Franko (Theatre of Young Spectator in Lipki), the first Puppet show theatre of Ukraine was opened...

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National philharmonic of Ukraine

Address: Vladimirsky spusk street, 2

Tel.: +38 (044) 278 16 97; +38 (044) 278 62 91

The beginning National philharmonic society of Ukraine was marked in distant 1863, when Kiev branch of Imperial Russian Music Society was founded. Already in the beginning of 19 century Kiev music life was very lively. Kiev Contract fairs were visited by such outstanding...

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Drama theater named after I. Franko

Address: Ivan Franko square, 3

Tel.: +38(044) 279 59 21

History of National academic theatre named after Ivan Franko began in Vinnitsa in 1920. A small troupe, headed by Ukrainian actor Ignat Petrovich Jura, worked very enthusiastically. During the first season actors of theatre presented to spectators 23 performances the great...

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National academic theater of opera and ballet of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko

Address: Vladimirskaya street, 50

Tel.: +38(044) 279 11 69

National academic theater of opera and ballet of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko is situated at a crossroads of two central highways of Kiev Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Vladimirskaya street, in a building which is an architecture...

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Lesya Ukrainka national academic theatre of russian drama

Address: Bogdan Khmelnitsky street, 5

Tel.: +38(044) 234 42 23; +38(044) 234 90 63; +38(044) 235 72 29

Lesya Ukrainka national academic theatre of russian drama is located in the historical centre of Kiev, not far from metro station Teatralnaya, Opera theatre, Golden gate and Kreschatik. Now Kiev Theatre of Russian Drama occupies...

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There is no doubt that the coryphaeus among Kiev theaters is National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Taras Shevchenko. Kiev Theatre of Opera is in downtown and stares passerby in the face from afar. Theater building stands on an eminence; there is a small square in front of the theatre, allowing to take a detached view of attracting theater architecture. National Theater of Opera in Kiev offers rich repertoire, consisting of compositions of world and Ukrainian classics of different epoch music. Festive mood appears already at foyer of Kiev Theater of Opera fine interior furnish, spacious vestibules, great number of mirrors and candles create a special theatre atmosphere. Outstanding masters of vocal and choreography, well-known musicians work here.

Among other Kiev theatres, two more are widely known: National Academic Drama Theatre named after I.Franko and National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama named after Lesya Ukrainka. Performances of these theatres are a great success for many years.

One more Kiev theatre that, in spite of name, will be interesting for adults too, is Kiev Marionette Theatre. As well as Kiev Theater of Opera, Marionette Theatre will be interesting even for usual seeing. Its building is constructed like a magic castle, here and there, in niches, at the ground in front of entrance and downstairs, there are skillfully made sculptures of fairy characters. Kiev Marionette Theatre has plays for all spectators: from youngest to oldest. Many years marionette performances are played here: Decameron, Divine comedy, Dock worker and King.

Music-lovers should pay attention to National Philharmonic of Ukraine. In Hall of Columns named after Lysenko, famous for its excellent acoustics, concerts of Ukrainian and world music stars and choir performances are given regularly.

Kiev also has Theatre of Operetta the most easy and pleasant musical genre which hardly can be called boring. Kiev Academic Theatre of Operetta is located in the building, where Troizky Peoples house was situated, and already then concerts and vaudevilles were played there.

Kiev theatres are so various that can satisfy both curious interest, and exacting taste of theatre art connoisseurs. Theatre ticket office can be found practically in every city district, they are located in metro stations and large shopping centers.