All theaters, concert halls are concentrated in the capital of Mongolia. Unlike Russia, where the opening of the theater season takes place in the fall, in Mongolia, theater and concert life is aimed primarily at satisfying the interest of numerous foreign tourists. In the autumn, with the end of the tourist season, the theatrical life of Ulan Bator falls into disrepair.
- State Drama Theater in Ulaanbaatar
The State Drama Theater is located in the capital of Mongolia and is a building of Soviet construction, under the cover of which the best national acting troupes perform. The peak of the theater activity is in the summer months, when the greatest number of tourists arrives in Ulan Bator.
The history of the Drama Theater began in 1963, after the State Music and Drama Theater was divided into the State Opera and Ballet Theater and the State Drama Theater.
A visit to the Mongolian State Drama Theater will have a beneficial effect not only on your level of knowledge of the Mongolian language, but will also allow you to learn more about the peculiarities of the culture of this nation. Of particular interest are folklore performances, in which the actors demonstrate the maximum of their capabilities.
Address: st. Seoul
- State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Ulan Bator
The Mongolian State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is located in the very center of Ulan Bator, on Genghis Khan Square. The theater building was built in 1931, at that time it housed the State Central Theater, on the basis of which the State Opera and Ballet Theater was created in 1963.
The grand opening of the theater was held on May 18, 1963, the first performance shown on its stage was the opera "Eugene Onegin" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Now more than 100 world classical and national operas and ballet performances are being staged at the theater, including The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and The Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Adolphe Adam's Giselle, Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus, Spartak by Aram Khachaturian, Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, Carmen by Georges Bizet, Troubadour, Rigoletto , Aida and La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Don Juan by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a lot others.
Soloists of the theater are laureates of prestigious international competitions, performances of the Mongolian Opera and Ballet Theater for more than half a century of history have been shown on the stages of many theaters in the world. In 1981, the theater was awarded the title of academic.
Address: Suhebator Square, 7
- National Song and Dance Ensemble of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar
The theater building, which hosts the National Ensemble of Songs and Dance Tumen Eh, is located in the center of Ulaanbaatar, 500 meters from Genghis Khan Square.
Ensemble Tumen Ehbyl was created in 1989 and over the years of its existence has gained immense popularity both in Mongolia and abroad. The repertoire of the ensemble includes traditional Mongolian dances, throat singing, playing traditional Mongolian instruments morinhura, limbe, chanze and yatage, ritual shaman dances and dance tsam, theatrical performances, acrobats and gymnasts performing - rubber girls.
The theater troupe toured with success in more than forty countries of the world, performed on the stages of the World Music Center of New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Buckingham Palace in London and many other famous theaters of Europe and Asia. The high professionalism of the artists, magnificent costumes and bright decorations create a sense of enchantment and fabulousness in the audience, the performances of the Tumen Eh ensemble consistently collect notices and receive enthusiastic reviews from the public.
Address: National Recreation Center, 1st Khoroo
- Central Palace of Culture in Ulan Bator
The Central Palace of Culture is located in the very center of Ulaanbaatar, on the eastern side of Genghis Khan Square, near the Opera and Ballet Theater. The building of the Palace of Science, Technology and Culture was erected in the center of the capital of the Mongolian People's Republic as a gift from the Soviet Union to the Mongolian people; its grand opening took place in December 1988.
The Palace of Culture is one of the main cultural institutions of Ulan Bator; it houses the Mongolian State Philharmonic Society, the Theater Museum, musical ensembles, theater groups, an art gallery, cultural centers, the Children's Home Books. The Palace of Culture has a concert hall, conference rooms, lecture and exhibition halls, a cinema hall, a library, offices of state and non-governmental organizations on culture and art, and a part of the Presidium of the Mongolian Academy of Science and Art.
The Palace of Culture hosts classical concerts, rock and pop music, ballet and opera performances, folklore ensembles, festivals "Crystal Cup", "Golden Microphone", "Pyentatonik", fashion shows, exhibitions, festive awards and other cultural and entertainment activity.
Address: A.Amar’s street