In Moscow every evening at the same time more than 300 performances take place: big and small, old and new, local and foreign, for children and adults, musical and dramatic, conservative and avant-garde.

The urban space of the capital today is more than favorable to different types of creativity, including the theater. In addition to the municipal and federal theaters, independent theater associations and teams operate in the city, differing in form and content. Among them are non-profit projects that promote independent art, and very profitable, finding new ways to communicate with the audience.

If you are a connoisseur of art, then, once in Moscow, you simply cannot fail to visit one of its famous theaters. Even if you do not consider yourself to be passionate fan of the stage, the evening spent in the auditorium of one of the metropolitan theaters will make a lasting impression on you and charge you with powerful energy.

  1. Theater "Et cetera" in Moscow

In 1993, Alexander Kalyagin, along with several of his graduates, created the Et Cetera Theater, the story of which began with the production of “Uncle Vanya” by A. P. Chekhov. The premiere was played on the stage of the Theater named after A.S. Pushkin on February 2, 1993 - then they didn’t have their own premise.

For several years “Et Cetera” “wandered”, played his performances at various venues in Moscow. In the autumn of 1996 a house for the theater appeared: a former conference room in one of the high-rises on Novy Arbat.

On November 30, 2005, “Et Cetera” celebrated housewarming. The New House on Turgenev Square is a unique architectural structure, embodying in many respects the ideas of Alexander Kalyagin himself, original in design and perfect in embodiment. The theater is equipped with the most modern theater equipment; it has two auditoriums, designed for 525 and 120 seats.

Brought up on the great traditions of the Russian theater, Alexander Kalyagin built "Et Cetera" as a repertory theater-house, but according to a modern theater model refined by time. In the theater, in addition to the director, a figure of the general producer appeared, being in demand today. It was famous and respected Russian theater producer David Smelyansky.

"Et Сеtera" is a live open-air theater, existing outside of any tenets, rigid ideas, formulated theater manifestos. The artistic director of the theater, Alexander Kalyagin, is sure: "Everything is possible in the theater: except vulgarity and boredom."

In “Et Сеtera” there is mainly a young and talented troupe, which has already managed to win the love of the audience.

The theater leads a rich touring life. "Et Cetera" played its performances in many cities of Russia, from Khanty-Mansiysk to St. Petersburg, participated in domestic and international theater festivals, it was applauded by viewers from the USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, Israel, Poland, Armenia, Georgia, Cuba, Argentina, Colombia and others.

Address: per. Frolov, 2

  1.  “Arbat Opera” in Moscow  

The Chamber Music Theater “Arbat – Opera” was created in 1999. Artistic director of the theater is Olga Ivanova. The main theater site is the House of Actor named after A. Yablochkina. The theater collaborates with leading actors and soloists of Moscow theaters, such as the Bolshoi Theater, the Stanislavsky and Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Musical Theater, Children's musical theater named after N.A. Sats, “New Opera”, “Helicon-Opera”, Chamber Music Theater named after B.A. Pokrovsky. With its performances, the Arbat – Opera Chamber Music Theater goes on tour in Russia and abroad, takes part in theater festivals.

“Arbat-Opera” was opened in 1999 with the premiere of the opera N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov "Mozart and Salieri." The theater worked on the principles of enterprise and invited to participate in their performances well-known masters as well as young talented soloists of the capital's theaters: the Bolshoi, the Moscow Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, Children's musical theater named after N.A. Sats, “New Opera”, “Helicon-Opera”, Chamber Music Theater named after B.A. Pokrovsky.

Over the years of its existence, the Arbat-Opera Theater has staged more than twenty operas, theater and concert programs, as well as original musical performances and children's musical fairy tales. In addition, the theater’s performances were held at various theater and concert venues in Moscow and the Moscow Region; the theater went on tour to Ryazan, Vladimir, Sochi, Petrozavodsk, Nizhny Novgorod.

Address: st. Arbat, 35

  1. Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

On March 28 (17th style), 1776, Catherine II signed a “privilege” to prince Pyotr Urusov for the maintenance of performances, masquerades, balls, and other amusements for a period of ten years. This date is considered to be the founding day of the Moscow Bolshoi Theater, which celebrated its 240th anniversary in 2016. However, the building of the Bolshoi, which for many years has been perceived as one of the main attractions of Moscow, appeared only many years later.

At the first stage of the theater's existence, the composition of the troupes was variegated: from invited foreign stars to serf artists. The maintenance of the entertainment establishment was financially burdensome, and by 1804 it was transferred to the custody of the Board of Trustees. But a year later, the first fire happened, which destroyed the old theater building.

It was impossible not to call it a “big” theater building, erected in the 19th century. The Bolshoi Petrovsky Theater, which was burned down in 1805 and was named after the location on Petrovka Street, was built on January 18, 1825.

For 30 years, the Bolshoi Petrovsky Theater was the most magnificent theater of Russia, surpassing even the St. Petersburg Bolshoi (Stone) Theater. But on March 11, 1853 a fire broke out in the theater, which lasted three days and destroyed almost the entire building.

The famous architect Albert Kavos took on the restoration of the theater. The work was carried out rapidly, because it was necessary to have time for celebrations on the occasion of the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II. Kavos significantly changed the appearance of the facade, adding a second gable, and Apollo's horse troika replaced the bronze quadriga by Peter Klodt. In August 1856, the theater was reopened in Moscow.

The luxurious interior of the hall and foyer with the monogram of Nicholas II was subjected to significant changes with the advent of Soviet power. Some interior details were destroyed for ideological reasons: in the Soviet era, major political events were held at the Bolshoi Theater.

It was possible to restore the decoration of the XIX century only after the reconstruction of 2005-2011. The restorers not only tried to recreate the historical appearance of the building, but also to make the theater more convenient for the audience. The area of ​​the theater itself has almost doubled: several underground floors with rehearsal classes and the Beethoven Hall have been added.

Address: Theater Square, 1

  1. "Vernadsky, 13" in Moscow

The history of the future theater “Vernadsky 13” began on the day when a group of young talented people, united by their love for the theater, opened the center for creative youth “Gistrion”, which eventually gained the status of a theater-studio. It was in 1987 in the Lomonosovsky district of Moscow (on Krupskaya street, 8k.3).

In the 90s, a crisis hit the country, a period of confusion began, there was a lack of funding, many theaters held onto bare enthusiasm. Not all artists managed to survive in this difficult period, many of them left the theater, and found more mundane activities that could feed their families.

Elena Gromova (in the future, the director and the head of the theater) stubbornly walked toward her goal, and, having graduated from the drama school named after Shchukin, continued to develop it. Her efforts were crowned with success, the district authorities were supportive and helped, there was a philanthropist who invested in the premise - many factors came together and ... in the fall of 2000 the theater moved to the renovated premise. After that it was renamed, and the name was its address - Vernadsky, 13.

The current repertoire of the theater is aimed at a wide audience - adults and young people, children and teenagers. It has more than two dozen performances.

The theater conducts extensive charitable activities, carrying out trips to children's hospitals and orphanages. It cooperates with a variety of social services and charitable organizations, providing free attendance of theater events to socially disadvantaged groups of the population.

Address: pr. Vernadskogo, 13

  1. « “Vedogon-theater” in Moscow

“Vedogon-theater”, the only professional drama theater in Zelenograd, one of the administrative districts of Moscow, opened the first theater season in 1992 with the play “About good places, bright dreams and damned life” after the stories of P. Romanov staged by P. Kurochkin. However, the theater has been keeping its official history since 1999, when the Resolution of the Government of Moscow on the establishment of the state professional Vedogon-theater was issued.

 In 2011, the Public Board of Trustees of the Vedogon-Theater was established, currently chaired by the prefect of the Zelenograd Autonomous District, A. N. Smirnov.

The main artistic task that the theater team has set for itself over the years is aesthetic and moral education, the development of the inner freedom and creative spirit of each spectator. That is why the basis of the repertoire of the Vedogon-theater is the domestic and foreign classics; performances based on the works of contemporary authors also regularly supplement it; an important and integral part is the performances for children of different ages and for young people.

Vedogon-Theater has its own stage and auditorium for 104 seats, as well as the New Hall, which is an experimental stage platform for the implementation of original projects and exhibitions. After a major overhaul, the new premises of the theater will be adapted for projects of the most diverse orientation and technical complexity and on the basis of the theater it is planned to create the Multifunctional Theater and cultural center “Vedogon-Theater”.

Address: Yunosti st., 6, Zelenograd

  1.   Gogol Center in Moscow

"Gogol Center" is a theater inside the city; it is a city inside the theater. Here, in one dynamic space, there is a feeling of absolute freedom and objective reality, the trends of world art and the individuality of each creating person.

"Gogol Center" is a theater that exists in dialogue with reality and creates reality within itself. Great debates and lectures on the most topical issues in the “Gogol +” discussion club, world premieres of “Gogol Cinema” club not released to Russian distribution, large musical concerts and, of course, performances of the most prominent Russian and European directors at several venues of Theater - all this makes it possible to travel in the boundless world of modern art, staying in the same space.

This season, the “Theater Media Library” has opened at the Gogol Center, analogues of which not exist in Russia today. And it seems that there is no such similar in the world. For the first time in the history of the theater, an attempt was made to accumulate in one place all theatrical video archive available today and make it accessible to the widest range of users. The media library does not work as a subscription for a regular library, but rather as a reading room: you come to the Gogol Center, get an access code from your passport and then you have all the wealth of the media library catalog - Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Jerzy Grotovsky, Ariana Mnushkina.

Address: st. Kazakova, 8

  1. State Academic Theater named after E. Vakhtangov in Moscow

The Vakhtangov Theater has been counting its history since 1921, when a performance staged by Yevgeny Vakhtangov “The Miracle of Saint Anthony” was played in the building on Arbat. In 1922, the Vakhtangov team played the premiere of “Princess Turandot”, which was destined to become the hallmark of the theater for many years.

In the twentieth century, the Vakhtangov Theater was headed by legendary directors and actors: Ruben Simonov, Evgeny Simonov, Mikhail Ulyanov. Since 2007, the artistic director of the Vakhtangov Theater has been a brilliant director Rimas Tuminas.

The Vakhtangov Theater is rightly proud of its almost century-long history, remembers and honors the name of the founder and the affairs of its followers, seeks to preserve and increase their glory. Without memory of the past, there is no future.

Today the Vakhtangov Theater plays performances on four stages in Moscow: on the Main Stage, on the New Stage, in the Studio and in the Art Cafe. Soon, they will be joined by two scenes in the Simonovsky branch of the theater, which is currently under reconstruction.

The theater tours a lot in Russia and abroad. Spectators from different countries especially demand: “Eugene Onegin”, “Uncle Vanya”, “Masquerade”, “Smile at Us, O Lord”, “Mademoiselle Nitouche”, “Minetti” and others.

Address: st. Arbat 24, 26

  1. The State Academic Theater of Classical Ballet, directed by N. Kasatkina and V. Vasilev in Moscow

"Moscow Classical Ballet" - under this name a team which now bears the name of the State Academic Theater of Classical Ballet is known throughout the world. The ballet troupe was formed in 1966 with the assistance of the USSR Ministry of Culture, and was headed by the famous Igor Moiseev. The repertoire then included fragments from classical ballets and choreographic miniatures staged by Goleizovsky, Messerer and Moiseev himself. In 1977, Igor Moiseev handed over the artistic direction to Vladimir Vasilev, a student of Asaf Messerer, and Natalia Kasatkina, a student of Marina Semenova, became the main choreographer. The arrival of new leaders fundamentally changed the creative direction of the troupe, which turned from a concert group into a ballet theater.

“All genres except boring!” is the motto of the Theater of Classical Ballet, therefore, the peculiarity of the staging of each work in the theater is the desire to make any story understandable and interesting to people of all ages, nationalities and faiths, to modern people.

The troupe's repertoire includes all the ballets of P. I. Tchaikovsky, “Cinderella” and “Romeo and Juliet” by S. Prokofiev, “Don Quixote” by L. Minkus, “Giselle” by A. Adan, “Sacred Spring”, “Kiss of the Fairies” and “The Firebird” by I. Stravinsky, “The Wonderful Mandarin” by B. Bartok, “Spartak” by A. Khachaturian, “The Creation of the World” and “Pushkin” by A. Petrov and others, - about 30 ballets in total, - classical and modern, various styles and directions.

Address: Skakovaya St., 3

  1. State Academic Central Puppet Theater named after S.V. Obraztsov in Moscow

It is the largest puppet art center for playing dolls, with two buildings on the Garden Ring of the capital, three scenes, the most complete and only library in Russia, where all the famous literature on dolls is assembled, the world's largest Museum of theatrical dolls of all known systems from antiquity to our days. The legendary performances of " Emelya the Simpleton" (1936), "Aladdin's Magic Lamp" (1940), "The King-Deer" (1943), "Unusual Concert" (1946), "Divine Comedy" (1961), "Don Juan" ( 1975) - these are masterpieces of world theater art.

The main director of the theater is one of the leaders of the modern Russian theater, laureate of the National Theater Award “Golden Mask” Boris Konstantinov. Every year, new productions and projects of famous directors and artists appear in the poster of the theater, synthesizing various genres and spectacular forms of the puppet theater for young and adult viewers.

Address: Sadovaya-Samotechnaya street, 3

  1.  State theater of screen actor in Moscow

The State Theater of screen actor is a cult place for all fans of dramatic art and cinema. For more than 70 years, the stars of the national cinema have appeared on the stage of this theater in order to give joy to their fans.

In the troupe of the Theater there are the stars of national cinema: Inna Makarova, Oleg Strizhenov, Tamara Semina, Larisa Luzhina, Valentina Telichkina, Gennady Yukhtin, Tatyana Tashkova, and Vladimir Kozelkov. The Theater keeps the memory of its brilliant past and intends to pass the baton to future generations.

The theater building, a monument of the constructivism architecture, designed by the Vesnin brothers, after more than seventy years of operation requires significant renovation. The reconstruction plan involves overhauling the foyer and bringing the hall into its original form - in accordance with the project of the Vesnin brothers. The stage equipment will change qualitatively; the light and sound equipment of the hall will be updated. The renewed Theater will become one of the most modern theater venues in Moscow. At the time of repair the theater will work in the Palace of Culture named after Gorbunov.

Address: Povarskaya St., 33

  1.  Children's Musical Theater named after N.I. Sats in Moscow

Professional theater of opera, ballet and symphonic music for children was founded on the initiative of the first woman opera director in the world N. Sats. Separate ballet and opera troupes were created.

The founding year of the children's musical theater is considered to be 1965, when the premiere of the opera “Morozko” took place on the stage of the Moscow Variety Theater. The first 15 years the theater lived without a premise, while gradually gaining a troupe of professional actors, opera and ballet soloists. At the request of N. Sats, the construction of a special building for the theater began, completed in 1979. Sats offered to cap the building with the Blue Bird - the bird of happiness, which became the symbol of the theater.

Dramatic performances, opera and ballet are presented in the modern repertoire of the theater. The ballet-extravaganza "Blue Bird", the musical "The Wizard of the Emerald City", the opera-fairy tale "Magic Music, or let's do an opera." In 2012, the premiere of "Iolanta" took place - the last opera by P. Tchaikovsky about a blind princess, recovered her sight because of love. Children's Philharmonic and Children's Opera Studio operates in the theater. The festival "Moscow-Theater-School" is held, which is a creative display of performances of school amateur groups on the stage of the famous theater.

Address: Vernadsky ave., 5

  1.  Chamber Music Theater named after B. A. Pokrovsky in Moscow

Moscow State Academic Chamber Music Theater under the artistic direction of B.А. Pokrovsky (since September 2009, named after B.A. Pokrovsky) is one of the most famous and popular domestic musical theaters in the world. Located in the building of the previously famous complex "Slavic Bazaar", where in 1897 the historical meeting of K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko took place, who agreed to create in Moscow the Art All-Accessible Theater (Moscow Art Theater).

When Pokrovsky founded the Chamber Music Theater in 1972, it still didn’t have its premises and the first performances - “Not Only Love” at the time of the young composer Rodion Shchedrin, “Much Ado About the Hearts” of Tikhon Khrennikov, “Falcon Federigo degli Alberigi" of Dmitry Bortnyansky were performed on different sites in Moscow. And only two years later, in 1974, the theater received a “permanent residence permit”. An important role in this was played by the support of composers T.N. Khrennikov (at that time, the First Secretary of the Union of Composers of the USSR) and D.D. Shostakovich. The young theater group was joined by gitisovtsy - students of the acting course, headed by B.A. Pokrovsky.

The turning point in the life of the young theater group – on September 12, 1974 there was the premiere of the D.D. Shostakovich's "Nose" opera, an unsurpassed director's masterpiece and "visiting card" of the Chamber Musical Theater. The conductor, People's Artist of the USSR Gennady Rozhdestvensky becomes the musical director of the theater. From the very first days, the theater became genuine and for many years the only laboratory of modern opera in the country and at the same time the discoverer of domestic and opera rarities.

In this theater, the operas of contemporary composers, which have already become classics, were performed for the first time - "The Overcoat", "The Carriage", "The Wedding", "The Brothers Karamazov" of Holminov, "Life with an Idiot" of Schnittke, "Count Cagliostro" of Tariverdiev, "Poor Liza"of  Desyatnikov, "Red liar and soldier" of Ganelin, "Swan song" of Kobekin, "Poor people" of Sedelnikov; old and little-known European operas - Haydn's Apothecary, Britten's "Play on the Water", etc.

Since 2010, the theater has established a tradition: every year on the birthday of the Master to hold a retrospective show of his performances. The management and the creative team of the theater retain the name of the founder and follow the ideas that Boris Alexandrovich Pokrovsky bequeathed in his numerous books and publications, carefully restore the heritage of the genius director for posterity. And the annual festival of performances of Boris Pokrovsky will be proof of that.

Address: Nikolskaya st., 17, b. 1

  1.  Cultural Center "Khitrovka" in Moscow

The Khitrovka Cultural Center is a unique theater venue in authentic Moscow cellars of the 18th century.

It is no coincidence that genuine historical basements became the place for the founding of the Khitrovka. The atmosphere of the once most criminal district of the capital has always attracted and inspired people of creative professions: Krylov, Griboyedov, Ostrovsky ... Here “Eugene Onegin” and “At the Bottom” were read for the first time by the authors. Here A.P. Chekhov and K.S. Stanislavsky searched for their heroes. It was here that the like-minded people and the creators of the Khitrovka Cultural Center met.

Based on the historical and architectural features of the space, the creators show performances in both classical and modern drama, attracting young directors and independent theater groups, as well as organizing a theater lecture hall.

“Khitrovka” is a special space where history and modernity merge into one, where the future of art is carved out of the clash of the past and the present. And the viewer becomes not only a living witness, but also a participant in this process.

Address: Podkolokolny per., 8, b. 2

  1.  Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow

Concert Hall named after P.I. Tchaikovsky located on Triumfalnaya Square is one of the largest concert halls in Russia. This is the main concert venue of the Moscow Philharmonic, which has a capacity of 1 505 seats.

The building where the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall is located has a unique history. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the French entrepreneur Charles Omon bought a house on the corner of Tverskaya and B. Sadovaya from the Moscow authorities and ordered the theater to be designed by the young architect Modest Durnov. A talented artist, one of the propagandists of the Art Nouveau style, built in 1902 a large four-story red-brick building with curly turrets on the roof and an intricate facade decorated with a spectacular "kokoshnik" above the entrance.

During the Great Patriotic War, the philharmonic life did not stop. Concerts went on, despite the state of siege of Moscow, sometimes even to the sound of an air-raid siren (there was a bomb shelter in the base of the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, where listeners descended during the raids of fascist aviation). The hall was hardly heated, but the artists always performed only in concert costumes. Eyewitnesses remember two unique concerts of the fall of 1941: one on the roof of the building, for anti-aircraft gunners, and the other on the platform of the Mayakovskaya metro station after the solemn meeting dedicated to the 24th anniversary of the October Revolution. During the war about 1500 concerts took place here. Events were attended by over 2 million viewers.

An important event of the season 1958-1959 was the opening of a new body, built specifically for the hall named after P.I. Tchaikovsky by the Czechoslovak firm “Rieger-Kloss”. The initiator of his subsequent reconstructions in 1970 and 1977 was the soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic, Harry Grodberg.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the hall began to be positioned as the main concert venue of the Moscow Philharmonic. There are about 300 concerts a year, which are visited by more than 350 thousand Muscovites and guests of the capital. The palette of concerts and festivals held in the Moscow Philharmonic Hall has become much wider and diverse. It was the Tchaikovsky Hall that became the venue for the exclusive cycles of the Moscow Philharmonic, including “Opera Masterpieces”, “Great Oratorio”, “European Virtuosos in Moscow”, “Stars of the World Opera in Moscow” and several others. There were concerts of the festivals dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dmitry Shostakovich (2006), to the 75th anniversary of Rodion Shchedrin (2007).

Address: 31/4 Tverskaya St.

  1.  Maly Theater in Moscow

The State Academic Maly Theater of Russia is perhaps the most traditional theater; its repertoire consists of classical Russian and foreign plays since its opening. It began to be called small in comparison with the neighboring building of the Bolshoi Theater, but in terms of significance for Russian theatrical culture, the Maly Theater is not inferior to the Bolshoi. At one time, the two theaters had one troupe, and for the convenience of the actors, the buildings were connected by an underground passage.

In the twenties of the XIX century, Osip Bove developed a project of the current Theater Square, for the Maly Theater he rebuilt the house of merchant Vargin, giving it the features of classicism. The drama part of the Moscow Imperial troupe is located in the Maly.

The small theater was originally small in the literal sense of the word - the whole of it, along with the auditorium and backstage rooms, fit where the stage is now.

On the stage of the Maly Theater, plays of Pushkin, Turgenev, Griboedov, Gogol, Ostrovsky were first staged. Often the authors participated in the work on the productions. So, the playwright Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky, who wrote 48 plays for the theater, personally read them with the actors. During the lifetime of the playwright, Maly began to be called the "House of Ostrovsky."

During the Soviet period, in the Maly Theater, as elsewhere, classical works of the past years and various performances relevant to Soviet society were staged. However, in 1988, the artistic management of the theater decided that the theater should “live and breathe classics,” so today only time-tested works appear on its stage.

Address: pr-d. Teatralny, 1

  1.  Maly Drama Theater on Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya in Moscow

The Maly Drama Theater on B. Serpukhovskaya was created from graduates of the Oleg Budankov Workshop as the School of Russian Psychological Theater. The works “KokTailians”,” I Will Not Leave You”, “Electric Current”, “Tradesmen” and “Visiting Bada” became the visiting card of the troupe. The repertoire includes chamber productions by European and Russian authors.

The main task of the Maly Drama Theater on B. Serpukhovskaya is the revival and approval of true theatrical values. In its work, the theater preserves and uses all the colossal experience of stage practice, while reflecting the important issues of the twentieth century.

An important aspect of the directorial composition of the theater considers the dialogue of the actor with the world, and not the standard transfer of the plot. Rehearsals in the theater are held in the format of laboratory research, which results in performances that are understandable to all categories of the population, from intellectual to student.

Address: Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya St., 44

  1.  Moscow Operetta

From the first owners - the princes Shcherbatovs - the house on Bolshaya Dmitrovka passed to the merchants Solodovnikovs. With the direct participation of the new owners, at the beginning of the 20th century, with the help of famous artists, one of the best concert and theater halls in Moscow was created within its walls. Today the stage of the Moscow Operetta Theater is also very popular. Modern light and sound equipment perfectly combines with the classic beauty of the hall, its soft, velvety comfort in maroon and gold tones, amazing painted ceiling.

According to the State Archives at the end of 1927 the Moscow Council of Workers', Peasants and Red Army Deputies "categorically" decided: "Save the operetta. Improve the repertoire, bringing it closer to the challenges of our time. ” Almost immediately, success and popularity came to the young team headed by G. Yaron. In the poster of the theater next to the recognized classics J. Offenbach, I. Strauss, F. Legar, I. Kalman, P. Abraham, the brilliant composers of our country I. Dunaevsky, Yu. Milyutin, T. Khrennikov, D. Shostakovich, D. Kabalevsky took their rightful place. They created their works with sincere interest especially for the stage of the operetta theater. Thanks to the brightest talent, the magnificent skill of actors and directors, the Moscow Operetta Theater has become leading in its genre, not only in Russia, but has also gained enormous prestige in Europe.

Address: st. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 6

  1.  Moscow Academic Theater named after Vladimir Mayakovsky

It is one of the oldest and most famous theater groups in Moscow and Russia. Its modern biography begins after the revolution: in 1920, the Theater of Revolutionary Satire (Terevsat) appeared here; in 1922 it was transformed into the Theater of Revolution. The director of the theater was Vsevolod Meyerhold.

In 1931, the Theater of the Revolution was headed by Alexey Popov. In his own way, translating the experience of Stanislavsky and Vakhtangov, Popov put forward the concept of a modern “actor-thinker”, whose work is inspired by “excitement from thought”. The history of the Soviet theater included performances staged by him on Nikolai Pogodin's early plays “The Poem on the Ax”, “My Friend” and “After the Ball”, as well as the play “Romeo and Juliet” starring M. Astangov and M. Babanova.

In 1941, the theater was evacuated to Tashkent; in its building, the joined in 1941troupes of the Moscow Lensovet Theater and the Moscow Drama Theater worked. In 1943, after the return of the Theater of the Revolution to Moscow, these troupes were united under the name “Moscow Drama Theater”; at the same time Nikolay Okhlopkov was appointed artistic director, who headed the theater until 1967. In 1954, the theater was named after the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.

The brightest stage in the history of the theater began with the arrival of Andrei Goncharov. He took over as art director in 1967 and managed the theater for more than 30 years, until his death in 2001. Goncharov seemed to have breathed new life into the theater; Theatrical performances “The Children of Vanyushin” based on the play by Naidyonov and “The Tram of Desire” by Tennessee Williams (the performance was on the theater stage for 24 years and endured more than 700 performances) became events of theatrical life. “The Defeat” was another popular play, directed by Goncharov by director Mark Zakharov.

Address: 19/13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

  1.  Moscow Academic Theater of Satire

On October 1, 1924 in the basement of the house number 10 in B. Gnezdnikovsky lane, called the "First House Nirnzee", where the “Bat”, then the "Curve Jimmy" were previously located, now the educational theater GITIS, Moscow Satire Theater began his life.

Young writers V.Ardov, N.Aduev, Vl.Mass, B.Volin, V.Tipot, N. Erdman, L.Nikulin, A.Argo took part in the creation of the first performance - the review “Moscow from the point of view”. And at the head of the new, young theater David Gutman stood. At that time he was forty years old, he had experience both as a theater director, and as a director, owning stage tricks. But the main thing that he could do was to stir up the imagination of any of the young authors with exciting and fun suggestions, he could pick up and enrich the inventions of the interlocutors, come up with a miniature story for each sketch, find a dramatic form.

The play "Moscow from the Point of View" for a long time determined the future of the theater. Moscow recognized the Theater of Satire as its own. Views became the leading genre of the repertoire, and small plays and parodies remained the same views set in the semi-constructivist, semi-traditional style that prevailed in the 1920s in many theaters. No one put observations at that time in Moscow. There were no templates, but the principle was preserved - on the dramatic core, preserving the main idea, they were strung on the topic of the day. The chain of dynamic episodes was interrupted by dances, interludes, couplets, which easily fit into the dramatic canvas. Decorative design was based on the technology of lightning changes.

In the 1930s, the theater changed its address – it moved from the lived-in basement to Sadovo-Triumfalnaya, where later, in the 1950s, the Sovremennik Theater would open.

The dominance of the review was replaced by the dominance of comedy and vaudeville. In 1933, N.P. Gorchakov, a student of K.S. Stanislavsky and E. B. Vakhtangov, replaced Gutman and his team. Gorchakov loved bright forms; he was close to the tradition of vaudeville and easy, clever comedy. The review was replaced by a dramaturgy in which irony, affection for aphoristicism, paradoxical situations prevailed. From contemporaries they made V. Shkvarkin, V. Kataev, A. Mariengof, from the classics - Moliere, Saltykov-Shchedrin.

Address: Triumfalnaya Square, 2

  1.  Moscow State Children's "Fairy Theater"

The Moscow State Children's Fairy Theater was created in 1989 specifically with the intention that the guests of the theater, when they came to the performance, thought that they had fallen into a fairy tale, as the architecture of the theater building itself, as well as its decor and interior, are of this nature. The theater is a castle of soft pink color with a roof covered with dark red tiled color. The venue of the performances is a small hall for a hundred people, which is also accessible to people with limited mobility.

The peculiarity of the theatrical performances of this theater is the use of walking sticks, which are used to create performances based on fairy tales and stories. The unusual interior, unusual style of performances, the atmosphere of comfort, kindness and warmth attracts both young and adult viewers to the Moscow State Children's Fairy Theater.

The director of the theater since the founding of the theater is Milenia Irina Petrovna - Honored Artist of Russia, a member of the Union of Theater Workers.

Address: Taganskaya St., 15A

  1.  Moscow State Drama Theater "Soprichastie"

The International Theater Day, annually celebrated on March 27, became in 1990 the date of the appearance in the capital of a new professional creative team - the Moscow Drama Theater " Soprichastie".

Having opened the first season with an acute and modern performance - “Joseph Stalin - tragedy of leaders and people”, the director and actors consistently introduced performances into the playbill of the theater, which received unconditional public recognition: “Poisoned tunic” by N. Gumilyov, “White roses, pink elephants” by U. Gibson, “Love is a Golden Book” by A. Tolstoy, “Monsieur Amilcar” by I. Zhamiak, “Without Sun” by M. Gorky, “Talents and Fans” and “Hot Heart” by A. N. Ostrovsky, “Cricket on the Furnace” by Dickens, "The Cherry Orchard" by A.P. Chekhov, "The Fox and the Grapes" by G. Figueiredu, "Provincial" by I.S. Turgenev, “Silence is Gold” by P. Calderon, “Bloody Wedding” by F.G. Lorca, “Foma Fomich creates universal happiness” by F.M. Dostoevsky, “King Lear” by William Shakespeare, “Belated Flowers,” based on the story by A.P. Chekhov in the staging of Y. Olesha and a number of other performances, who managed to win the hearts and souls of viewers of all generations.

Small spectators were not left without attention, for whom, with unchanged success, good and wise performances are shown on the theater stage: “The Secret of the Enchanted Portrait” based on the play by M. Panfilova-Ryzhkova, “The Piglet Knock, or the Story of a Good Money Box” by M. Vorfolomeev, “Twelve months" by S. Marshak,"Girl, where do you live?" by M. Roshchin and the last premiere of "Magic night, or When toys come to life. "

Address: Radio st., 2

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater "Sphere"

Ekaterina Ilyinichna Elanskaya is the founder of the Moscow Drama Theater "Sphere", People's Artist of Russia. The whole creative activity of E. Yelanskaya was aimed at the embodiment of the theater idea in the form of a "sphere", namely: the rejection of the traditional box of the stage, of the division into a stage and a hall; and instead of it, the “sphere of communication” that unites actors and spectators. Immediate contact of the actor and the viewer, according to the director, is the basis of a live theater.

The first experience of such a theater was the play "Mail to the South" by A. de Saint-Exupery on the stage of the Concert Hall named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, where the idea of ​​Vs. Meyerhold was embodied in architectural form, united the amphitheater of the auditorium and the stage into a large hemisphere. The performance went on an empty stage, which reinforced the impression of a complex light score by the artist E. Stenberg, and the sound in the performance of a live organ was also unusual. The play performed: G. Taratorkin, A. Kalyagin, G. Burkov, L. Krugly, L. Tolmachyova. The success was undoubted.

All these performances marked the beginning of the Sphere Theater, which was finally created by the decision of the USSR Ministry of Culture in 1981. The general idea in the wording of the creator sounds like this: "We reject the principle of the theater-cube with the wall removed and peeping - we affirm the principle of "the sphere of communication. "

At the end of 1984, the reconstruction of the auditorium of the theater building in the Hermitage Garden was completed. The founder of the theater, E. Yelanskaya, together with the chief artist of the theater, V. Soldatov and architect N. Golas, managed to design and implement the idea of ​​a spherical space. They created a unique in their transformation possibilities (all places are removable), the only hall in Moscow at that time was a circular amphitheater with a central and several stage platforms inside it. The spectator as if is drawn into action, becoming an accomplice of what is happening in the performance. It creates a circular communication of the audience through the actors and among themselves, a kind of circular centrifugal force. According to the creators, the theater is a highly organized form of human communication, and "the only true luxury is the luxury of human communication" (A. de Saint-Exupéry).

Address: st. Karetny Ryad, 3

  1.  Moscow Governorate theater

Moscow Governorate Theater began its existence in 2013. It was created by the merger of two regional theaters: the Moscow Regional Drama Theater named after A.N. Ostrovsky and Moscow Regional State Chamber Theater. Artistic Director - People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Sergey Bezrukov.

Speaking about the artistic direction of the new theater, Sergey Bezrukov recalls the famous Italian director Giorgio Strehler and his book “Theater for People”: “It seems to me that Strehler’s call to build a theater for people is relevant today. We have learned to play people who have fallen to the bottom of life, to treat the marginal with attention, sometimes being interested more in human physiology than in their soul. In the Governorate Theater we will be interested in something else: the life of an ordinary person. Ordinary does not mean simple. When we talk about this, we mean those experiences of a person that unite both the rich and the poor. We are building a theater accessible to all. ”

The accessibility of the theater is also expressed in the fact that everyone can attend its performances, including people with disabilities. The theater has a ramp and a lift for the disabled.

The Moscow Governorate Theater was the first in Russia to show performances accompanied by audio description, a special explanatory text for people with limited visual abilities. In order to make this possible, special equipment was installed in the theater, and actresses Irina Bezrukova, Anna Tsang and Elena Khabarova were trained as audio description commentator specialist.

Address: 121, Volgogradsky Ave.

  1.  Moscow State Historical and Ethnographic Theater

This serious name hides a unique team of professional drama actors and musicians, whose performances organically combine folk dramaturgy and directing art, ancient song polyphony and acting skills, ancient Russian musical instruments, bright ethnographic costumes and colorful folk language.

The Historical and Ethnographic Theater was created in 1988 by young actors graduating from the M.S. Shchepkin Theater School, the oldest in Russia, at the Maly Theater, headed by the permanent artistic director of the theater, Mikhail Mizyukov.

In recent years, the team has been on tour in Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, twice in Poland, ten times in Germany, toured extensively in Russia. It repeatedly participated in the filming of television films and television programs in Russia, Spain, Germany and Bulgaria.

Address: Rudneva st., 3

  1.  Moscow State Musical Theater under the direction of Gennady Chikhachev

It was founded by Gennady Chikhachev in 1987 as a theater-studio. The first performances were the show “Intergirl”, the vaudeville “Only the hussars love so much!” and the fairy tales “The evil intent of Baba Yaga”, “The intrigues of Koschey the Immortal”. The team received the state status in 1994. The theater had its own orchestra, after which various musicals, operettas and performances-concerts were included in the repertoire.

Gennady Chikhachev is Honored Artist of Russia, laureate of the Moscow Government Prize.

In 1994, the status of state was given to the theater. The theater troupe includes vocalists and dramatic actors, honored artists and honored cultural workers, laureates of international competitions work here. The Musical Theater has its own. It formed its own symphony orchestra of 43 musicians, graduates of the Moscow Conservatory and other musical universities of the capital.

A new phenomenon was born in the Moscow State Musical Theater under the direction of G. Chikhachev - the psychological musical theater. There are special requirements for theater artists: you need to be not only a first-class vocalist, but also a deep dramatic actor.

Theater performances are held in a small hall; in some projects a theater foyer is involved. In the future there is the opening of a large hall with 450 seats.

Address: 1st Novokuzminskaya Str., 1

  1.  Moscow State Musical Theater of Plastic Ballet "New Ballet"

Theater "New Ballet" exists in Moscow for more than a quarter century.

In 2012, the theater was headed by Pavel Nestratov, with the advent of which a new stage began in the creative life of the collective.

The first serious test for the "New Ballet" was a trip to Cannes in 2013. The play “Stealing Beauty” closed by the Festival of Russian Art on the French Riviera. The theater brilliantly performed, captivating the exquisite audience gathered in the hall of the Palace of Festivals and Congresses. Not only the Russian, but also the French press spoke about the team. Highly appreciated the work of the Moscow troupe, the legendary actor and director Robert Ossein, who these days was awarded the Medal of Honor "For outstanding contribution to the strengthening of cultural ties between Russia and France."

The director of the theater, Pavel Nestratov, considers the main task of the theater to be the creation of subject dance performances, narrated in the language of modern choreography.

Address: Novaya Basmannaya 25 / 2s2

  1.  Moscow State Musical Theater of Folklore "Russian Song"

The Moscow State Musical Theater of Folklore "Russian Song" under the direction of Nadezhda Babkina has been operating since 2000.

The main activity of the theater is to familiarize the general public with the traditional culture of the peoples of multinational Russia. The audience will meet with the theater groups: the ensembles “Russian song”, “Russian song of XXI century”, “Slavs”, “Russians”, folk-rock group “After 11”, the ballet “Living Planet”, dance ensemble under the direction of Nikolai Androsov “Russian Seasons", children's studio "Heritage". Also in the theater solo concerts of representatives of folk groups, various events with the participation of creative teams of Moscow and sister cities from near and far abroad, decades of traditional art of the peoples of Russia, national teams from other regions of the country will be held.

The plans of the artistic director of Russian Song, People’s Artist of Russia Nadezhda Babkina, are to create on the basis of the theater the All-Russian Center for the National Cultures of the Peoples of Russia, which will preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia, a strategic resource of the country. The cultural and historical potential of the peoples of Russia plays a huge role in strengthening the unity and harmony of civil society and the patriotic education of young people - this is no accident that this task is one of the main priorities of the cultural policy of Russia in the 21st century.

The modern building of the Russian Song Theater, made in the Art Nouveau style, is located on Olympic Avenue, 14. The versatility of this theater platform allows us not to limit ourselves to projects of exclusively traditional folk themes, but to hold events of various scale and orientation: concerts of pop and symphonic music, festivals, forums, music and drama performances.

One of the features of the stage, equipped with the latest technology, is transforming stalls. If necessary, 200 orchestra seats are automatically removed, which allows to perform a chamber concert or a performance in a small cozy hall, as well as a large-scale event designed for almost a thousand spectators. The quality of acoustics theater hall occupies one of the leading places in Europe.

Address: Olympic Ave, 14

  1.  Moscow State Theater "Helikon-Opera"

"Helikon-Opera" is one of the favorite and most visited musical theaters of the capital, famous for its unique performances, star actors and a diverse repertoire.

The theater has been chronicling since April 10, 1990. Artistic director and founder of "Helikon-opera" Dmitry Bertman staged more than 120 performances around the world. The team of directors of “Helikon” is well-known masters of their art: musical director of the theater and principal guest conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev, chief conductor Valery Kiryanov, chief artists - Igor Nezhny and Tatyana Tulubeva, lighting designer Damir Ismagilov, choreographer Edvald Smirnov, chief choirmaster Eugene Ilyin.

"Helikon" is located in the beautiful manor of the Shakhovsky-Glebov-Streshnevs, in the very center of the capital. At the disposal of the theater there is a modern, equipped with the latest technology “Stravinsky” hall for 490 seats and two historical halls: “Pokrovsky” and the Belokolonny Hall of Princess Shakhovskaya. Fyodor Shalyapin, Sergei Rachmaninov, Claude Debussy, Sarah Bernard, Isadora Duncan and other legendary artists once performed here.

Today more than 500 people in the troupe of "Helikon-opera" are a star ensemble of soloists performing on the most prestigious opera stages of Europe and America, a symphony orchestra and choir.

For the season, "Helikon" shows the Moscow public about 300 performances, gives the audience the joy of coming into contact with live creativity, surprises with the novelty of performances, bright vocal and dramatic performance. Many performances have earned the recognition of the theatrical community - the Helikon-Opera Theater won nine “Golden Masks” in various nominations, three awards of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia, “The Highlight of the Season”, awards of the Moscow Opera Festival and the Russian National Opera Prize, “Onegin”.

Address: 19/16 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

  1.  Moscow State Theater "Lenkom" of the Moscow Government

In 1927, the energy of young amateur artists materialized here in the most audacious and inspirational way. In this memorable year at the initiative of the Moscow Komsomol on Malaya Dmitrovka, 6 the first professional theater of working youth was created, in abbreviated form - TRAM.

At first, the tramovtsy were proud that during the day they were working at full-time enterprises, in the evening they were playing on stage. And yet the idea of ​​Yermolova, who was working at the lathe during the day, was popular even in post-ram times, did not confirm its vitality: very soon TRAM became a professional theater.

The house on Malaya Dmitrovka managed to enter the number of leading theaters of Moscow with the arrival of Ivan Nikolaevich Bersenev.

Under Bersenev, the theater gained new breath, deservedly and firmly taken its place among the country's best teams. The hard hand of Bersenev, the head, his ability to rally and lead the troupe, the confident freedom of his director's writing, and his acting talent contributed a lot to this. The older generation of spectators, as the most beloved of their theatrical meetings recalls the roles of Bersenev - Helmer's lawyer in Ibsen's “Nora”, Fed Protasov in Tolstoy's “Living Body”, the romantic Cyrano de Bergerac in Rostan’s play. "The guy from our city," of Simonov, staged by Bersenev two months before the start of World War II, was already living with its premonition.

Address: st. Malaya Dmitrovka, 6

  1.  Pyotr Fomenko workshop in Moscow

The Moscow Theater “P. Fomenko Workshop” was founded in July 1993 by a decree of the mayor of Moscow. However, the theater actors themselves have been counting their biographies since July 1988. Then Peter Naumovich Fomenko recruited a group of students in his training workshop at the directing department of GITIS (now - Russian University of Theatrical Art).

Five years of study have shown that people whom fate brought together in the summer of 1988 can and are able to create real theatrical miracles. The performances created during the student years repeatedly became prize-winners of various theater festivals. Thus, the play "III degree Vladimir" by N. V. Gogol (directed by Sergey Zhenovach) was awarded the first prize of the Youth Jury at the international festival of theater schools "Podium-91". The play "The Adventure" by M. Tsvetaeva (director Ivan Popovski) - the prize "The High Season" in 1992. And the play “Wolves and Sheep” by A.N. Ostrovsky (director Peter Fomenko) was a Grand Prix at the 1993 International Theater Festival “Contact” (Poland).

There appeared a theater, combining the desire to search and experiment with the traditions of the Russian repertory theater. With the "Workshop" troupe various directors carry out their plans, master complex spaces, work in a variety of styles. Among the performances created during the years of the “official” existence of the “Workshop” are the performances of both Pyotr Naumovich Fomenko, and his colleagues and students, first of all - Evgeny Kamenkovich, Sergey Zhenovach, Ivan Popovski and others.

Address: Kutuzovsky Prospect, 30/32

  1.  Moscow State Puppet Theater "Firebird"

The Firebird Puppet Theater was originally conceived as a theater dedicated to Russian folklore. Performances based on Russian folk tales were performed on its stage. But over time, his creative scope went far beyond the limits of Russian culture, and the favorite tales of the peoples of the world began to appear in the repertoire of all beloved tales of the peoples of the world.

During its existence, the theater showed the viewer more than forty premiere productions based on the most famous children's literature works, which have become unquestionable classics. The best of them entered the permanent repertoire, which is designed for children aged 3 to 14 years.

At various times, well-known directors, gifted artists created their remarkable works on the stage of the theater, thanks to the talent and professionalism of which the audience loved the theater. All members of the creative team of "Firebird" are graduates of theater universities and are true professionals in their field.

The Firebird Theater is a participant in many festivals and awards, winner of prizes. The hall where the stage is located is equipped with everything necessary in order to provide convenience to any viewer. Some time ago it was equipped with transforming chairs for kids and a lift for disabled children. Next to the stage there are the screens that duplicate the text of the actors. They are intended for those visitors who have hearing problems.

Address: st. Stromynka, 3

  1.  Moscow State Variety Theater

Opened in 1954, the Variety Theater is a truly legendary place. No less legendary the building in which it is located: Government House on Bersenevskaya Embankment, popularly known as the House on the Embankment. In the poster of the Estrada Theater there are performances, musicals, concerts, modern operas, creative meetings with popular artists.

Over the years, the Variety Theater managed to take on its walls all the color of domestic and foreign popular music. The orchestras of Leonid Utesov and Oleg Lundstrem played here, Alla Pugacheva, Sophia Rotaru and Valery Leontyev gave their first solo concerts, Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Aznavour, and Bi Bi King came on tour. In different years Alice Freundlich, Oleg Basilashvili, Vitaly Solomin, Alexander Shirvindt played performances on the stage. In addition, the theater has always been a respectable venue for the most prestigious All-Union competitions of pop artists and other ceremonies.

Today, Variety Theater is headed by Gennady Khazanov. He does not have his own troupe today, but the theater remains a prestigious venue for solo concerts, musicals and performances. In the spacious hall for 1200 seats, the theater of Anton Chekhov (in which the same Khazanov is one of the main dramatic actors) plays his play " Everything is as it should be ...", "Dinner with a fool." In addition, prestigious music and theater ceremonies and creative meetings with favorite artists are held here.

Address: Bersenevskaya Embankment, 20/2

  1.  Moscow Children's "Theater of Shadows"

Moscow Children's Shadow Theater is located on Izmailovsky Boulevard. The performances use the techniques of the Russian and Chinese shadow theater, as well as puppets and live acting. In the repertoire of theater productions for children from 1 year old (musical baby performances "Giselle" and "Paints") to adolescence (theater series "Sherlock"), including classic fairy tales - "Black Chicken" by Pogorelsky, "Konek-Gorbunok" by Ershov, "Thumbelina" by Andersen, as well as works by contemporary authors - "Kitten Gav" by Gregory Oster and "Butter Lisa" by Viktor Lunin.

  1.  Moscow Children's Chamber Puppet Theater

The theater was opened in 1990 by S.V. Obraztsov’s student V.V. Eliseev. The repertoire includes more than 30 performances for children of different ages.

In the foyer of the theater there is a permanent exhibition of production layouts, fairytale characters are exhibited. Parents can wait for children in a cafe where live goldfish swim inside the glass tables. And in one of the walls there is a large aquarium with rare tropical fish.

Address: st. Bazhov, 9

  1.  Moscow Children's Music Theater "Expromt"

Musical Children's Theater "Expromt" was formed in 1990 and re-opened its doors on December 28, 2013 after repairs. The theater operates in various genres - musical fairy tales, opera fantasies, musicals.

The artistic director of the theater until the end of her life was Lyudmila Ivanova, since 2016 it is headed by Alexander Fedorov. Since the foundation, the composer Victor Friedman has collaborated with "Expromt".

"Expromt" is family theater. In his repertoire there are performances not only for children, but also for their parents. All performances include live music performed by a small orchestra.

The theater has an aesthetic education studio for children, whose students master the basics of acting, stage movement, dance, and speech. Some young actors participate in the performances of the theater.

Address: Novgorodskaya st., 23

  1.  Moscow Children's Puppet Theater

The history of the puppet theater in Moscow dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Moscow historical traditions are preserved in the theater to this day, because this direction of the theater is in demand by the Moscow audience - the theater is loved, has its permanent audience. That is why, realizing the importance of theater development, the Government of Moscow in 1998 approved the status of this institution as the State cultural institution of Moscow.

The repertoire of the Puppet Theater, first of all, is addressed to children's audience, starting from two years old - this is its uniqueness. This is the only theater in Moscow that works with such a small audience. The peculiarity of the theater is that it is probably one of the few cultural institutions in the capital, which with good reason can be called a family theater. It is comfortable here, first of all, for children - prior to the performance, experienced animators and artists in life-size puppets are involved with them, giving the opportunity to feel the warm, friendly atmosphere surrounding the little spectators. It is also cozy for moms and dads, grandparents: they see the love they have for their kids; they themselves are addicted to the action and its intrigue.

Of course, first of all performances for children are created here. The repertoire of the theater also has performances for an adult audience in two languages ​​(Russian, French).

For many years, the theater existed as a tour group, not letting the complex genre - mastery of puppet possession fade away. The theater preserved traditions, created new, interesting and non-standard performances for children and adults.

The theater is distinguished by its elegance and originality in the creation of performances. An interesting directorial vision, author's unique performance and solution of puppet images, costumes, set design. Music - just conveying the atmosphere, movement and of the characters - all this creates an unforgettable feeling and desire to be a constant spectator of this wonderful theater.

Address: st. Abelmanovskaya, 17a

  1.  Moscow Children's Variety Theater

The Moscow Children's Variety Theater was founded in 1989 with the support of the Moscow Children's Fund and a number of other major social and cultural organizations. The main prerequisite for the emergence of the new theater was the activity of the musical group “Detsky Mir”, which appeared on the metropolitan stage five years earlier.

In January 1990, the first production was released in the theater - the musical performance “Top-Top. The first steps". Over the following years, a lot of performances in a wide variety of genres were shown on the theater stage: a classical performance, a rock opera, a show, a musical.

The activities of the Moscow Children's Variety Theater are not limited to the theater stage alone. Pupils of the theater took part in the creation of radio and television programs, recording music albums and video clips, performing at charity concerts and various cultural programs of the Government of Russia and the Government of Moscow. Among the important projects of the variety theater is the production of several successful children's musical groups (“Lyceum”, “Papa Carlo's Group”, “Cinema”, and the “21st Century”).

Today, the theater continues to show a variety of musical performances and shows. In addition, on the basis of the theater, there is a school of arts and a theater studio, teaching choreography and vocal of children of three age categories: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, and 12-15 years.

Address: Baumanskaya St., 32, b.1

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater "Benefis" under the direction of Anna Nerovna

In Novye Cheryomushki there is a beautiful cozy mansion, known not only to one generation of Muscovites. This building belongs to the Moscow Drama Theater "Benefit", which has become not only the territorial, but also the cultural center of the Moscow protected area. "Benefis" is a combination of bright form and deep content, it is a genre variety, from classical tragedy to a mischievous comedy; this is a beautiful young troupe, which included famous actors in Russia and abroad.

The masterpieces of the Russian drama of the late XIX-XX centuries occupy an important place in the repertoire of the theater "Benefis", the principles of the formation of which can be divided into three categories. "Benefis" offers the attention of its viewers the Russian classics, including the XX century, the Western classics, also including recognized masterpieces of the XX century, and specially ordered works.

"Benefis" is trying to ensure the continuity of generations, engaged in the education of young talented youth. The theater troupe is constantly in active creative search and positive tone, as it strives to solve various creative tasks and offer its “solutions” to the audience’s attention both on its stage and on the stages of leading theaters of Russia. Another new and important area is to acquaint the public with the achievements of foreign theaters and invite individual artists to take part in their own creative process.

A multi-format, competitive theater seeks to influence the shaping of public tastes by introducing the viewer into the context of the existence of a modern drama theater.

Address: st. Garibaldi 23/4

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater "Modern"

The history of the theater began in 1987. Then to the Moscow Youth Experimental Studio Theater a building on Spartakovskaya Square was allocated. For the entire post-war history in Moscow, only a few new state theaters appeared, therefore the theater-studio at Spartakovskaya became a completely unique example: here the opportunity to create an independent theater presented itself not to the celebrated stage masters, but to yesterday’s graduates of the Schepkin College. Svetlana Vragova becomes the artistic director - a student of Yu.A. Zavadsky.

The first performances of the new team showed that the experiment was a success. The performances “Dear Elena Sergeevna”, “... Looking for meetings”, “Rasplyuevskie fun days” brought the theater fame.

In 1995, Katerina Ivanovna appeared on the theater stage. The performance based on the play by L. Andreev becomes a program for the theater and marks a new page in its history: the style of Russian modern becomes the "calling card" of the collective.

At the turn of the 2000s, the performances “Happy Event” by S. Mrozhek with Spartak Mishulin in the title role, “The Hinge” based on the play by Rustam Ibrahimbekov, “The Old House” based on the play by Alexey Kazantsev were being released. The performances caused great interest among the audience, for many years they become the main repertoire.

In 2007, on the stage of the theater, director Boris Shchedrin staged “Uncle's Dream” by Dostoevsky - a performance created under the great Vladimir Zeldin. The performance went on for ten years and invariably collected a full hall. And when, in October 2016, the actor died, “Uncle's Dream” became a kind of farewell to the theater and the audience with the departed master. The public refused to return the tickets after the death of the artist, and it was decided not to cancel the performance. It took place: the audience saw on the scene a video recording with Vladimir Zeldin, made at his performances in the theater, which was accompanied by the play of actors on the stage.

Address: Spartakovskaya Square, 9/1

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin

The Pushkin Theater was officially opened in 1950. The first chief director of the theater is the People's Artist of the USSR, three times the winner of the Stalin Prize, Vasily Vanin. To him, a talented man, “the party ordered” to build a new, Soviet theater. The first premiere, which the theater played on October 21, 1950, “Out of the Spark” by S. Dadiani, about Stalin’s youth, the second - it was played just a few days after the first - “Stolen Happiness” by I. Franko. In 1951, Vanin staged a musical play “John - a soldier of the world” by Y. Krotkov about the fate of singer Paul Robson and “The Wedding of Krechinsky” by A. Sukhovo-Kobylin, where he played his last role - Rasplyuev. The performance remained in history thanks to the film-performance based on it.

In 1960, a new B.I. Ravensky era began in the theater. His first performance - the light comedy “Pork Tails” by J. Dietl - turned into a real firework of directorial tricks in the hands of the director. In 1962, commissioned by the theater, Mikhail Svetlov wrote his version based on the play “Romagnola” by L. Skuratsin. It was the story of Romeo and Juliet of the 20th century, in a world divided in two by fascists. Leonid Markov played in this performance a young peasant Michele, whom love turned into an artist. Markov becomes almost the main conductor of the director's ideas of the Ravenskys. He played Timoshka the Torn in “Raised virgin soil” (1965) - the hero seemed to be negative, but even here the director was important a positive charge, lyrical powerful talent of Markov.

Address: 23 Tverskoy Blvd.

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater named after M. N. Yermolova

In 1925, graduates of the studio at the Maly Theater under the direction of E. K. Leshkovskaya organized a Studio Theater named after M. N. Ermolova (with her consent). At the same time, a student of V.E. Meyerhold, M.A A. Tereshkovich organized his studio. In 1933, two teams merged. In 1937, a merger with the Studio Theater of an outstanding director, teacher, and actor of the Moscow Art Theater N. P. Khmelev took place. In 1944-1956, the main director was A. M. Lobanov, during which the theater became one of the most popular in Moscow.

Lobanov's performances based on the plays of A. N. Ostrovsky, M. Gorky entered the history of the Soviet theater. In 1970-1985 the theater was directed by V. A. Andreev, in 1985-1989 by V. Fokin. In the 1990s, Andreev returned to the theater as the main director, and later artistic director.

In October 2014, the long-awaited opening of the New Stage took place.

Address: Tverskaya St., 5/6

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya

In 1946, a new theater was created in Moscow, called the Moscow Drama Theater, headed by director Sergei Mayorov. Originally, the theater was located at Spartakovskaya Street, 26. The theater troupe consisted of actors from other theaters in Moscow and several graduates of the theatrical school named after M.Shepkin.

The first performance, the “Golden Hoop”, based on the play by M. I. Kozakov and A. B. Mariengof, was staged in March 1946.

Sergei Mayorov led the theater from 1946 to 1957. During these years, the basis of the repertoire of the theater was the plays of modern playwrights, in 11 years 45 premieres took place. Among the productions of those years: “Deputy” (“Professor Polezhaev” by L.N. Rakhmanov (1947), “Poddubenskie Chastushki” by S.P. Antonov (1953), “The Man with the Portfolio” by A.M. Fayko (1956). Despite the bright success of some productions, in 1957, the theater management was accused of insufficient attention to modern Soviet drama. The transfer of the main director Mayorov to the Theater of Lenin Komsomol and the removal of the director followed.

In the fall of 1957, Ilya Yakovlevich Sudakov was appointed the main director of the theater, but the group’s hopes for a fruitful creative life with the new chief director, one of the most talented students of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, did not materialize - Sudakov was seriously ill.

Since 1968, the theater has a modern name. Its current name - the Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya - it received at 4 Malaya Bronnaya Street, where it is located since 1962.

The building, which now houses the theater, was built in 1902 by the project of architect K. K. Gippius. It was the apartment house of the Society for Allowance to Needy Students of the Imperial Moscow University.

Address: 4 Malaya Bronnaya Street

  1.  Moscow Drama Theater under the direction of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

People's Artist of the USSR Armen Dzhigarkhanyan was born on October 3 in 1935 in Yerevan. There he graduated from the Institute of Art and Theater and entered the Yerevan Russian Drama Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky.

The role of the young physicist Artem Manvelyan in the film “Hello, it's me!” together with the young Margarita Terekhova (cinema studio “Armen-film”) brought Dzhigarkhanyan all-union fame in 1965. Soon, by the invitation of theater director Anatoly Efros Dzhigarkhanyan moved to Moscow and entered the stage of the Theater named after Lenin's Komsomol. But Moscow spectator Armen Dzhigarkhanyan won on the stage of another theater: the Theater named after Mayakovsky, where he served for 22 years. The performances “The Tram “Desire”, “Running”, “Conversations with Socrates”, “The Cat on a Hot Roof”, “Theater of the Times of Nero and Seneca”, “Sacrifice of the Century” with participation of Armen Dzhigarkhanian entered the golden treasury of theatrical art.

On March 12, 1996, on the basis of the course of the acting faculty of VGIK, where Armen Borisovich taught, the Moscow Drama Theater under the direction of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan was established by decree of the Committee on Culture of the Moscow Government. The chronicle of the theater Armen Borisovich opened with his one-man show “Krapp’s Last Tape” based on a play by Samuel Beckett.

Today, the repertoire includes plays that have become classics of Russian and foreign dramatic art, as well as innovative performances based on the works of contemporary authors. The theater occupies a special place in the cultural life of Moscow, thanks to its brilliant cast, combined with the tremendous creative experience and life wisdom of the founder of the theater, People’s Artist of the USSR Armen Dzhigarkhanyan. Here everyone will be able to choose a performance that is consonant with his own thoughts and feelings, life situation or attitude.

Address: 17 Lomonosov Ave.

  1.  Moscow Jewish Theater "Shalom"

Shalom Theater is a Jewish theater for all nationalities, the only theater in Russia entirely dedicated to Jewish culture and traditions. It has a great history that goes back to the post-war years, when after the murder of the USSR People’s Artist Solomon Mikhoels all Jewish theaters were closed and the main one was the State Jewish Theater, of which he was the artistic director. Later, in the 60s, it was difficult to get permission to create a Jewish dramatic ensemble, which appeared mainly for appearance and existed until 1988, when the Moscow Jewish theater "Shalom" was opened.

The theater considers its duty to preserve, develop and share with other treasures of world Jewish art, therefore the performances are not only staged based on the best Jewish plays, but also filled with various elements of national color, perky dances accompanied by Jewish songs and melodies, in Russian with Yiddish elements. Traditional humor, joy and love of life - these are the benchmarks that guide the theater in its creative activity.

Today in “Shalom” you can see performances of the best Jewish books (“What did you find in her?” By Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel “Shosha,” Wandering Stars” musical by Sholom Aleichem's novel), plays carrying in itself a real Jewish "zest" ("Madame Rosa" based on the play by one of the best contemporary playwrights Nikolai Kolyada, the comedy "Gay number 13" by the famous comedian Anatoly Trushkin, the comedy "My kosher lady" - Arkady Haight) and others. The children's repertoire consists of plays based on the plays of State Prize winner Arkady Hait (“Leopold the Cat”, “Well, wolf, just you wait!!”).

Since 2016, the Shalom Theater has been accepted into the UNESCO non-governmental organization - the International Theater Institute, the world's largest organization that specializes in performing arts and advocates for free cultural expression, regardless of age, gender, religion or race. The activities of the International Institute of Theater at UNESCO cover the field of art education, international exchange and interaction, training of young people at the international and Russian level.

Address: Varshavskoye sh., 71, k.1

  1.  Moscow Cultural Folklore Center under the direction of Lyudmila Ryumina

One of the fundamental tasks of the Moscow Cultural Folklore Center under the leadership of Lyudmila Ryumina is the development of Russian folk traditions.

Visiting the theatrical concert programs of the People’s Artist of Russia Lyudmila Ryumina, you can get unforgettable impressions of meeting with a wonderful creative team and get a boost of vivacity, health and optimism. Russian folk and stylized original songs performed by Lyudmila Ryumina, vocal and choreographic ensemble “Rusy” and folk instruments orchestra sound in theatrical programs. Thanks to the creative energy of the artistic director of the theater, People’s Artist of Russia Lyudmila Ryumina, the group’s repertoire includes more than 70 productions. A distinctive feature of the team is the use in their performances of original directorial decisions, bright choreographic productions and unique designer costumes, the author of which is People's Artist of Russia Lyudmila Ryumina.

The creative team of the Moscow Cultural Folklore Center under the direction of Lyudmila Ryumina also creates musical performances for children, based on Russian folk tales that are understandable to everyone of absolutely any age living in Russia.

Address: st. Barclay, 9

  1.  Moscow Youth Theater of Vyacheslav Spesivtsev

The Moscow Youth Theater in 2017 was thirty years old. Its creator and artistic director is Vyacheslav Spesivtsev. He managed to create three theaters: - the “Gaidar” studio in Textile workers, the Youth Theater “On the Red Presnya” and the Moscow Youth Theater, in which he still works today.

V. Spesivtsev is the founder of the studio movement, and still there are studios in the theater where they teach acting, stage movement, choreography, and acrobatics.

Why is it the experimental theater? The fact is that representatives of different age categories are involved in the performances: not only professional actors, but also students of the Russian Academy of Theater Arts, and children - students. Anyone can get there, between the ages of eight and eighteen. 17 years ago, Vyacheslav Semenovich for the first time opened his course at Russian Academy of Theater Arts and now the most talented and capable students are learning from him on the course.

The repertoire of the Moscow Youth Theater has a lot of performances on acute social topics: about the problems of juvenile delinquency, drug addiction, prostitution, and homelessness. But Vyacheslav Spesivtsev does not believe that the theater should educate and teach. In his opinion, the theater should reflect today's life. The only question is how to present it. ”

Address: st. Rustaveli, 19

  1.  Moscow Music and Drama Gypsy Theater "Romen"

The Moscow Music and Drama Gypsy Theater "Romen" was founded in 1931 with the assistance of the People's Commissar of Education A. V. Lunacharsky as a unique phenomenon of the national culture.

The emergence of the theater was the most important turning point in the fate of Gypsy art, which was previously represented only by choral song and dance.

Despite the huge number of theaters of different trends, Romen takes its special place both in the theater life of Moscow and in the general theater process not only because it is the only professional gypsy theater, but also because it has been keeping traditions of genuine national culture for more than 80 years, while raising the acute problems of today and solving them in different genres: tragedies, psychological drama, comedy and musicals, while not forgetting to use their main wealth - folklore, music, dance.

The repertoire of the theater today includes 15 performances - from classical to modern drama. Some of them have been living for decades, others have appeared quite recently. Every year the theater pleases with new premiers. Spectators are drawn to him with love and devotion of real friends. They are attracted by the brightness, musicality, national flavor and special energy of this amazing living organism - the theater "Romen".

Address: Leningradsky pr., 32/2

  1.  Moscow Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko

Moscow Academic Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko is one of the leading musical theaters in Russia. Its ninety-year history is a string of brilliant operas and ballet performances, many of which are the golden fund of Russian theatrical art. The names of opera and ballet soloists of the theater of past years and those who come to its stage today are widely known not only in Russia, but also far beyond its borders.

Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko united the opera houses of two legendary reformers of stage art Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky and Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko. The great directors were not satisfied with the opera, presented as a "concert in costumes". They wanted opera performances to be as lively and informative as drama performances. In 1939 the ballet troupe of the Victorina Krieger entered the Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater.

At all times, the Musical Theater remained more democratic than the former imperial scenes - alive, cheerful, open to everything new - and therefore always enjoyed the love of the Moscow intelligentsia, students, and the real theater public.

Another important aspect of its activities Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko considers educational activities. The Musical Theater is the initiator of a number of international festivals of modern choreography, including the largest DanceInversion festival in Russia, an annual participant in the international project European Days of Opera.

  1.  Moscow Musical Theater "On Basmannaya" by Zhanna Terteryan

The State Musical Theater on Basmannaya was founded in 2001 by Zhanna Terteryan. The theater was conceived as a youth, both in composition and in its repertoire. Musicals and comic operas, musical jokes on works of Russian and foreign, literary and musical classics are on the poster. On the Moscow stage, many performances are accompanied by an orchestra.

The musical theater "On Basmannaya" began its work in 2001. The founder of the theater is the Honored Artist of Russia, Associate Professor at Russian Academy of Theater Arts, student of B.А.Pokrovsky, Zhanna Terteryan.

The troupe of the Musical Theater "On Basmannaya" consists of 30 young actors, graduates of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Schepkinsky School, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Gnesins Academy and the Academy of Culture.

At the initiative of the theater, the 1st Moscow Comic Opera Festival was held. The theater was awarded diplomas of the II-th International Theater Festival "Melikhov Spring" and the XI-th All-Russian Pushkin Festival in Pskov. The theater often goes on tour in Russia and abroad.

Address: 1st Basmanny Lane, 12

  1.  Moscow Musical-Theater "MONOTON"

The Monoton Theater is the only children's institution in Russia that specializes in the musical genre. A characteristic feature of musicals is uncomplicated content with a comedic touch, while the performance is full of dances, songs and music. This stage genre arose under the influence of such trends in the theater as burlesque, operetta and vaudeville. A feature that distinguishes it from a musical is the construction of musical performances. In them, songs and dances take place between the actions of the characters, and in the musical, on the contrary, the actions of the characters are expressed through songs and dances.

The Monoton Theater was founded in the 70s of the past century by director A.V. Greznev, who is still its artistic director to this day. In the 90s, the theater became the basis for the creation of the Humanitarian Actor Lyceum, during which children's and youth acting groups were organized, which became participants in the Moscow Forum "Gifted Children", which is part of the Russian program "Children of Russia".

To date, the poster can present the viewer more than twenty performances, which were created by his team at the time of being at the peak of his creative ascent.

A feature of the theater is one of its old traditions: before the start of the performance, the actors unfold a small entertainment event on the stage, designed for children, so as not to let them get bored before the start of the performance. Often, the characters of famous fairy tales involve the kids, and then those who came with them, in the interaction on the stage. After such entertainment, children will remember their first visit to the theater for a long time.

Address: Volotskoy per. 15, 2

  1.  Moscow New Drama Theater

The Moscow New Drama Theater was opened on January 22, 1976 in a building on Prokhodchikov Street. The theater was created on the basis of the acting course of the Moscow Art Theater School. The main director was the head of the course, teacher and director Viktor Monyukov. At first, the playbill of the theater consisted of graduation productions by U. Saroyan and A. Vampilov. In 1978 the collective was headed by V. V. Lanskoy, and the theater became the laboratory of young playwrights - A. Kazantsev, L. Petrushevskaya, A. Sokolova, S. Zlotnikov, A. Shaginyan, and V. Levashov. From 1989 to 2000, the artistic director was the director and theater critic B. A. Lvov-Anokhin, who addressed plays that were long ago on the national stage, or were never.

In 2001, the theater was headed by the Honored Art Worker of Russia, director Vyacheslav Dolgachev, who for 10 years worked as a leading director of the Moscow Art Theater during the artistic direction of Oleg Efremov. Having become the leader of the theater, Dolgachev again turned to the best examples of world drama, which always remain timeless, and at the same time sound relevant and acute for the viewer. Along with a large hall for 200 spectators, the performances are played on the stage of the “Workshop” for 70 seats. On the billboard there are Russian and foreign classics, modern play, great prose performances.

The troupe of the New Theater is one of the youngest: its average age is 30 years. Along with young actors in the troupe of New there are mature masters, in demand not only by the theater, but also by cinema.

Address: st. Prokhodchikov, 2

  1.  Moscow Regional State Puppet Theater

The Moscow Regional State Puppet Theater was born in 1933. Its creator was an actor, director, playwright, and enthusiast of the puppet business - Viktor Aleksandrovich Schwemberger. The theater opened its first season with the play “Inspector General” based on a play by N.V. Gogol. The dolls from this performance are still carefully preserved in the museum of the State Academic Central Puppet Theater named after S.V. Obraztsov.

During the Great Patriotic War, theater artists worked as part of front-line brigades. For the defenders of Moscow, the participants of the Battle of Kursk, the soldiers-liberators of Ukraine and Belarus, 275 performances were played. Such interesting directors worked in the theater: N. Savin, Y. Kalisher, V. Lopukhin, V. Eliseev, N. Shishkin, and V. Mikhitarov. Each of these directors is distinguished by an interesting personal style, a bright creative individuality.

Address: Pestovsky Lane, 2, b. 1

  1.  Moscow Regional Theater of Young Spectators "Tsaritsyno"

The theater was established on October 25, 1930. The work of the branch consisted in servicing the agricultural regions of the Moscow Region. It was the only traveling theater of the young audience in the Soviet Union.

In 1932 the theater was given the name "Moscow Regional Theater of Proletarian Children", in 1936 the Moscow Regional Theater of Young Spectators. Later, the theater changed its name many times - both the Youth Theater Tsaritsyno and Tsaritsyn Lyceum. Since 2004, the theater was again called the Moscow Regional State Theater of the Young Spectator.

For 82 years of turbulent and interesting life, the theater staged more than 300 plays, about 30,000 performances were played for children in Moscow, the Moscow region and many cities and regions of Russia, and more than eight and a half million spectators have visited the entire history of the theater!

During the Great Patriotic War, the Moscow Regional Theater for Young Spectators was the only children's theater that remained in Moscow and continued to play its performances for children in Moscow and the Moscow Region.

At all times classical and modern plays, musical performances for children and young people were staged at the theater. The theater was one of the first in the country to set up a children's musical in which a live orchestra played.

Address: Prokhladnaya st., 28

  1.  Moscow Open Student Theater

The “MOST” Theater was opened in 2000 by a Decree of the Moscow Government at the request of the All-Russian Theatrical Society, having formed it on the basis of the legendary MSU Student Theater and officially granted it the status of an all-Moscow state theater.

Historically, MOST continues the glorious tradition of the Moscow University Theater - the first public theater in Moscow, which played a very prominent role in Russian culture for two and a half centuries. In the late 50s of the twentieth century, at the very beginning of the political thaw, the Student Theater of Moscow State University was headed by Rolan Bykov. He immediately began an artistic and financial restructuring of the whole life of the theater, setting himself a far-reaching goal to transform it into a full-fledged professional theater of a new type, in which the creative talent of the students would be combined with their academic education and conscious civic position. It is natural that many leading figures of the Russian stage and television of those years came from the MSU Student Theater.

In the 80s, the theater was headed by Yevgeny Slavutin. His performances - “Black Man, or I, Poor Soso Dzhugashvili,” “Walpurgis Night, or the Commander's Steps,” the cabaret program “Blue Nights of Check” literally blew up theatrical Moscow. On the metropolitan stage, located in the literal sense of the word, two steps from the Kremlin, new actors and playwrights came out, and a young and uncompromising audience came into the hall. The theater has taken a prominent place on the Moscow theater map.

In 2000, the dream of Rolan Bykov became a reality. On the basis of the university theater, the MOST State Theater was formed, which received a professional platform. Yevgeny Slavutin, who had already headed the Moscow State University Student Theater for 20 years, became the artistic director of the new theater. All the experience gained over the years formed the basis for the "construction" of a new professional theater. His creative core was made up of young people who had a direct bearing on the noisy successes of ST MSU.

Address: st. Bolshaya Sadovaya, 6

  1.  Moscow Theater " Novaya Opera"

One of the youngest musical theaters in the country, the same age as New Russia, the Moscow Theater Novaya Opera was founded in 1991.

 For almost a decade and a half, Novaya Opera remained a bright author and, moreover, conductor's theater. The creative principles of Kolobov, his uncompromising art, the team of like-minded people created by him brought the theater the love of the audience. The most important and often intersecting repertoire lines are, on the one hand, the discovery of unknown pages of the classical heritage (for the first time in Russia, the operas “Maria Stuart” by G. Donizetti, “The Valley” by A. Katalani, “Two Foscari” by G. Verdi, “Boris Borisunov” by M. P. Mussorgsky in the first author's edition, "Hamlet" by A. Tom); on the other hand, the author’s versions of popular opera masterpieces (“La Traviata” by G. Verdi, “Eugene Onegin” by P.I. Tchaikovsky).

The repertoire of the Novaya Opera today consists of several lines: Russian and Western classics, original performances, divertissements, as well as operas of the XX – XXI centuries. The last line is becoming increasingly important, so that the very name of the theater is filled with new meaning. The mission of the theater is enlightenment. In recent years, for the first time in Russia, the opera “Capriccio” by R. Strauss was staged, for the first time in Moscow - “Tristan and Isolde” by R. Wagner, “Passenger” by M.S. Weinberg. Another opera by Strauss - "Salome" - appeared on the Moscow stage for the first time in 90 years. The world premieres of projects commissioned by the theater took place - the opera “School of Women” by V.I. Martynov, DIDO diptych (it included the operas “Dido and Aeneas” by G. Purcell and Prologue by M. Naiman), “The Nutcracker. Opera” by ballet of P.I. Tchaikovsky. The premieres of the operas “Child and Magic” by M. Ravel, “The Marriage of Figaro” by V.A. Mozart, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Faust” by S. Gounod, “La Boheme” by J. Puccini, “Maddalena” by S. S. Prokofiev, "Players" by D.D. Shostakovich, “Gingerbread House, or Hansel and Gretel” by E. Humperdinka, “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti.

Address: st. Karetny Ryad, 3 Building 2

  1.  Moscow Theater "Sovremennik"

The Moscow Sovremennik Theater was founded by a group of young actors in 1956. In the post-war history of the country, during the years of the exposure of the personality cult, it became the first theater born of a free creative association of a group of like-minded people and able to defend itself as an integral artistic collective.

The founders of the theater - Oleg Efremov, Galina Volchek, Igor Kvasha, Liliya Tolmachyova, Evgeny Evstigneev, Oleg Tabakov and others who joined them, were recent graduates of the Moscow Art Theater Studio School. Sovremennik was born in the years when the theater was separated from life by an invisible, but blank wall, when the inertness of the theater system practically mummified the legacy of the founders of the Moscow Art Theater. It is in protest against this "carrion", in order to in new conditions, mastering and developing the method of K.S. Stanislavsky, prove the viability of the psychological theater, young actors created their own theater.

At the head of their artistic aspirations, the creators of Sovremennik put the actor’s ensemble, a true penetration into the inner world of the characters, into the psychology of the person; they sought to bring the living person back to the stage. In their heroes, the audience recognized themselves. For the first time in many years, genuine people came to the scene with their daily problems, sorrows and hopes. The programmatic aspiration of the young theater - to speak with contemporaries in the language of modernity - was understood and supported by the public. Very soon "Sovremennik" became a favorite theater of youth and intellectuals.

The basis of the repertoire of  "Sovremennik " has always been works created by modern authors. But not all plays written specifically for the theater could appear on its stage, but in the first ten years of his life, Sovremennik tried to be a theater that speaks to its audience with the help of plays by playwrights reflecting the realities and problems of the modern world in their work. The theater wanted to speak out in the time allotted to it, as if anticipating that this time could pass.

Address: Chistoprudniy Blvd., 19A

  1.  Moscow Taganka Theater

In 1911, the “Vulkan” electro-theater, which was fashionable at that time, was built with a silent cinema, which all classes of people enjoyed with pleasure. True, this electric theater did not live long, because in a revolution and a civil war, the electric theater did not have money for films and film production, and people did not have the strength to watch movies.

Since 1922, “Vulkan” was given to the Rogozhsko-Simonovskiy Theater and Vakhtangov Studio, and it served as a branch of the Maly Theater until the 1930s, when it was transferred to Safonov’s secretary of the Rogozhskiy District of Moscow (and became known as Safonov’s Theater).

In 1946, the Safonov Theater was reorganized into the Drama and Comedy Theater, a troupe of which was made up of students from Moscow theater studios and actors from peripheral theaters. But in the 1960s, the Theater became one of the least visited in the capital, and its chief director Alexander Plotnikov had to leave, passing the reins to Yuri Lyubimov.

Yury Petrovich renamed the Theater into the now familiar to us “Taganka Theater”, brought his students from the Shchukin School to it along with their diploma performance “The Good Person from Sesuana”, which became the discovery of a new, modern “Taganka”. Yuri Lyubimov, like a fabulous doctor, revived the Theater, breathed new ideas into it, put on a lot of performances and again restored his fashionable image.

Address: Zemlyanoy Val st., 76/21

  1.  Moscow Theater "Shadow"

Tiny, perhaps even the smallest theater is already more than twenty years. Only two people invented, created, and now perform in it - its director, a graduate of the Stroganov School Ilya Epelbaum, as well as his wife - formerly the actress of the Moscow Shadow Theater, Maya Krasnopolskaya.

The first five years, the theater did not have its own site, and therefore they had to work a lot in clubs. It was quite simple, since then still the clubs were obliged to give performances for children on weekends - “Shadow” was invited with its famous first production “The Magic Pipe”.

This is a family theater, both in its structure and in its spectator. Such family theaters, now, perhaps, are not uncommon, but at the very beginning of the 90s, when Epelbaum and Krasnopolskaya were just starting their own business, it was not just a novelty. It was incomprehensible and puzzling. However, the sprinkling creative energy of these two artists was so great that they were even helped with the room. Here they play to this day.

Families are considered to be their ideal viewer. Ideally - children, mom, dad and grandmother, but often only adults who yearn for a miracle are “crowded” into a small space. And at the entrance to the theater it does not seem at all that you came to the temple of arts - rather, to a cozy and hospitable house. So your vigilance is put to sleep, because it is worth a little gape - and you are already at the mercy of another enchanting mystification from the magicians Ilya Epelbaum and Maya Krasnopolskaya.

Since its founding, the Shadow Theater has participated in more than 40 international theater festivals.

Address: Octyabrskaya st., 5

  1.  Moscow Theater "Hermitage"

The history of the Hermitage Theater is inseparable from the name of its leader, director Mikhail Levitin. A pupil of Yuri Zavadsky, Levitin drew attention to himself from the first production, when in 1969 his graduation performance “About how Mr. Mokinpott got rid of his misfortunes” came out on Taganka. According to legend, Levitin went to the theater to argue with a friend, and dared to offer Yuri Lyubimov to put on a play by Peter Weiss, and the legendary artistic director gave his young colleague his consent.

In 1978, the director came to the Moscow Theater of Miniatures (the future Hermitage Theater). At that time, the theater was headed by Vladimir Polyakov. The author of sparkling texts, Arkady Raikin, and the screenwriter of Carnival Night enjoyed enormous prestige; having left Raikin in 1961 he received a small room in the Hermitage garden, in which he opened his Miniatures Theater. By the arrival of Levitin, he worked in the usual variety manner, which could not have been affected even by the one-time productions by Yu. Lyubimov, A. Goncharov, V. Kanzel. Polyakov gave Levitin an opportunity to perform, although he did not notice him with special talent. However, the director did not harbor malice to his older colleague.

The first performances in the theater "Chekhonte in the Hermitage" and "Harms! Charms! Shards or clown school"; dramatically changed the direction of the theater, expanded the range of its audience, attracted the attention of people of culture. Harms, played more than seven hundred times, still remains in the repertoire. The performance was not only a theatrical, but a general cultural event: thanks to him, the texts of the obariuts: Harms, Vvedensky and Oleinikov sounded for the first time from the stage.

Address: New Arbat St., 11

  1.  Moscow Theater of Illusion

The Moscow Theater of Illusion, the only one not only in Moscow, but throughout Russia, was founded in 1989 by A. Lyashenko - Honored Artist of Russia, participant and winner of many international competitions. For many years he dreamed of creating a theater in which they not only show tricks for the sake of tricks, but use them as an artistic device to express the essence and meaning of the performance.

Many years have passed since then, during which the theater has more than once proved that it was not for nothing that they all together made efforts to open it. He met the most daring expectations and gained popularity not only in the territory of the Russian Federation, but also far beyond its borders: China, Japan, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Pakistan, Germany, Bulgaria, and Morocco applauded to him.

Each performance is a sparkling show, a real whirlpool of adventure, unprecedented tricks, and tricks with trained animals, playing with fire and water elements. For all the time that the theater exists, a lot of brilliant performances have been staged; there are 57 of them all in the repertoire!

A. Lyashenko is a famous illusionist artist, a talented director, who became famous for his unusual productions. He gently and reverently loves nature, animals, native land. The Moscow Theater of Illusion, on its initiative, is actively involved in charity work - it gives free concerts for disabled children. The theater has an exhibition of strange sea fish, as well as an exhibition of trained animals and birds, where you can see the most diverse representatives of the animal world, from domestic to exotic. It is called "Kindness will save the world."

Address: st. Veshnyakovskaya, 16A

  1.  Cyril Korolev Moscow Theater

The theater was founded on February 23, 1987 by Cyril Korolev (at that time a doctor, and later a professional director).

In the 2nd and 3rd seasons, the theater was called “Chance”, and from December 1990 to July 2001 the theater was called “Faith”, it consists of studios created at schools and culture centers in various districts of the city, these studios are named after their location: Saburovskaya, Shabolovskaya, Krasnopresnenskaya, Khoroshevskaya, Pushkinskaya, Matveyevskaya. Each has its own repertoire, its own creative features, its own searches and good luck.

The first attempt to unite the actors of different studios into a single collective was the play "The Snow Queen", shown on April 22, 1995.

Finally, since September 1995, the theater finds "a place under the sun" at the State Club “Astrum”, where the director comes with several actors from school studios. The set is held, and on December 10, 1995 there was the first premiere of the renewed theater - the renewed “Snow Queen”.

In June 2001, at the end of the 6th season in the club “Astrum”, there are already 18 performances in the repertoire of the theater, among the authors of the theater there are A.P. Chekhov and A.S. Pushkin, William Gibson and Tennessee Williams, and also plays and the performance of the theater director and his student, the beginning playwright E.Tkacheva, the leading theater actress, the drama department student of the Litinstitute named after Gorky.

Address: bld. 5, Semenovskaya emb., 3/1

  1.  Moscow Puppet Theater

Moscow Puppet Theater is the oldest state puppet theater of the capital created in 1929. Its founder is a famous playwright and director, a student of Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Viktor Schwemberger. The theater is located in an old mansion built in 1868. In 1912, the Bolshoy Yelokhovsky Electrotheatre was located here, in 1933 the Theater Studio named after M.N.Ermolova, in 1946 the Moscow Drama Theater.

There are three scenes in the theater: Big, Small and Play one, where performances for spectators from 1+ to 16+ take place. The repertoire includes both traditional puppet fairy tale performances, as well as original productions, opening up new, modern forms. The loud premiere of 2016 was the play “Frozen Tales” by N. Pakhomova based on the works of S. Pisakhov. And “The Hedgehog in the Fog”, a fairy tale with closed eyes, in its production was nominated for the Russian national theatrical award “Golden Mask”. Every two years, the theater holds on its site the Moscow International Festival, which attracts puppet leaders from around the world.

In the Lower Lobby of the Theater a gallery of author's artistic dolls is opened - “The Space of Dolls”, and in the Upper Lobby exhibitions of theatrical puppet-makers are held.

Address: 121, Moscow Ave.

  1.  Moscow Theater of the Moon

The history of the "Theater of the Moon" dates back to 1992 from the performance-concert "The Unique Voice" of the Fiction Studio "Luna", founded by Sergei Prokhanov. Through the efforts of him and those people whom he rallied around himself, very soon, a small basement in Bolshoi Kozikhinsky Lane next to the Patriarch's Ponds turned into a center of attraction for the theater public. However, the birthday of the Theater of the Moon is considered to be on February 14, 1993, when Sergei Prokhanov presented the play “Byzantium” to the Moscow theater audience based on the romantic tragedy of Nikolai Gumilyov “The Poisoned Tunic”. The fateful intrigue, passion, romance, mystery of this production instantly determined the further style of the “Theater of the Moon”.

In 1994, the studio received state status and was transformed into the Moscow Theater "Theater of the Moon" under the direction of Sergei Prokhanov.

The name of the theater itself speaks of its romantic orientation. The moon is the closest female cosmic body that attracts all of us. It excites fantasy, attracts to itself, causing the most poetic associations. From the first performance, the “Theater of the Moon” demonstrated outstanding skill, audacity and courage of artistic designs, a rare ability to master any stage space. Creative search has always been fundamental to the theater.

In 2004, the audience’s favorite chamber “Luna” moved from a cozy nest on the Patriarch's to a large, modern, well-equipped theater building in Malaya Ordynka. Behind there was the time searching for an aesthetic program, the formation of the troupe and repertoire. New authors, directors, genres have appeared; talented young people are growing up - former and current students of Sergei Prokhanov and pupils of the children's theater center-studio “Little Luna”. And as before, the "Moon" lights its mysterious and alluring light for the spectators every evening.

Address: Malaya Ordynka St., 31, b. 1

  1.  Moscow Theater of Music and Drama of Stas Namin

Stas Namin visited the Hollywood production of the play, and it was then that the decision to create his own theater came, and in 1999 his idea came to life.

The first version was chosen by the Russian version of the musical "Hair"; to help Namin invited the creators of the California version to Moscow - the director and choreographer from Los Angeles Bo Crowell, several American actors and Michael Butler himself.

The premiere with the participation of American actors took place on November 15, 1999, and since January 2000, the musical has been played exclusively by a Russian troupe. So in Russia the first classical musical was staged - a new genre for the Russian stage, and at the same time it was the birth of a new theater - the first Russian theater of musicals.

The main professional principle of the troupe is the possession of three professions by an actor: vocal, dance and acting skills - that in the West is called triple track. Such an actor's universalism allows the entire troupe to be involved in performances of any direction, both musical and dramatic.

With all the diversity, the basis for the repertoire of the Stas Namin Theater has always been musical performances. Constantly in the repertoire there are classics of the genre (rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by E. L. Weber, musical "Hair" by G. McDermott, musical for children "Bremen Musicians", vaudeville "Penelope, or 2 + 2" by G. Gladkov , "Three Musketeers" M. Dunaevsky); and new original performances (“The Portrait of Dorian Gray” by R. Bowser, the musical graffiti “Beatlemania” based on the songs of the legendary Liverpool four, the musical for children “The Snow Queen” by S. Namin, etc.)

Address: 9, Krimsky Val ul., Building 33

  1.  Moscow Theater of Russian Drama "Chamber Stage" under the direction of M. Shchepenko

On December 25, 1987, for the first time, spectators came to the mansion on the Zemlyanoy Val to the performance “Always Theater!” directed by M. G. Shchepenko. They witnessed the birth of the Moscow Theater of Russian Drama "Chamber Stage" under the direction of M. Schepenko.

In October 1974, students of the Moscow Institute of Chemical Technologynamed after D.I. Mendeleev united into a theatrical group around one of the university workers, the artist Mikhail Shchepenko. Two years later, the studio players staged their first performance - “The Tale of the Beautiful Princess with all the consequences” according to the scenario of Mikhail Shchepenko and his spouse Tamara Basnina. In 1978, the play “Hey, Anyone!” (U. Saroyan, I. Hunter) marked the opening of a theater studio on Novoslobodskaya.

In 1980, the studio finally moved away from the university, moving to Chekhov Street, 8. “Studio Theater on Chekhov Street” was not yet officially a theater, every actor came to rehearsals after work, and it was a hobby, a passion.

In 1987, the theater received the status of professional and the name "Chamber Stage". The team moved to the mansion on Zemlyanoy Val, because the scale and professionalism of the performances outgrew that scene on Chekhov Street, but at the same time the "chamber" as the atmosphere is preserved. This year is considered the date of foundation of the theater.

The most famous performance of the theater: “Tsar Fedor Ioannovich” based on the play of the same name by A. K. Tolstoy was staged by Mikhail Grigorievich Shchepenko in 1997. The role of King Fedor made the director himself. This performance has become the hallmark of the theater.

Address: st. Zemlyanoy Val, 64, building 12

  1.  Moscow Theater of the Young Spectator

Moscow Theater of the Young Spectator - one of the oldest theaters in Moscow of the new time - began its history in 1920, becoming the firstborn in the endless series of Soviet theaters with the faceless Theater of the Young Spectator name. The theater had its ups and downs, but the fictitious Soviet specificity of the “theater for the young spectator only” severely limited the repertoire and, consequently, the creative abilities of directors and actors, the most gifted of whom always sought to leave the children's theater.

Everything changed in 1987 - on the day of the premiere of the play “The Heart of a Dog” by M. Bulgakov staged by the new chief director - Henriette Yanovskaya.

The performance was not only the beginning of the new era of the theater, but also a symbol of the revival of the free Russian theater, after a long forced underground, who spoke again in full voice. The voice that, thanks to the triumphant tour of "Heart of a Dog" was heard in Europe (Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, etc.), Israel, and Turkey. An ordinary "children's" theater became the "Theater for People", as Henrietta Yanovskaya says, a theater known far beyond the borders of Russia, each work of which invariably attracts the interest of the international theater community.

Moscow Theater of the Young Spectator today is the theater of two directors Henriette Janowska and Kama Ginkas, set designer Sergey Barkhin and a talented troupe.

Address: s. 1, Mamonovsky per., 10

  1.  Moscow Theater Center "Cherry Orchard"

The theater was created by its permanent artistic director Alexander Mikhailovich Vilkin - director, who won Russian and international awards, the Prize of the Government of Moscow in the field of literature and art, as well as the Polish order "Pomeranian Griffon". During the years of creative activity, he staged over one hundred performances on various stages of the country, worked for more than a quarter of a century in the famous Taganka Theater, and in 1995 founded his troupe.

Until 2015, the theater did not have a premise, and in the year of its 20th anniversary, it solemnly opened the doors of its own building in the very center of the capital, on Malaya Sukharevskaya Square.

Since the birth of the theater center, its repertoire is based on the best works of classics and modern playwrights. Here plays are performed by plays by Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Eugene Ionesco, Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Lyudmila Ulitskaya and many others. The task of the director and actors is to turn to the best human qualities, not to be afraid to speak with the audience on the topic of morality.

The performances of “Cherry Orchard” earned the love of the audience and received the most positive feedback from professionals. And for the performances of "The Glass Menagerie", "Tartuffe" and "How quickly life ends," the artistic director of the theater was awarded the Government Prize.

Today, the repertoire of the theater includes 19 performances, including performances for children.

  1.  Moscow Studio Theater under the direction of Oleg Tabakov

The Moscow Studio Theater under the direction of Oleg Tabakov (“The Tabakerka”) was officially formed in 1986. Both well-known directors and debutants collaborate with the theater, and more recently plays of modern playwrights have begun to appear in the repertoire more and more often. Tabakov himself calls the “Tabakerka” a “normal, Russian, traditional, realistic psychological theater”, in which the “wise father” occupies the position of the head of a theater-family. Currently, a theater building is being built.

The Moscow Studio Theater under the direction of Oleg Tabakov has its history since 1974, when Oleg Tabakov opened a children's acting studio, some of which graduates later studied on his acting course at GITIS. It was the students of this course that became the basis of “Snuffbox”. The theater was formed in 1978 in the basement of a residential building on Chaplygin Street, but it was officially registered in 1986. The theater managed to achieve state subsidies thanks to the second generation of Tabakov students.

In 2001-2007, Mindaugas Karbauskis was a full-time director of the theater. The performances staged by him won several prestigious theatrical awards and prizes. Since the end of 2007, Konstantin Bogomolov has been a full-time director of the theater.

At the corner of Gilyarovsky Street with Malaya Sukharevskaya Square, a new building of the Moscow Theater Studio is being built under the direction of Oleg Tabakov.

In 2007, the sculptural composition "Dramatists of Vampilas, Rozov, Volodin" was installed in the courtyard of the theater.

Address: st. Chaplygin, 1A

  1.  Moscow Art Academic Theater named after M. Gorky

Moscow Art Theater named after Gorky was founded by K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. Opened in 1898 with the play “Tsar Fedor Ioannovich” based on the play by A. K. Tolstoy in the Hermitage Theater building. In 1902 he moved to the building in Kamergersky Lane. Since 1919 it was academic, since 1932 - Moscow Art Theater of USSR named after Gorky.

In 1987, the theater was divided into two groups. The troupe headed by T. V. Doronina remained in the branch building on Tverskoy Boulevard.

According to the Moscow Art Theater tradition, in the poster, the works of the authors - the founders of the Mkhatovskaya dramaturgy (M. Gorky, A. Chekhov, M. Bulgakov), the Russian classics (A. Ostrovsky, A. Pushkin, F. Dostoevsky, I. Goncharov, etc.) side by side, contemporary authors (V. Belov, V. Rasputin, V. Rozov, A. Dudarev, A. Vampilov). Domestic directors B. Pokrovsky, S. Danchenko, R. Viktyuk, V. Belyakovich, E. Loteanu, and A. Borisov cooperate with the theater.

The “Blue Bird”, staged in 1908 by K.S. Stanislavsky, is still in the repertoire. Under the leadership of Doronina, the theater performed over 50 productions. In the troupe the first graduates of the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio still work, from the course recruited during the life of V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Address: Tverskoy blvd. 22

  1.  Moscow Art Theater "Paradzhanovskoye Foyer"

The theater opened its doors with the performance “Vivat, Maestro!” dedicated to the myths and hoaxes of the film director and artist Sergei Paradzhanov. It is an exhibition of collages, installations, assemblages, hats and decorative dolls created in the style of Paradzhanov.

The theater seeks to recreate the phenomenon of the great master and convey to the modern audience the imagery and the essence of his art. In 2004, he was one of the organizers of the action “Paradzhanov's Week in Moscow”, held from March 23 to 28 in the pillar hall of the Catherine Palace, the first international exhibition “Dedication to the Master” (opened on April 6 at the Moscow House of Nationalities). In addition, at the international exhibition "Scene of Russia", held in Moscow, the theater was awarded a gold medal, and V. Gabbe was awarded a jury diploma ("For professionalism and worthy preservation of the heritage of the great master").

In 2017, Moscow Paradzhanov Art Theater turned 25 years old. All these years, the theater worthily carries the cultural heritage of the great master, preserving and developing bright, original traditions and unique artistic aesthetics of one of the most brilliant artists in the world.

Address: st. Dokukina, 6

  1.  Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov

The Moscow Art Theater was established in 1898 by K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. Initially, it was called the Public Art Theater, since 1901 - the Moscow Art Theater (Moscow Art Theater), in 1919 it was awarded the title of Academic (Moscow Art Theater). In 1987, the team was divided into two independent groups - Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov (Kamergersky per., 3) and the Moscow Art Theater named after Gorky (Tverskoy Blvd., 22). In 2004, the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov returned its historical name - Moscow Art Theater.

Already at the time of the founding of the Moscow Art Theater, it became not only a true art theater, but also a source of innovation and the greatest discoveries. Chekhov's gull on the curtain of the theater is an emblem expressing the free and eternal flight of art. The great directors of the twentieth century began their creative career in the theater: Meyerhold, E. Vakhtangov, M. Chekhov, and the troupe always consisted of famous masters. For the Art Theater, the plays were written by A. P. Chekhov, M. Gorky, M. A. Bulgakov; outstanding artists of the Silver Age designed the performances. The theater attracted the best that was in Russian life.

The building in Kamergersky Lane is a gift to the theater from the legendary patron S.T. Morozov and the Great Russian architect F. O. Shekhtel.

In 1943, the Moscow Art Theater School was opened at the Moscow Art Theater, which became one of the leading theater schools in the world.

Thirty years of the theater life (1970-2000) are connected with the work of O. N. Efremov - an outstanding actor, director and theatrical figure.

In 2000, the Art Theater was headed by O. P. Tabakov, who set the course for a complete renewal of the repertoire and to attract the best actors and directors to the theater. The troupe of the Moscow Art Theater includes about a hundred actors, many of whom are the real "stars" of the Soviet and Russian theater and cinema.

In 2001, in addition to the Main and Minor scenes, the third - the New - Moscow Art Theater stage was opened, designed specifically for experimental productions and located in a building adjacent to the theater.

Address: Kamergersky lane, 3

  1.  “Harlequin” Music and Drama Theater under the direction of S. Melkonyan

Sergey Melkonyan founded the theater-studio "Harlequin" (named after the main character of the Italian comedy of masks Harlequin) in 1972 in Moscow.

Unlike other professional theatrical groups of the former USSR, Harlequin did not submit to state theater organizations and, accordingly, did not receive any support from them.

Moreover, the theater seemed to the authorities to be a dangerous criminal. In a country where any dissent was suppressed, the existence of a fully independent theater was like an attempt to revolt. It is not surprising, therefore, that until 1987 the troupe of the Harlequin Theater was denied permission by the authorities to go on tour outside the borders of the former Soviet Union.

After successful tours in the USA in 1991, the Harlequin Theater received international status.

One of the main and, probably, the most essential factors of the survival of the theater is the irresistible desire for free artistic expression. This is an unshakable principle, upheld by Sergey Melkonyan and supported by all members of the theater troupe, overcoming unimaginable economic and political obstacles in striving for the highest manifestations in art.

The uniqueness of the theater is manifested in many ways. Its style was formed with a significant impact of the creative principles of Brecht, Meyerhold and Vakhtangov, and its repertoire is based on works of the European classical school in combination with the traditions of the Italian comedy of masks (“commedia dell 'arte”). The performances of "Harlequin" often synthetically combine elements of rock, jazz, classical and folk music in combination with the play of light, sound and special effects.

Address: Smolenskaya Square, 13/21, 3

  1.  Musical theater of the young actor

The Children's Musical Theater of the Young Actor was created in 1988, a unique theater group, the only professional musical children's theater in Russia, in which children play.

It is the leader of the children's theater movement in the country. “Children -actors - to children - audience” - this principle defines the basis of the creative concept of the theater.

For 29 years, the theater team presented to viewers dozens of original productions and concert programs, played thousands of performances, participated in 52 touring and festival trips to cities in Russia and countries in the near and far abroad: St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk, Voronezh, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, USA, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Turkey, Cuba and many others. The longest trip to the USA is three months.

Together with theater programs on trips, theater teachers conduct master classes in core theater disciplines for participants in children's theater groups and for theater teachers working with children.

The theater closely cooperates with the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, compatriots living abroad and international humanitarian cooperation, the Presidential Orchestra of the Russian Federation, the international theater company Stage Entertainment, VGIK.

Currently, the repertoire of the theater consists of seven performances and three concert programs, all with a successful rolling and touring history.

Address: st. Malaya Dmitrovka, 8, b .4

  1.  New Art Theater in Moscow

New Art Theater was created in 1994. The founder of the theater is the director and playwright Dmitry Kalinin. Almost all the performances of the theater were staged by Dmitry, directed by Dmitry Kalinin according to his plays.

The basis of the team consists of graduates of the theater studio "I myself am an artist", who graduated from leading theater universities of Russia. In addition to young people, the theater also plays honored artists of Russia, as well as very young studio members.

In the performances of the New Art Theater, music specially written by Yevgeny Kharlanov’s own theater composer is played.

New Art Theater is a modern and fashionable project that does not have public funding. Sharp judgments are taking place here; this is a very free theater, but not accepting vulgarity and foul language. You can go to the theater with the whole family.

Address: Leninsky Prospect, 37A

  1.   "Near the house of Stanislavsky" in Moscow

Theater near the Stanislavsky's house is known for the director's experiments of Yuri Pogrebnichko, who since the foundation of the theater in 1987 has been kneading Russian classics on Soviet aesthetics, setting both Dostoevsky and Petrushevskaya. Throughout his entire creative life, the director puts on plays by the texts of the same authors, trying to take a fresh look at the eternal problems. After the fire in 2004, when the main stage burned down, the performances of the theater are held on the La Stalla stage (Voznesensky Lane, 9b) and on the Open Stage (20 Povarskaya Street).

Address: Voznesensky Pereulok, 9b, 20 Povarskaya Street


  1.  E. Lavrenchuk Polish Theater in Moscow

Polish Theater in Moscow (Polski Teatr w Moskwie) was founded in 2003. The founder and director of the theater is Yevgeny Lavrenchuk. The performances of the Polish Theater in Moscow are in Polish, Russian and any language accessible to performers. The theater is funded by international funds, governments and ministries of Poland and Russia. An integral part is the School of acting and directing.

The main goal of the School is to cultivate creative autonomy in the student. The training program is developed according to the author's methodology and includes both basic subjects of theatrical education, as well as anatomy, break dance, step and classes in a specially equipped hot class.

Address: Sretensky blvd, 6/1


  1.  Russian Academic Youth Theater in Moscow

Russian Academic Youth Theater was founded in 1921 as the Moscow Theater for Children. Natalia Sats became its founder: a legendary woman, theater director, writer, teacher, author of many children's plays, and founder of six children's theaters. Natalia Sats directed the theater for 16 years, until her arrest in 1937.

In 1936, the theater was renamed (Central Children's Theater) and in the same year he moved to a new building, in which it works today. It is worth telling about the building separately: built in 1821, it always had something to do with theatrical life. In the middle of the nineteenth century, it was in it that members of an artistic circle organized personally by Ostrovsky gathered. Later, several private theaters opened in the building, and in the twenties the Moscow Art Theater of the Second worked here for a short time.

Central Children's Theater has always been open to experimentation and new names. It was here that the playwright V. Rozov and the actor O. Efremov began their careers, staged performances by the then young director G. A. Tovstonogov... The theater maintained close creative ties with groups of other cities and countries, so even in the times of the “Iron Curtain” here directors from America and Germany managed to stage performances.

In 1992, the theater changed its name again and became the Russian Academic Youth Theater. In the same year, it was headed by theater director and teacher, people's artist Alexei Borodin, who still runs the theater to this day. Russian Academic Youth Theater remains experimental, surprising every season with unexpected performances: now a musical based on “Scarlet Sails”, then a staging of books about Erast Fandorin, then a specially written play for the group Akunin’s play “Yin and Yang” in two versions at once, White and Black.

In Russian Academic Youth Theater there is a “Friends Club” for the most interested viewers, as well as youth educational projects.

Address: Theater Square, 2

  1.  Russian State Theater "Satirikon" named after A. Raikin in Moscow

The Russian State Theater "Satiricon" named after Arkady Raikin has a large and remarkable history associated with the name of its founder - Arkady Raikin and continued by his successor Konstantin Raikin.

The history of the theater began in 1939. Since then, the creative fates of two different groups have been concluded in a long time: the Theater of Miniatures and the Satiricon Theater which replaced it. At first glance, the change in it is reflected in the different names of the theater, but there is a deep continuity here.

The Leningrad Theater of Miniatures, which received All-Union fame as the Arkady Raikin Theater, had its original, cutting-edge repertoire, permanent cast, and undisputed leader. The unique personality of Arkady Isaakovich Raikin and the brightness of the small “mobile” troupe of the Theater of Miniatures defined their unique place in the world theatrical culture.

The collective has been called “satiricon” since 1987, a landmark in the life of the theater. Soon the Theater of Miniatures moved from Leningrad to Moscow, and a large group of young people joined its troupe. Next to Arkady Raikin, another leader “grew up” - Konstantin Raikin.

As a permanent site in Moscow, the theater received a cinema building. Its restructuring and reconstruction took several years, and only in 1987 on the new Moscow theater stage the first performance “Satirikon” was played. And soon, in December 1987, Arkady Isaakovich passed away, and his son took over the artistic direction of the theater.

Address: Sheremetyevskaya St., 2

  1.  Russian faith-basedTheater "Glas" in Moscow

The Russian faith-based Theater "Glas" appeared on the Moscow theater stage in the midst of perestroika. It was the first theater with a high status of "spiritual."

Its work was noted and received the support of the Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II blessed the theater for high service to art: "Orthodoxy can help our people regain the breath of life, return to true unity, resurrect national existence and dignity that has almost disappeared today."

During the atheistic period, such unique author productions as “Guardian Cross”, “For Holy Russia”, “Slave of God Nicholas”, “This is Christ Himself the Little One”, and “Bright Resurrection” sounded from the stage of the theater “Glas”.

The repertoire of the theater is also addressed to the Russian classics - A. Pushkin, N. Gogol, A. Ostrovsky, and A. Chekhov. For the first time on the theater stage, there was a denouement of Gogol's "Inspector" in the play "Inspector with Decoupling." In the play “The Seagull” the theater opened the viewer to the Orthodox Chekhov.

Address: st. Pyatnitskaya, 60

  1.  Russian Psychological Theater in Moscow

It was created from graduates of the Workshop of Oleg Budankov as the School of the Russian Psychological Theater. Maly Drama Theater on Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya has set as its goal the revival and the affirmation of true theatrical values. Summing up the colossal experience of stage practice, preserving all the best and rethinking the mistakes and costs of the path traveled by the Russian stage, the Maly Drama Theater on Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya displays artistic issues of the 21st century from the standpoint of artistic and civic consciousness.

The directing team of the Maly Drama Theater on Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya is interested in the way the actor lives on the stage. Director's activity is aimed at ensuring that the actor has a dialogue with the world on the stage, and not “playing”, the transfer of the plot.

The repetitions way in the theater is a laboratory study. And as a result of this, performances are born that are understandable to all categories of the population from the intellectual to the student, everyone finds in the works of the theater a clear and close, necessary and familiar thing.

  1.  Teatrium on Serpukhovka under the direction of Tereza Durova in Moscow

The history of “Teatrium on Serpukhovka” began in 1991 with the first International Festival of Clowns in Russia, organized by Teresa Durova. More than 300 artists from Russia, Bulgaria, Japan and the United States arrived in Moscow for the festival. When the festival ended, some participants proposed the idea of ​​creating a repertory theater. This formed the troupe of the theater, which was registered in 1991 and in 1993 opened the doors to the public and gave the first performances. The theater was located in a building on Pavlovskaya Street.

Teresa Durova has become the artistic director of the Moscow Clownery Theater; she still holds this position and is the main director.

Moscow Clownery Theater has long been the only stationary repertoire theater operating in the clownery genre. The repertoire consists of productions addressed both to children and adults. In 2010, the Moscow Clownery Theater was renamed the “Theatrium on Serpukhovka”.

The aesthetics of the Teresa Durova Theater also changed with the name change. Poster mainly consists of musicals performances of great form. Such performances as “The Flying Ship”, “Flint”, “The Scarlet Flower”, “The Prince and the Pauper”, “Aladdin's Magic Lamp”, “Mowgli” and others are directed by Teresa Durova with great success.

Address: Pavlovskaya St., 6

  1.  Theater "LA'Theater" in Moscow

LA'TEATER was opened in Moscow in October 2002. Art director and chief director of the theater is Vadim Dubrovitsky.

With the support of the Theater Company of Vadim Dubrovitsky, which has existed since 1993, the performances “Month in the Village” of the Moscow theater “Pyotr Fomenko Workshop” were held; “And a Broken Mirror ... (Isadora)” by the “Octahedron” Theater by G. Mackevichus, the play “Love Drink” by the Theater for named after Mayakovsky (director T. Akhramkova; starring: N. Gundareva and E. Simonova); concerts were held with the participation of S. Yursky, M. Kozakov, N. Karachentsov, A. Filippenko, A. Lazarev, S. Nemolyaeva; the comic opera “The Beautiful Miller” by J. Paisiello was staged with the participation of the national artist Z. Sotkilava and the soloists of the Bolshoi Theater and the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater (directed by G. Gelovani).

The repertoire of the Entrepreneur Dubrovitsky in different years were the performances “I do not remember anything” by A. Miller (L. Chursin, V. Lanova), “The Chosen One of Fate” by B. Show (V. Shilovsky, I. Bochkin, O. Cabo, E. Tsyplakova), “Siren and Victoria” by A. Galin (V. Solomin, L. Udovichenko, I. Rozanova), “Case No.” based on F. Dostoevsky’s novel “The Brothers Karamazov” (V. Galkin, D. Mikhailova, A. Ilyin , A. Terekhova, M. Policemako), I. Friedberg’s mystical comedy “Fool, this is love” (O. Volkova, L. Chursina, I. Livanov), comedy by L. Filatov in Shantur de Laclos’s courtly novel “Dangerous Liaisons” (E.Safonova, S.Vinogradov), the play "Nabokov. Mashenka” based on the works of V. Nabokov (E. Zakharova, V. Smirnitsky, E. Stichkin, S. Vinogradov), comedy by E. de Filippo “Man and Gentleman” (V. Steklov, A. Ilyin, M. Mogilevskaya, A. Semchev, V.Smirnitsky, O. Ponizova, I. Domninskaya, M. Policemako), performance “Venus” based on the works of G. Miller (S. Horkina, A. Parr, E. Klimova), melodrama by K. Dragoon “Love-Blood ”(S. Toma, I. Lachina, V. Smirnitsky, E. Stychkin, V. Dolinsky, S. Vinogradov), the comedy by A. Chekhov “The Cherry Orchard” (Y. Stoyanov, S. Lyubshin, O. Volkova, P. Lyubimtsev, V. Epifantsev and others).

Address: New Basmannaya St., 10c1

  1.  Theater "Without a sign" in Moscow

Theater "Without a sign" was created in 1979 as a school theater. Now it is an independent theater group, mainly engaged in the production of modern domestic plays. Art director and director of the Theater, a graduate of the drama school named after B.V. Shchukin at the E.V. Vakhtangov theater Maria Y. Drozdova.

There are 35 actors in the theater troupe; the acting experience is 10-25 years. Theater "Without a sign" is a non-profit theater. There is no acting salary in the theater; the proceeds from the performances go to new productions. The theater exists at the expense of patrons.

The basis of the repertoire of the theater "Without a sign" was and remains a modern domestic play. The repertoire also has two poetic performances. The theater “Without a sign” is a family theater, viewers of any age, any social stratum can watch each of the performances.

Address: Zoya and Alexandr Kosmodemyanskih Str., 31 building 2

  1.  Theater "Brodyachy Vertep" in Moscow

The theater “Brodyachy Vertep” has been working in Moscow for 23 years and has established itself as an ideal place to get acquainted with the Russian traditional puppet theater. The performances of “Brodyachy Vertep” are held at the Center for Children's Art “On Vadkovsky” - performances are accompanied by tea drinking and an interactive tour of the museum of theatrical crafts, musical instruments and dolls.

The repertoire of the theater “Brodyachy Vertep” includes traditional puppet shows: “Vertepnoye deystvo”, “Petrushka at the fair”, as well as the program “Theater of musical instruments”. The performance “Petrushka at the Fair” introduces the kids with the symbol of the traditional Russian puppet theater - the glove Petrushka, which performs to the accompaniment of the wheel lyre. The performance “Vertepnoye deystvo” will lift the veil of secrecy over the main Christian sacrament.

The performances are accompanied by musical pieces, carols and songs of different nations, which are performed in the original language - Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Georgian, English, Italian, French, Latin and other languages.

The interactive educational program from the Theater of Musical Instruments "The Living Museum of Music" is particularly interesting, because it introduces viewers to rare instruments from around the world. Here you can find out how the wheel lira, the Novgorodian harp or the single-stringed Serbian harp look like; hear the variety of flutes from Peru, Indonesia, Ceylon or the rarest ceramic drum from Egypt.

Address: Vadkovsky per., 3

  1.  Theater "GITIS" in Moscow

GITIS is a university of theatrical art. On the basis of GITIS performances organized by various training groups are regularly held. The GITIS Educational Theater has two stages at its disposal. The main stage is located in Bolshoi Gnezdnikovsky Lane, the New Stage is located in a building on Academician Pylyugin Street.

Address: B. Gnezdnikovsky per. 10

  1.  Theater "Kremlin Ballet" in Moscow

It was created in 1990 by choreographer A. B. Petrov. It is located in the State Kremlin Palace. For a long time, performances of the Kremlin Ballet Theater were accompanied by the Presidential Orchestra of the Russian Federation (conducted by Pavel Ovsyannikov and Anton Orlov).

Today, performances of the Kremlin Ballet are performed with the participation of the State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia" (artistic director - Yuri Bashmet). On October 2005 there was the beginning of the joint creative long-term and large-scale project of the Kremlin Ballet and the Maris Liepa Charity Foundation “Russian Seasons of the 21st Century”.

With the participation of soloists and artists of the Kremlin Ballet, such masterpieces of Sergey Diagilev's ballet theater as the “Blue God”, “Tamar”, “Scheherazade”, “Firebird”, “Bolero”, “Faun’s Afternoon Rest”, “Armida’ Pavilion”, “Chopiniana”, “Petrushka”, “Polovtsian Dances”, “Cleopatra”.

The project “Russian Seasons of the XXI Century” was attended by such stars of the national ballet as Ilze Liepa, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Irma Nioradze, Ilya Kuznetsov, Zhanna Ayupova, Tatiana Chernobrovkina, Maria Alexandrova, Natalya Balakhnicheva, Alexandra Timofeva, Farukh Ruzimetov, Danila Korsuntsev, Vladimir Derevyanko, Mikhail Lobukhin, Andrei Merkuryev, Mikhail Martynyuk.

The troupe has repeatedly toured in Italy, France, China, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Hungary and other countries.

Address: Kremlin

  1.  Theater “MEL” by Makhonina Elena in Moscow

It was founded in 1993 by actress and director Elena Makhonina. The first performance - “Medea”, based on the play by J. Anuy - was shown at the Edinburgh Theater Festival (1995), and was marked at the festivals “Antiquity and Us”, “Galerka”, “Russian Classics”. One of the founders and chief director was film director, screenwriter and playwright Nikolai Lyrchikov. The directors G.Shaposhnikov, P.Sergeev, N.Idrisov, M.Mikhailova, A.Soldatov also cooperate with the theater. Invited actors such as R. Ryazanov, B.Himichev, S.Korenev, G.Firsov, A.Zaitsev and others take part in the performances.

In 1995, the theater received its own premises. The repertoire includes children's and evening performances, modern and classical plays. At the theater there are 8 children's theater studios, in which gifted children (from 3 to 16 years old) receive primary theater education, professional theater school "MEL O'K". It is a founder and publisher of the theater magazine "MEL o DRAMA". Winner of the festivals "Young Talents of Muscovy", "Art is my love", "Children and the Environment", "Earth is a planet of people", "Gifted children". It regularly gives performances in other venues in Moscow and the Moscow region, toured in Sochi, Tula, Minsk, etc.

Address: st. Decembrists, 2, k.2

  1.  Theater "On Perovskaya" in Moscow

The Moscow Drama Theater on Perovskaya regards its official birthday on November 1, 1987. It was on this day that the Theater-Laboratory “Novogireyevo” presented its first performance to the audience - the drama “Freken Julie” by August Strindberg directed by Kirill Panchenko. Galina Chigasova (Fréquin Julie) and Victor Nikitin (Jean) starred on the scene.

Already the first performance of a young team demonstrated the remarkable creative potential and striving for the theater to be serious, deep, standing on the other side of one-day experimentation. Outlining the credo and artistic ideology of the Theater on Perovskaya, its founder, Kirill Panchenko, in one of his interviews states: “It is very simple and relies on ideas formulated at the beginning of the century by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. He said that an art theater is first of all an author's theater. I think this is the natural state of the theater. No matter how many books are written about this, no matter how many copies are broken, we cannot but reckon with the fact that there is our direct dependence on the material with which we work. In any case, first we write on the playbill of the author of the play, and only then the director, actors, artist and ... Therefore, the only and natural state of the theater is to subordinate ourselves to this world in which the author lives. And in this sense, we find ourselves somewhat richer than any other theater, striving to “modernize” the classics. ”

The studio period of the life of the young team as a tuning fork determines loyalty to the psychological theater and works of a high artistic level. For several years, the troupe produces about twenty performances, among which are “Dinner for Five” by E. Vetemaa, “Pannochka” by N. Sadur, “The Tale of a Dead Princess” by N. Kolyada, “A Voice from Nothing” by Y. Mamleev, “Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours” by A.Ostrovsky, “Put out the candles, gentlemen ...”, “Dwarf” by P.Lagerkvist and a number of other extraordinary theatrical works.

Thanks to the creative spirit, artistic search and the fact that over five years ago, a number of names appear in the billboard of a young team that attracted the attention of not only theater lovers but also practitioners. The On Perovskaya Theater comes to the attention of the Expert Council of the Committee on Culture of the capital. And on November 16, 1993, the Theater on Perovskaya acquires a “second life” and a new status - the state theater in the system of the present Department of Culture of Moscow.

The theater is seriously engaged in research work - searching for ways to continue and develop the traditions of Russian theatrical art, but not on a formal-external level, but based on the understanding and feeling of their original, true nature, based on the deep roots of the Slavic theater. And in the repertoire the play “Svyatopolk the Accursed” by V.Romanov appears - an unexpected experience for the theater of the late twentieth century to penetrate into the structure of the pre-Christian theatrical performance, into the world of Slavic pagan ritual.

Address: 75 Perovskaya St.

  1.  Theater "Search for the Object" in Moscow

Young and peculiar in terms of the specifics of the performances, the “Search for the Object” theater was formed in 1993. Over the entire period of its existence in the theater, 6 performances with different actors were staged. The theater at the beginning of his theatrical career participated in the Mikhail Chekhov International Festival. The theater troupe does not have a permanent composition, people constantly come and go away.

The group of the theater created its own method of work. As they call it in theatrical environment - “Independent. Methodological". The method of work they formulate as a search for the emotional state, the stage atmosphere, the authors of the texts, the expositions of space and the subject in the literal sense.

According to the methodology developed by the group, classes were held in the Moscow State University Theater. Further creative plans are in developing a methodology on the basics of behavioral telepathy. This technique is applicable in addition to the theater sphere in other areas of activity. A cultural center, the Third Era, is also being created, involving the development of an aesthetic center for children, the creation of a gallery of home collections, and staging performances.

Address: pl. Smolenskaya-Sennaya, 27, b. 7

  1.  Theater "Commonwealth of Taganka Actors" in Moscow

By the decision of the Moscow City Council, the theater was established in April 1993. The creation of the “Commonwealth of Taganka Actors” was accompanied by dozens of trials on the division of scenic sites, of which two trials took place in the Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia. As a result, the “Taganka Actors Commonwealth” received a new theater building, while the Taganka Theater remained in the old, built in 1911. The stage of the new theater was separated from the old wall with closed transition doors.

In 1994, Anton Chekhov's “The Seagull” directed by Sergei Solovyov became the premiere performance of the new theater. Later, about ten performances appeared in the repertoire of the theater, but most of the criticism was negative. Also, the new theater was accused of surrendering to rental companies and other groups.

According to the journalist and theater critic Grigory Zaslavsky, by 2003, the Taganka Actors Commonwealth "has long been a haven for the most unpretentious Moscow enterprises." The reason for this was that Nikolai Gubenko could not devote the necessary amount of time to the theater because of the main work - he worked in two convocations as a deputy in the State Duma and three more deputies in the Moscow City Duma.

In the autumn of 2008, the theater became a state budgetary institution from a non-governmental non-profit organization.

Address: house 76/21, st. Zemlyanoy Val

  1.  Theater "At the Nikitsky Gate" under the direction of Mark Rozovsky in Moscow

The history of the theater “At the Nikitsky Gate” began on the former Herzen Street - on the small stage of the Central House of Culture of Medical Workers, in whose building the Helikon-Opera Theater is now operating. In 1982, Mark Rozovsky wrote an advertisement for recruitment to the DK drama studio. Of the 200 applicants were selected 50 people. Some of them work in the theater to this day. People from different professions came to the studio, but everyone was united by the love of the Theater and the idea of ​​a common cause. With them, the director began to create his own theater, cultivating in his actors the studio spirit on the way to the “super theater”. The birthday of the studio was the date of the premiere of the first play “Doctor Chekhov” according to the stories of A.P. Chekhov – on March 27, 1983.

The performances of the Mark Rozovsky Theater Studio were a stunning success. Spectator's attention to new studios and a broad discussion of their work in the media convinced the executive committee of the Moscow Council to decide on holding a complex experiment “Studio Theater on a collective contract” in Moscow on January 1, 1987, which included four amateur studios in Moscow, including the theater studio "At Nikitsky Gates", to work on full cost accounting. For several years, the director with the studio team created new performances, working on self-sufficiency, performing independently any kinds of work. In 1991, when the experiment was completed, the theater-studio "At Nikitsky Gate" received the status of a state theater. “Children of Perestroika” was the name of this new Moscow troupe in the press.

Since its inception, the theater has come a long way and is being improved to this day. More than 160 performances were staged in the theater in 35 years. A rich, multi-genre, multi-style and truly unique repertoire organically combines philosophical parables and musicals, poetic performances and comedies, dramas and tragi-firs. Conceptually, all this diversity combines the ideas of psychological theater and humanity. Theater performances are characterized by deep drama, dynamism and a bright, spectacular, sometimes buffoonery, and form. Currently, the repertoire consists of more than 40 performances. Among them are both those with a long stage history and constant spectator success, as well as new productions based on classical works of Russian and foreign literature and the most striking creations of modern prose and dramaturgy. “Live Academism” - this is Mark Rozovsky's director's credo, which determines the direction of The Nikitsky Gate Theater.

Address: 23/14/9 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

  1.  Theater "School of the modern play" in Moscow

Theater "School of the modern play" was founded in 1989. The artistic director of the theater is Iosif Raihelgauz. A permanent troupe works in the theater, which puts on performances according to the modern repertoire, some of the plays were written specifically for staging on the stage of the “School of the modern play”. At the same time, the theater “School of the modern play” relies on the traditional principles of the Russian repertory theater. The company has actors, who were awarded the title of People's and Honored Artists of the Russian Federation.

All the performances of the Theater School of the Modern Play are held in the building of the Theater Club on Tishinka (Palace of Culture named after Serafimovich).

The first performance was “A man came to a woman”. The main roles in it were performed by Lyubov Polishchuk and Albert Filozov. At that time, a considerable number of experimental studios, “basement” theaters and creative laboratories appeared, much of which quickly disappeared.

The “School of the Modern Play” was among the few who continued to exist. The theater builds its work on the traditional principles of the Russian repertoire theater: it employs a permanent troupe united by common views on artistic creation. Features of the formation of the repertoire are obvious from the name of the team.

Address: st. Presnensky Val, 27/29

  1.  Theater "School of Dramatic Art" in Moscow

Theater “School of Dramatic Art” was opened on February 24, 1987 with the premiere of the play “Six Characters in Search of the Author” by Luigi Pirandello directed by Anatoly Vasilyev. This performance has become a kind of creative manifesto for a whole generation, a revelation of the new theater, live, filled with improvisation, which will later be called a game, unlike the traditional, psychological one. The founder of the "School of Dramatic Art" offered his actors, the public, the entire theater community a unique artistic model "Laboratory-School-Theater."

The concept of the Theater-Laboratory, in contrast to the repertoire theater, is a focus on research and exploration, with the possibility of constant experiment. The unity of practice and the study of the nature of dramatic art are realized both in laboratory performances and in large-scale productions.

The concept of the Theater-School realizes the importance of theater as a high school of acting. From the daily apprenticeship (School) new theatrical technologies, new artistic style are born; when the style enters the actor, becomes its nature, we can talk about the new artistic direction, in fact, about the origin of the theater, its poetics.

Today, the School of Dramatic Art is a unique creative organism with unique practical and theoretical experience, developing the best traditions of the Russian scene, coming from Stanislavsky, and opening up new ways of theater development.

Address: st. Sretenka 19

  1.  Theater of Anton Chekhov in Moscow

The Anton Chekhov Theater, founded in 1989 by Leonid Trushkin and Yevgeny Rogov, was the first private enterprise that appeared in Russia after the decree of 1919 on the nationalization of theaters.

Thus, a precedent was created for the organization of the theater on the principles of market relations, with extra-budgetary money. All these years, the theater has worked and is working without government subsidies.

The new organizational principles of the theater, a particular leadership style, as well as artistic solutions of the staged performances, attracted the best artists of Russia to the theater: Evgeny Evstigneev, Tatyana Vasilyeva, Oleg Basilashvili, Valery Zolotukhin, Gennady Khazanov, Konstantin Raikin, Tatyana Dogileva, Lyubov Polischuk, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Mikhail Derzhavin, Chulpan Khamatova and many others.

The first performance of the theater, staged then by novice director Leonid Trushkin, was “The Cherry Orchard” by A.P. Chekhov. Its premiere took place on February 8, 1990.

For all the existence of the theater, Leonid Trushkin addresses both the works of the classics: W. Shakespeare (“Hamlet”), E. Rostand (“Cyrano de Bergerac”), S. Maugham (“Inaccessible”), and the modern play: “Ibid , then?” and “Honoring” by B. Slade, “Dinner with a Fool” by Fr. Weber.

On average, the theater plays about 100 performances per season, on rented stages and venues. At the same time, the theater of Anton Chekhov tours a lot: the theater visited the cities of Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, as well as the USA, Israel and Germany.

Address: st. Arbat, 35

  1.  Children's Book Theater "Magic Lamp" in Moscow

The Children's Book Theater “The Magic Lamp” is known as one of the best professional puppet theaters not only in Russia, but throughout the world.

The theater was created in 1989 by the outstanding puppet-director Vladimir Stein (1940–2000) and the artist Marina Gribanova, and since then thousands of young spectators have been happy to attend it every year.

It would be wrong to call this theater children's, this is a family theater. Parents and children, grandmothers and grandchildren will laugh and cry here together over the adventures of familiar and unfamiliar heroes: a kitten named Gaf and Winnie the Pooh, heroes of fairy tales Andersen and Kipling.

The theater considers as its main task the education of interest and love for the Book. Therefore, the repertoire includes only the best works of literature for children. There are meetings with writers, presentations of new children's literature, and exhibitions of the best Russian illustrators.

The wonderful artists of the theater breathed life into the performances, populating them with amazing kind and touching fairy-tale creatures. Sometimes they rise above the screen, sometimes they come to life in the hands of puppeteers right in front of the spectators, but always looking at them the spectator as if crosses the invisible border of the hall and is transferred after these little guides to a different, fantastic space.

Here you can bring the baby in three years. In a cozy, completely homely atmosphere, the baby is easy to familiarize and will not be afraid. The performances for the youngest go very briefly: from forty minutes to an hour. But even older children - both preschool children and elementary school students - will be comfortable, fun and interesting here.

Address: Suschevskaya street, 25, b. 5

  1.  Theater of Drama and Comedy "FEST" in Moscow

The troupe of the theater was first assembled in 1976. Actors at that time were studying at Moscow State Forest University at the Faculty of Electronics and Systems Engineering. The name of the theater was formed from the first letters of the name of the faculty - “FEST”. The team has already acted as a professional theater with famous artists, toured, recruited new actors. Officially, as a theater, the collective was registered in 1988, at the same time the FEST theater was allocated the building of the former Rodina cinema in Mytischi, Moscow region, in which the theater is located to this day.

Mytishchi Drama and Comedy Theater "FEST" is the largest theater in the Moscow region, focused on a serious repertoire. In the troupe there is no artist without higher special education.

Theater "FEST" is a strong professional theater, working steadily and confidently, is popular not only in the city and district, but also in the Moscow region and beyond. Every year more than 40 thousand spectators attend performances and theater events.

In the troupe, five actors have the honorary title of Honored Artist of Russia, and six - the title of Honored Artist of the Moscow Region.

The theater has a lot of active tours in Russia and abroad, concerts are organized in orphanages, for people with disabilities, etc.

Address: st. Shcherbakova, 6a

  1.  Theater named after M. A. Bulgakov in Moscow

In 2011, on the basis of the cultural center "Bulgakov House" Theater named after M.A. Bulgakov was opened. The creators of the theater consider their main task to be the immersion of the viewer into the world of the writer's creativity. After all, he himself can best tell about the creator through his works. And the theater is the most convenient tool to do this.

Director of Bulgakov House, Nikolai Golubev: “The idea of ​​a museum theater appeared immediately. But the theater was built for a long time - 7 years, not just built. From the very beginning we adopted theatrical technologies, hired actors for theatrical excursions. Our tours are written not by tour guides, but by scriptwriters. Therefore, they are mobile and interesting; they present everything according to the laws of the genre: the start, the culmination and the outcome. Our task is to awaken the best feelings and emotions of our guests, to convey information through them. In the "Bulgakov House" literary evenings, theatrical tours are constantly held. Our team is half theatrical, half museum. Finally, in 2011 we opened a full-fledged theater in the classical sense. We take the selection of repertoire performances very seriously; we have to show the audience only the most interesting productions. ”

In addition to well-known, already accomplished actors, on the stage of the Theater named after M.A. Bulgakov it can be seen the work of young artists who have recently completed theater schools, but have already managed to declare themselves. The permanent repertoire of the theater includes plays based on the works of Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov, as well as the most interesting contemporary productions.

Address: st. Bolshaya Sadovaya, 10

  1.  Theater Mossovet in Moscow

One of the oldest theaters in Moscow, the State Academic Theater named after the Moscow Council was created in 1923 by the writer and director S. I. Prokofiev as the theater of the Moscow Provincial Council of Trade Unions. Later, from 1925 to 1940, it was led by a famous actor and director E. O. Lyubimov-Lanskoy.

From 1940 to 1977, the theater troupe (since 1938, the theater has been named after the Moscow Council) was headed by Yury Alexandrovich Zavadsky, an actor and director, a student of K. S. Stanislavsky and E. B. Vakhtangov, who formed one of the most interesting artistic groups in the country. In 1964, for outstanding artistic achievements, the theater was granted Academic status.

Preserving traditions, the theater was constantly looking for new artistic ways and forms of active communication with the audience. To show experimental productions and performances of "small form" in the mid-60s, the Theater in the foyer was created, in 1978 - the "Small Stage". In 1990, the play “Caligula” by Pyotr Fomenko with Oleg Menshikov in the leading role opened the scene “Under the Roof”.

Today on the two stages of the theater (“The Main” - 894 seats and the “Under the Roof” stage - 120 seats), performances are being performed based on the works of classics of national and world drama, as well as young authors, directed by various creative schools and trends. The repertoire playbill of the theater contains of 27 performances representing a wide range of genres and aesthetic trends, interesting to viewers of all age categories.

Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya st., 16, с1

  1.  Theater named after N.V. Gogol in Moscow

The history of the theater began in 1925, when the Central Committee of the Railway men’s Trade Union was organized by the "sectoral" theater, called the Mobile Theater of Drama and Comedy. The creative team, led by Kirill Golovanov, led a great, as they then said cultural and educational work among railway workers — it performed for railway workers, as well as other enterprises in Moscow. Basically, these were multi-genre combined play-concerts, often of an agitational-publicistic nature.

Since 1930, the Theater of Railway Workers was under the jurisdiction of the Chief Art Department of the Narkompros of the RSFSR; in 1931, it was accepted under the full authority of the Central Committee of the Railway Workers' Union and renamed the Moscow Theater of Transport; in 1939 it became known as the Central Transport Theater; in 1959, it received its modern name - the Moscow Drama Theater named after N.V. Gogol.

In 2012, Kirill Serebrennikov was appointed artistic director of the theater. Moscow Drama Theater named after N. V. Gogol was transformed into the "Gogol Center" - a theater that exists in dialogue with reality and creates reality within itself. Violent debates and lectures on the most topical issues in the discussion club, world premieres of Gogol Cinema films that have not reached Russian distribution, rare recordings of great performances of the 20th and 21st centuries in a publicly accessible media library, large musical concerts and of course the performances of the brightest Russian and European directors at several theater venues - all this makes it possible to travel in the limitless world of contemporary art, staying in the same space.

Address: st. Kazakova, 8a

  1. Kuklachev theater cats in Moscow

Yury Kuklachev, a popular circus artist, is known not only as a representative of the clownery genre, but also as a cat trainer. At first there were separate funny rooms with cats, pigeons, and then a whole story attraction. But these were only steps to a great presentation. Thus was born the Theater of Cats. And in the theater, as is known, they put on performances. Kuklachev has one-act miniature performances, but with specific actors.

The Cat Theater of Yuri Kuklachev, established in 1990, is located in the former “Prizyv” cinema on Kutuzovsky Prospekt. A team of like-minded people turned it into a cozy and unique world. It is a world in which cats with dogs coexist, and an adult becomes a child. Children, who attend the show, will certainly want to come again.

There are two independent groups in the theater – of Yuri Kuklachev and Dmitry Kuklachev. They work in the theater alternately; therefore, despite numerous tours the theater is almost always open to the public.

Address: Kutuzovsky Ave., 25

  1. Puppet Theater "Ognivo" in Moscow

Puppet Theater "Ognivo" was founded in 1992 on the initiative of the Head of the Mytishchi district Anatoly Konstantinovich Astrakhov and the national artist of Russia Stanislav Fedorovich Zhelezkin, who is the artistic director of the theater. The theater got its name in honor of the premiere of the performance by H.K. Andersen " Ognivo ".

Since its founding, the theater has released more than 50 performances, 18 of them for an adult audience. The theater is full of creative forces and opportunities, it annually shows more than 200 performances, which are visited by more than 16 thousand spectators.

Cooperation with these outstanding directors allowed the Ognivo Theater to become one of the leading Russian puppet theaters. The playbills of the theater include plays by A. P. Chekhov, N. V. Gogol, M. Sebastian, J. B. Moliere, P. Beaumarchais, E. Ionesco, B. Shergin, P. Bazhov, L. N. Tolstoy, A S. Pushkin and others.

The Ognivo Theater is one of the few Russian puppet theaters that has a permanent repertoire for adults. Popularization of Puppet Theater for adults is one of the missions undertaken and successfully carried out by the Ognivo Theater.

The theater has the experience of joint productions with foreign theater figures, when the production group (author, director, artist and composer) release a play with theater actors. There produced scenes with the drama directors who had not come into contact with the art of puppet theater.

The main position of " Ognivo " is "With love for children!". Being professionals in their field, and relying on the experience of specialists in the field of pedagogy, psychology and medicine, the theater creates a repertoire for different age categories, but is recommended for viewing for children from 4 years.

Address: Sharapovskaya St., 4 building 1

  1. Albatross Puppet Theater in Moscow

Puppet Theater "Albatross" was founded by V. Mikhitarov - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, actor of the Theater named after S. Obraztsov. It happened in 1996.

Albatross is a theater designed for children. Therefore, all productions are created based on the preschool and primary school age spectators. During the performance, the artists try to communicate with the audience through communication, using different artistic techniques. Often the whole plot is built on this contact.

Features of the internal structure of the theater distinguish it from all other children's entertainment. The auditorium at first seems large and roomy, but after the start of the performance, in some miraculous way, the atmosphere of intimacy and almost home comfort appears in it.

The repertoire of a children's theater consists of performances of the most popular children's fairy tales, for example, “Kolobok” or “Puss in Boots”. Older visitors are shown performances based on the fairy tales of Gauf, as well as concerts and master-classes on making dolls.

Over the years of its existence, the Albatross Theater has repeatedly visited on tour both Russia and the countries of near and far abroad, has shown many performances to young viewers. Over time, it got its own premise, formed a permanent creative team. The management is engaged in the development and introduction of various innovations, for example, in connection with the growing interest in foreign languages, a performance was created in which the characters spoke in English.

The Albatross team organizes on-site performances in schools, kindergartens and other venues. For this, it has all the necessary equipment - from transport to folding decorations. Also, the theater, on the initiative of the leadership, is engaged in charitable activities: it participates in the movement for helping children, organizes charity events, and makes a 50% discount on tickets for large families and low-income families.

Address: 4th Parkovaya St., 24A

  1. Theater of music and poetry under the direction of Elena Kamburova in Moscow

The Theater of Music and Poetry was founded in 1992 on the basis of the creative team of Elena Kamburova. The theater puts on performances of world music classics - works by Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann; experimenting with folklore and modern song material. For the theater, the song is, above all, the basis of the dramatic act. “The concept of a song, unfortunately, boils down mainly to the entertainment genre, while the song can be the subject of Art with a capital letter” - says the artistic director of the theater Elena Kamburova.

On the stage of the theater of music and poetry, you can see dramatic performances of the famous theater director and teacher Oleg Kudryashov, the visionary synthetic theater of the Golden Mask winner Ivan Popovski; hear vocalists with opera and choral education and musicians from renowned symphonic and jazz groups. A special place in the theater repertoire is occupied by performances based on poems of the twentieth century. In addition, the theater holds concerts of chamber and jazz music, creative and poetic evenings.

Address: Bolshaya Pirogovskaya St., 53

  1. Costa del Flamenco Theater of Music and Dance conducted by Lilia Safina in Moscow

In 1998 Lilia Safina opened a school of modern choreography. Together with her, V. Ustinova took part in the work. The directions of modern and Argentine tango were taught by V. Ustinov, and jazz modern and flamenco by L. Safina. It was on the basis of this school that the Costa Del Flamenco dance ensemble was founded, and in the future the Costa del Flamenco Theater of music itself conducted by Lilia Safina.

The theater Costa del Flamenco was created in 2000. The founder is Lilia Safina. She not only founded a theater of music and dance, she is also a choreographer, an actress and a teacher. Costa del Flamenco Theater has been around for over 10 years. Over the years, the theater under the direction of L.Safina held dozens of sold-out concerts at the main venues of Moscow. The theater troupe also participated in various popular TV shows on NTV, Channel One, MUZ TV, TVC, Domashny and many others. The theater Costa del Flamenco first opened the flamenco dance to the Russian audience.

Address: Sadovaya-Spasskaya St., 19 bld. 1

  1. Theater on Pokrovka under the direction of Sergey Artsibashev in Moscow

The Moscow State Theater on Pokrovka, under the leadership of Sergey Artsibashev, was opened in September 1991. Artsibashev is a pupil of M. I. Knebel, a graduate of Russian Institute of Theater Arts in the practical development of the profession absorbed the lessons of Yu. P. Lyubimov and A. V. Efros, who led the theatrical search of 70–80. Sergei Artsibashev made his debut on the metropolitan stage with the play “Little Orchestra Hope...” (based on one-act plays by A. Volodin, S. Zlotnikov, L. Petrushevskaya) in 1980 at the Taganka Theater by another director and actor.

From the first steps in the profession S. Artsibashev created his own Theater. This concept then evolved more as an aesthetic category. With the creation of the “Theater on Pokrovka”, this concept was consolidated and became the beginning of a new stage both in the work of director S. Artsibashev and in the development of the aesthetics of small stages and chamber theaters.

The repertoire of the Theater on Pokrovka is nothing accidental, one-day, the basis is Russian classics - Gogol and Ostrovsky, Chekhov and Turgenev, Pushkin, Griboedov, Leskov and Tolstoy. The director takes a close look at the author, creating another world - theatrical. Director Artsibashev does not seek to surprise the viewer, he simply reveals to them - another Chekhov, another Gogol, another Ostrovsky, and another Turgenev.

The genres of Russian classics, to which Artsibashev and his Theater are so attentive, are difficult to fit into one definition. This is a subtle comedy game, a bizarre grotesque, a drama of human relations, and a tragedy inherent in the depths of a truly Russian character. This is a peculiarity of theatrical aesthetics, which absorbed not only the ideas of the great reformer of the Russian theater K. S. Stanislavsky, whose system S. Artsibashev cherishes so carefully, but also the experience of the entire world Theater.

In the capital theatrical life "Theater on Pokrovka", which is synonymous with Artsibashev Theater, took a firm place. Today it is a professional team with its own unique handwriting.

Address: st. Pokrovka, 50 / 2s1

  1. Theater on Raushskaya in Moscow

Theater Studio of the Institute of Russian Theater was established in 2010. The Theater-Studio was created at the Institute of the Russian Theater, located in a historic building built in the late 18th century.

Since 1922, in the building DC "Energetik" was located, later the Theater "On Raushskaya". Famous performers rehearsed in this building: Vladimir Vysotsky, Stas Namin, Alexander Gradsky, the “Time Machine” group.

The basis of the troupe Theater Studio of the Institute of the Russian Theater consisted of graduates of 2011. Since November 2010, more than 50 performances of various genres have been played in the theater. The repertoire includes the Russian classics: “Woe from Wit” by A.S. Griboedov, “Three Sisters” by A.P. Chekhov, and “A Separate Book” based on the works of N.V. Gogol. Foreign dramaturgy is also staged here: “The Dollhouse” by G.Ibsen, “8 Women” by R.Tom, “A Lesson: A Phantasmagoria from Nietzsche to Ionesco”.

 The theater does not avoid modern plays: “Ship of Fools” by N. Kolyada, “Hen Party” by L. Kaningham. For young spectators, the Studio Theater of the Institute of the Russian Theater offers to see “Buzzy-Wuzzy Busy Fly” by K. Chukovsky, “The Snow Queen” by E. Schwartz, “Peppy Long Stocking” by A. Lindgren and many others.

At the theater, young actors present their theses.

Address: 3rd Khoroshevsky Prospect, 1, b. 1

  1. Theater on the South-West in Moscow

In 1974, the first “south-western” performance “Marriage” by N. V. Gogol was held in the club “Meshchersky” (Vostryakovo near Moscow), which was attended by Sergei Belyakovich (brother of the founder and later head of the Theater in the South-West, People’s Artist of Russia Valery Belyakovich) and Victor Avilov. Then the performances began to play in the library building, where Valery Belyakovich worked at that time as the manager.

The first season at the Studio Theater in the South-West was opened in 1977, when the troupe was given a basement extension to the house 125 along Vernadsky Avenue. The first performances staged in the theater were the following: “A lesson for daughters” and “A trouble from a tender heart”. Olga and Victor Avilovs performed in the performances.

In 1982, in the Studio Theater in the South-West, the "Rhinos" of the disgraced at the time Eugene Ionesco were staged. By an order of the USSR Ministry of Culture, the performance was banned, and the theater itself was closed for several months.

Since 1986, the theater went on tour in different countries. The first tour took place in Czechoslovakia, the troupe of the theater with the play "Marriage" performed at the festival "Scenic Harvest - 86". In 1987, their play "Hamlet" became a member of the Edinburgh Theater Festival.

In 1985, the Studio Theater in the South-West received the title of the National Theater. In 1991, the studio theater received the status of a state theater in the system of the Committee on Culture of the Moscow Government and became known as the Moscow Theater in the South-West.

Address: Vernadsky Avenue, 125

  1. Theater of Nations in Moscow

The Theater of Nations is located in the building of Russia's largest private drama theater, opened by Fedor Korsh in 1885. Over 130 years of the building’s existence, many important events for the history of theatrical art have taken place here; the theater has changed its name, team and vector of creativity several times.

Today the Theater of Nations works according to a unique system for Moscow and Russia, in which there are no regular acting and creative groups, and each performance is created using a special system developed separately for the project. The main task of the Theater of Nations is the dialogue with the world theater, attracting its best forces to its stage. Now there are performances by leading world directors: Thomas Ostermeier, Robert Wilson, Robert Lepage, Alvis Hermanis, Eymuntas Nykrosius, Javor Gyrdev, many of whom are guests of the best theater festivals around the world.

Еhe Theater of Nations constantly cooperates with Russian directors, among them Kirill Serebrennikov, Konstantin Bogomolov, Andrei Moguchy, Philip Grigorian, Timofey Kulyabin, Dmitry Volkostrelov, Maxim Didenko and others. Regular performances, actors and theater directors receive leading theater and film awards in various nominations. Since 2006, a large number of “Golden Mask”, “Crystal Turandot”, “Nika”, “Made in Russia”, “Teffy”, and many newspapers and magazines awards have been won.

During the last years of work, the main task of the Theater of Nations is the formation of a theater structure in which there are no boundaries between genres, styles and forms, and therefore special attention is paid to the Small Stage, opened in 2013, the experimental stage of the Theater, on which young Russian directors, choreographers, musicians embody their projects.

The Theater of Nations is also the founder of the Festival of Theaters of Small Towns of Russia - the only major festival gathering all the important events of the regional Russian theater, on the sites of which significant directorial, acting and dramatic works often take place.

Address: Petrovsky Lane, 3

  1. Theater of Vladimir Vinokur parodies in Moscow

The history of the State Theater of Parodies under the direction of V. Vinokur has more than twenty years. The theater was formed in 1989, when the parodist singer Vladimir Vinokur realized the dream of his own theater. He went to this idea for a very long time, having gone from a GITIS student to a nationally beloved artist. The most interesting thing is that he was not going to become an actor; he graduated from a construction technical school and worked at a construction site until the army. But the army changed a lot and, having demobilized, Vinokur easily entered the prestigious GITIS. He was very good at singing. After graduation, a young artist was immediately taken to the Theater of the operetta in the role of a cascade artist. This meaned that an equally wonderful young actor could sing, dance, ignite on stage and cause laughter from the public. Later, Vladimir Vinokur came to the conclusion that his main vocation was the genre of colloquial and singing parodies.

After many years of work on the stage, Vladimir Vinokur, when he already had nationwide love, had a desire to create his own theater, in which besides him, there would be other talented artists. Soon the first music and dance program came, in which the main place was occupied by humorous parodies. The theater was loved by the audience, it successfully developed and toured. In 1997, it acquired the status of state.

In addition to the variety-concert programs, the Theater of Parodies at different times staged performances “I Am Coming Out Alone ...”, authored by A. Arkanov, and directed by A. Shirvindt, “Isn't there an extra ticket” by A. Haight and director A. Levenbuk, “ Vino-Show-Kur ”,“ Hello! ”,“ Concert in Concert ”and some others.

Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya street, 5/1

  1. Roman Viktyuk Theater in Moscow

As the name implies, the Roman Viktyuk Theater is an author's and director's theater. The concept itself arose in the early 90s. In 1991, Roman Grigorievich, who actively staged performances in various theaters of the former USSR, Europe and America, opened his enterprise with the play “M. Butterfly ", which was the brightest event of theatrical life, and not only Russia. At the same time, the already-recognized “Maids” performance was released in an updated edition, experiencing its loud second birth.

In 1996, the theater received the status of state and its own building in Moscow, which is a monument of architecture of the constructivist era.

Roman Grigorievich assembled artists for his theater throughout the entire post-Soviet space: the result was a team that was able to embody even the most incredible ideas of the director. Viktyuk invited opera and ballet stars to the theater productions. For example, the famous singer Elena Obraztsova played the main role in the performance “Antonio Von Elba”. Today, the theater troupe consists of artists who came to Viktyuk from a student’s bench and formed under the influence of his author’s non-classical methodology.

Roman Viktyuk is famous for his own unique style, which was the beginning of a whole theatrical direction. The performances of Roman Grigorievich are a real ritual, the embodiment of absolute theatricality, in which it is difficult not to feel the sacral meaningfulness of what is happening, where every gesture is spiritual, and the word is piercing.

The works of Roman Viktyuk have an acute form and deep content. Combining symbolism with the Russian psychological theater, while having the opportunity to work with the game theater, the director is one of the few who truly succumbs to the genre of tragedy. Viktyuk raises the actor from everyday life to true drama, reaching in the process of pure tragic sound.

Viktyuk communicates with his audience in the language of spirit, intuition and imagination. His dark, expressive aesthetics harmoniously coexist with light, life-affirming, partly children's energy of all productions.

Address: st. Stromynka, 6

  1. Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow

It is customary to consider the birthday of the theater on February 6, 1930 - on this day in Moscow the first performance “K.V.ZH.D.”, devoted to events on the border with China, was shown.

By this began a ten-year period of the difficult life of the on-site theater, which worked in military units and cities from Leningrad to the Far East and produced during this time thirty-eight premieres.

On February 23, 1934, to the five-year anniversary of the Red Army Theater, according to the results of the competition for the best building project for the theater, the project of architects Karo Alabyan and Vasily Simbirtsev was adopted.

The huge five-pointed star - the building of the theater of the Red Army - is a monument not only of theater architecture. This is a monument to the era of hardship and great enthusiasm. It was built from 1934 to 1940.

On September 14, 1940, a new theater building was opened with the play “Commander Suvorov” by I. Bakhterev and A. Razumovsky - in the Great Hall. Two weeks later, on the Small Stage, viewers saw Maxim Gorky's “The Bourgeois”. Since then, these scenes presented the audience more than three hundred premieres and about forty-five thousand performances.

The Army Theater, always renowned for the continuity of generations, in our time can be proud of the bright, talented young people who create the theater of the XXI century today. Currently, the directing and artists of the Army Theater are the main director of theater, the People’s Artist of Russia Boris Morozov, the People’s Artist of Russia, the director Alexander Burdonsky and the representative of the new generation of directors, Honored Artist of Russia Andrei Badulin, continuing the great army theater of the country .

Address: Suvorovskaya Square, Building 2

  1. Theater S. A. D. in Moscow

Theater S. A. D. (Theater of the Commonwealth of Drama Artists) is Moscow Drama Theater, formed in 2011. The founder and director of the theater is Kirill Rubtsov.

The Theater of the Commonwealth of Drama Artists grew out of the play “Arcadia” based on the play of the same name by English playwright Tom Stoppard. During the rehearsals, a theater development program was developed and the composition of the troupe was discussed, the backbone of which is the actors of the famous theaters of Moscow: the Vakhtangov Theater, the Commonwealth of Taganka Actors, the Roman Viktyuk Theater, the Sphere Theater, and the Maly Theater.

The theater is located in this garden, which is called "Pharmaceutical garden". This extraordinary beauty is located in the center of Moscow on Prospekt Mira. The foundation was laid by Peter I himself in 1706. This small oasis among the sea of ​​houses, roads and cars is truly a heavenly place. The garden is very skillfully planned: winding paths sprinkled with marble chips and from this acquire a pinkish tint, strange and familiar to our eye plants. There is even a greenhouse and a small pond, from the bridge of which you can watch the bright colorful fish - the Japanese karpik koi. All this is shrouded in touching love and care, traditionally transmitted by gardeners from generation to generation.

The S. A. D. Theater, whose platform, designed for 120 seats, is located in the palm greenhouse itself, is to match this place.

Address: Prospekt Mira, 26


  1. Theater.doc in Moscow

The theater of the documentary play THEATR.DOC was created in 2002 by several playwrights. This is a non-governmental, non-profit, independent, collective project. Many works are performed by volunteers, on a voluntary basis.

Documentary plays created for the theater, published in the magazines "New World" ("First Man"), "October" ("Beauties"), "Friendship of Peoples" ("Month of the Dead Sun"), "Art of Cinema" ("War of Moldovans for a cardboard box"), "Notes of the Fatherland" ("Homeless People","Immersion"), etc.

Most of the performances of THEATER.DOC are in the genre of documentary theater. Documentary theater, based on authentic texts, interviews and the fate of real people, is a special genre that exists at the intersection of art and topical social analysis. Creative groups of the theater create performances on the basis of meetings with real people, on the most relevant and timely topics of the surrounding reality. The testimony of real people, verbatim technique, “deep improvisation”, theatrical games and trainings are used.

A lot of articles have been written about the performances of the theater, they have been awarded various prizes. They were invited to prestigious theater festivals in Poland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Baltic countries, in major Russian cities. The theater received the Most Creative Theater awards of the Creative magazine, 2003, and the Stalker film festival, 2005.

Address: Maly Kazenny Lane, 12

  1. Theater 77 in Moscow

TePigra is the name of the children's interactive theater in which children from 6 to 12 years old become participants in an entertaining show.

In Theater 77 on Leninsky, everyone except adults will be invited to take part in the interactive play "Journey to the Middle Earth". There is no stage and auditorium, but there is a magical space that turns into an uninhabited island or another planet, the country of trolls or Middle Earth. Trapped there must go through many dangers and obstacles: plug volcanoes, light up the constellations, map the solar system - for the sake of saving a dinosaur or preventing an ecological disaster. Saving the world with your own hands is an exciting lesson, as evidenced by the burning eyes of children caught in an interactive performance.

The artistic director of the theater is the Honored Artist of Russia Nikolai Kholoshin.

Address: Leninsky Prospect, 77

  1. Theatrical Mansion in Moscow

The Theatrical Mansion began its work in 1997. Then a group of actors led by director Leonid Krasnov released the play “Poor Hamlet”. A year later, the theater received official status, and in 2000, its own premises. Here you can see a costume performance about Baron Munchhausen, and a play based on the book by Svetlana Alexievich. “Theatrical mansion” is the Moscow underground in every sense. The theater claims with its loud name that it stands apart from the official theater.

The history of “Theatrical Mansion” began in 1997, when the creative team under the direction of L. Yu. Krasnov released the solo performance “Poor Hamlet” based on the tragedy of Shakespeare “Hamlet”. The unusual interpretation of the classical work aroused interest among viewers and critics. Then a new theater was born - the Theater of Emotional Drama.

The theater received its official status in 1998 and a separate room in 2000. The theater center began its work in 2001, and the name “Theater Mansion” stuck to it.

During the existence of the theater, more than 30 performances were released, many of the productions received prizes at various theater festivals. The theater carries out a tour activity; the performances of the “Theater Mansion” were shown in such cities as: Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Ussuriysk, Vladivostok, Ulan-Ude, Baikalsk.

Address: Bibliotechnaya Street, 23

  1. STD RF Theater Center in Moscow

STD RF Theater Center "On Strastnoy" is a unique non-commercial venue in Moscow. Its founder, inspirer and curator is the Union of Theater Workers of Russia and personally its Chairman A.A. Kalyagin. The Center “On Strastnoy” is the interface of the Union, with the constant support of which numerous, diverse in genre and form, traditional and innovative theater projects become possible. Over the years, the center has acquired the image of a modern cultural space, open to the most daring theatrical ideas. It is no coincidence that 80% of the permanent audience of “On Strastnoy”, which fills the hall every evening, is young people from 16 to 40 years old.

Experimental projects of novice directors, actors and playwrights, lectures by leading stage masters, practical workshops, powerful international festivals, concerts and presentations made the Center a place where new theatrical meanings are formed, new theatrical names are born. Many of the projects that began “On Strastnoy” as an experiment have now become an integral part of the cultural leisure of young people in Moscow and Russia. And today’s famous actors, directors of theater and cinema first made themselves known on the stage of the Theater Center.

The festival "Your chance", "SOLO", " Young Italy ", "Kolyada-theater “On Strastnoy”, unique for Russia projects "48 hours with Romeo Castellucci", "Anatoly Vasilyev On Strastnoy” ", Charity marathons and Theater insomnia ... It is impossible to put an end to the list of bright theater projects of the Theater. The fantasies and ideas of the Center are endless just as wide and diverse is the contemporary art of Russia and Europe.

Address: Strastnoy Blvd., 8A


  1. Theater Studio "Man" in Moscow

Among the quiet Arbat streets, in Skatertny Lane, 23a, there is the Moscow Drama Theater "The Man." Artistic director since the founding (1974) is Lyudmila Roskovan. Currently she is the President of the organization of culture and art.

“This theater rightly enjoys the reputation of an authentic collective that consistently produces performances designed for connoisseurs, performances that are always impeccable in taste ...” (“Moscow News”).

In the period from 1976 to 1983 the following performances were banned for public performance: “Vladimir Mayakovsky”, “In the open sea” and “Emigrants” by S. Mrozhek, “Card file” by T. Ruzhevich, “Requiem for harmonica” by E. Vetemaa.

The difficult situation of the 80s put the "Man" in the conditions for the existence of an underground theater. When changes in politics and culture occurred in the country, “The Man” became the center of attention of theatrical Moscow, and in 1986 received official recognition and a building in the center of the city.

The legalization of the theater immediately entailed invitations to participate in theater festivals and foreign tours. The geography of the tour speaks for itself: Germany, the United States, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Great Britain, Finland, Switzerland, Argentina, Venezuela, France, etc.

The performances of the theater, which at one time passed through a series of prohibitions and a semi-legal existence, were repeatedly awarded diplomas of international and domestic festivals and were widely reported in the press.

Joint projects with Polish, Swedish, English, French actors and directors were carried out in the theater and outside the country.

The aesthetic predilection of the theater is expressed in the tragic grotesque, which makes it possible to achieve semantic and emotional sharpening.

In 2015, “Man” turned 40 years old, years that covered a lot - the instant take-off, the prohibition for public performance of a number of performances, the departure into the “underground”, and finally, the take-off again.

Address: Skatertny per., 23A

  1. Theater Studio Postscriptum in Moscow

The main aesthetic and creative achievement of the theater team (directors, set designers and actors) can be considered as a special confidential and sincere language embodied on its stage, as if sweeping away all the boundaries between the audience and the stage. Whether it is chamber, small, or a large auditorium of the theater, the staging decisions reduced this distance to a minimum at which it is impossible to fake and hide behind the indifference of form, while the rate - in any genre and aesthetics - was always made on the truth and the life of the actions and feelings, exacting examination by spectator trust and participation.

This does not contradict at all, but it is intertwined together with another important tradition that has been preserved all these years: creativity and study, demanding of oneself and experiment - always on the stage and in the repertoire complemented each other. Cooperating with a number of theater departments in Moscow, not being afraid to provide resources for the realization of opening plans, innovations and samples of both beginning masters and mature artists who have not always found a decent space for their searches in more “academic” halls, the theater team is to a large extent this source of success, inspiration and youth.

Continuing to rely on the pedagogical and student resources of Moscow and taking a new start in exchange for the site that has ceased to exist - in the capital’s new district, symbolism is seen in the current name of the theater: “PostScript”, that is, “after what has been written”. It is not only that the specificity of the art of the Theater begins exactly where the relay baton is handed to it by Dramaturgy. The theater appreciates the eternal continuation, the new incarnation and the decision, which, however, is based on an imperishable memory of history, experience and culture, like the main and eternal text topped with a postscript.

Address: Selskokhozyaystvennaya st., 24

  1. Corner of Grandfather Durov in Moscow

"Corner of Grandfather Durov", "Wonderland of Grandfather Durov", "Theater of Animals named after V.L. Durov" - these names are familiar not only to residents of Moscow and Russian cities, but also to many guests from other countries.

The Corner was opened on January 8, 1912 by Vladimir Leonidovich Durov - the famous circus artist, clown-satirist, animal trainer, writer, scientist-zoo psychologist, the first Honored Circus Artist of Russia. He developed his own method of dog training - he refused from the whip and the stick when working with animals. “Cruelty humiliates, only kindness can be beautiful,” Durov argued.

The “Kroshka” Theater was opened in the Corner, on the stage of which were animals and birds, an extensive natural science museum and a zoo psychological laboratory, where famous scientists worked: academician V.M. Bekhterev, professors A.V. Leontovich, G.A. Kozhevnikov, A.L. Chizhevsky and others.

The main staircase of the theater, leading to the Museum, is still adorned with figures of prehistoric animals, molded personally by Vladimir Durov. Visitors in the foyer of the second floor are greeted with an inscription in Latin "Salve", meaning welcome home to their guests.

Address: st. Durova, 2 building 1

  1. Educational Theater of Moscow Art Theater School-Studio

The educational theater of the Moscow Art Theater School is the first professional stage in the life of beginning actors, where they try their hand. This is their first leading role, the first success with the audience, the first fans.

Each year, the fourth graduation course plays its graduation performances on this platform. Mentors of young artists are world-famous teachers of acting and directing. Every year, the leading theaters of the capital are replenished with graduates of the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio, where most of them will soon become leading actors.

Address: Kamergersky per. 3a

  1. Center for Dramatic Art and Directing in Moscow

The “Center for Dramatic Art and Directing” theater was founded in 1998 by Alexey Kazantsev and Mikhail Roshchin and immediately entered the theater life of Moscow as an “open space” for creative youth. The Center was the first professional venue for several generations of young directors, playwrights, artists, and artists.

At various times, such directors and playwrights like Olga Subbotina, Vladimir Skvortsov, Vladimir Ageev, Elena Isaeva, Marat Gatsalov, Mikhail Ugarov worked in the Center. One of the most significant productions was Alexey Kazantsev’s Moscow Open City project, a transforming performance that has been updated and modified for almost a decade. “Plasticine” by Kirill Serebrennikov based on the play by Vasily Sigarev became one of the most important in the stage not only of the formation of the Center for Dramatic Art and Directing, but also in the development of a new drama.

“Oblom OFF” by Mikhail Ugarov opened a new facet of modern reading of classic plots, and, of course, became a landmark performance for a whole generation. “Red thread” - the first performance in the soundrama genre of Vladimir Pankov also happened within the walls of the Center for Dramatic Art and Directing. After nearly fifteen years, Pankov returns to the Center as a new artistic director.

Address: Leningradsky Prospect, 71G

  1. Center named after Meyerhold in Moscow

Center named after Meyerhold was founded in 1991 on the initiative of the Commission on the creative heritage of the director and with the support of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia and the Union of Architects of Russia. In 1999, by the decision of the Government of Moscow, the center became a state-owned unitary enterprise.

The emergence of the center is associated with the activities of two independent organizations. The first one is the Commission on the Creative Heritage of V.E. Meyerhold. The second is the All-Russian Association "Creative Workshops".

On February 4, 1988 V.V. Fokin and M.A. Valentey-Meyerhold appeal to the KGB of the USSR with a request to provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the “case” of Meyerhold. In November - December of the same year, it was decided to publish documents of the “case” and to create a memorial apartment museum in Moscow. From February 25, 1989 in the Theater named after M. N. Ermolova, which was then led by Fokin, Meyerhold memorial evenings were held.

On March 6, 1990, the secretariat of the Board of Union of Theater Workers of RSFSR makes a decision to create on the basis of the All-Russian association “Creative Workshops” the Center named after V. Meyerhold.

Address: 23 Novoslobodskaya St.

  1. G. Vishnevskaya Opera Center in Moscow

The Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center was opened in Moscow in 2002. Located in a respectable area of the capital - on the old and picturesque Ostozhenka, not far from the Kremlin and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Center for Opera Singing is a unique cultural and educational complex. Here, the best young singers in collaboration with teachers, conductors, and directors improve their skills in order to adequately represent Russian art on the international stage.

In the 15 years since the opening of the Opera Center, it has taken a worthy place in the cultural landscape of the capital. Since the opening, eleven operas have been performed here: “The Tsar's Bride” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, “Faust” by S. Gounod, “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi, “Vampuka” by V. Ehrenberg, “Iolanta” and “Eugene Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky, “Carmen” by J. Bizet, “Boris Godunov” by M. Mussorgsky, “Ruslan and Lyudmila” by M. Glinka, “The Clowns” by R. Leonkavallo, the musical play “Marriage and Other Horrors” based on the works of N.V. Gogol; There were numerous chamber concerts, which were highly appreciated by the public and music critics. The stage of the Opera Center, according to the music public, has become one of the best concert and theater venues in Moscow. Here, not only pupils of the school of Galina Vishnevskaya, but also stars of world culture perform; Chamber and symphony concerts, music festivals, theater performances are held. The magnificent hall in the Italian style with 350 seats, equipped with modern lighting and sound equipment, is designed for the most exclusive projects.

Address: st. Ostozhenka, 25, building 1

  1. Central House of Actor named after A. A. Yablochkina in Moscow

It was organized by Alexander Moiseevich Eskin in 1937 as an actor's club, as a place of recreation and informal communication of people of the theater.

Over the years of its existence, the House of the Actor has become the center of the creative life of the intelligentsia, performing work on professional and social support for theater workers, both beginners and veterans of the scene.

After a house fire on Tverskaya (Gorkogo St., 16), the House of the Actor occupies a building on Arbat 35, which was transferred by the Decree of the President of Russia to the center for free use. This House has become a place for lively actor's communication, an attractive center for the creative intelligentsia of Moscow and Russia as a whole: the House of the actor provides creative groups with its halls and scenes for rehearsals of performances and their distribution. Here began the biography of those who are now the pride of the modern theater.

Today, in the Center simultaneously operates 5 theater venues: the Great Hall, the Small, the Chamber, the Living Room, the Art Salon. Here creative life is in full swing: evenings, premieres, presentations of new books, seminars, exhibitions, master classes, festivals.

The House of the Actor actively cooperates with Russian foreign centers of science and culture, annually forms creative groups and sends them to speak to compatriots. Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava - these are the permanent foreign addresses of theatrical living rooms of the House.

The life of an actor from the first steps to creative maturity is the focus of the House. Monthly veterans of the scene receive help - material and creative. In the House of Actor there are numerous clubs and sections on professional interests.

Particularly popular with the actors are "Acting sit-rounds", organized by L. Chernovskaya, uniting actors from different theaters. This is a classic skit, performed "for their own" in the relaxed atmosphere of the actor's club.

Since 1992, at the House of Actor, there is a Center for the Development of Children's Intelligence and Creativity for children of actors (Children's School), which provides a harmonious, comprehensive pre-school training course.

Address: st. Arbat, 35

  1. Central House of Culture of Railwaymen

The building of the Central Museum of Culture is a unique architectural monument built in 1927 according to the project of A.V. Schusev, on account of which are such significant architectural objects as Lenin's Mausoleum, the Komsomolskaya-Ring metro station and many other equally great buildings scattered throughout Russia.

The theater was named the October Revolution Club of the Kazan Railway. At the end of October 1937, “in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution,” a decision was made to create an all-Union Central House of Culture for Railway Workers on the basis of the Moscow October Revolution Club. The evening dedicated to the discovery of 125.   Central House of Culture was held on November 30, 1937. And now, almost a century, the place keeps its traditions and is an integral part of the cultural life of the capital.

Inside, as well as outside, the Central House of Culture of Railwaymen playground is unique in its decor designed in the spirit of Soviet art deco. White stucco, bas-reliefs, monumental chandeliers with gilding are integral elements of Shchusev's art, creating the image of a magic castle.

Today, as well as throughout the history of the House of Culture, performances and concerts with the participation of television and pop stars, lectures and master classes of experts in various fields of science, culture and art, focused on a wide audience, classes in studios and workshops, created on the basis of House of Culture, both for children and for adults.

On the stages there are traditional classical performances as well as modern theater and dance performances. In studios, the main activity is focused on areas such as theater, music, dance and intellectual leisure.

Address: Komsomolskaya Square, 4

  1. Nikulin Circus in Moscow

The Old Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard is one of the oldest circuses in Russia. More than a hundred years ago, in 1880, this building on Tsvetnoy Boulevard was built by the merchant Danilov’s office for Albert Salamons' circus. They say the first ruble earned for a ticket Salamonsky put in a frame and hung in the ticket office. When on October 20, 1880, the circus took the first spectators there were five rows of chairs, a box, a mezzanine, second places with wooden unnumbered benches and a standing gallery. Then the building was adjusted more than once and completed, but the circus served its whole long century.

This homely cozy circus, where, more than ever, young is born, at different times revealed to us the names of trainers Sarvat and Olga Begbudi, equilibrists Leonid Kostyuk and Alexey Sarac, juggler Sergey Ignatov, aerial gymnasts Nadezhda Drozdova, Valery and Yuri Panteleenko.

We can say that the Moscow circus has long been staged, releasing on the circus conveyor new rides, performances, great pantomimes, special children's performances. Here, in the late fifties, water pantomime was restored. One after another, three performances appeared - "Youth Celebrates" (1956), "Happy Swimming" (1059), "Carnival in Cuba" (1962). There are also securely established children's performances, which usually take place during the holidays.

In 1983, the circus was taken over by the People’s Artist of the USSR, the famous clown and actor Yuri Nikulin. On August 13, 1985, the last performance took place in the old circus building. This performance was a grand memorable event for all Muscovites. After that, the old building was broken.

On October 19, 1987, the first stone was laid for the construction of a new building, and a capsule was immured there too. A few years later, on September 29, 1989, the opening of the new building of the Old Moscow Circus took place with the program "Hello, Old Circus!" (directors V.Krymko, N.Makovskaya).

In the new building of the circus now modern technical equipment, administrative offices, make-up rooms, premises for animals, in a word, the whole interior, are newly equipped. The new reception foyer was unusually beautiful. The auditorium, with only minor changes, tried to reproduce as it was before the reconstruction. Today, the Old Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard is still ready to receive more than 2,000 people.

Address: Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 13

  1. School of the modern play in Moscow

Theater “School of the modern play” was born in 1989 on the first wave of perestroika. Having accumulated power in the midst of the Russian intelligentsia of the late 80s, torn to creative freedom, this wave spilled out a considerable number of experimental studios, “basement” theaters and creative laboratories, much of which existed for a short time.

The “School of the Modern Play” was among the few that stood the competition and stood on a par with theaters that had long and glorious biographies. The theater has occupied its own niche, in which it still feels very spacious: the niche of modern drama. The School builds its work on the traditional principles of the Russian repertoire theater: a permanent troupe works in it - a team of like-minded people united by common views on artistic creation.

Search, experiment, unusual projects, new faces, non-trivial techniques - these characteristics make up the handwriting of a theater that has reached maturity, without losing a bit of youth. In the poster of the theater today there are 20 multi-genre performances. Among them “Why are you wearing a frock-coat?”, performance that is a legend that has already withstood more than 700 performances, children's performances “Bad advices” based on the well-known book by Gregory Oster and “Little Mouse superheader” by Elena Kollegova, “House” of one of the most sought-after Russian playwrights Yevgeny Grishkovets; “Overheard, peeped, unfixed” and “While beer is poured”, original performances invented by Joseph Reichelgauz as a series of acting improvisations on the plots of Grishkovets; “Russian Jam”, a play by an outstanding writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya and others.

Address: st. Presnensky Val, 27/29

  1. Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in Moscow

The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre is located on the main street of Moscow, at Tverskaya Street, 23. In 1915, the “Ars” cinema was opened here, and in 1950 the building was received by the Moscow Drama Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky - the successor of the Opera and Dramatic Studio named after K.S. Stanislavsky, opened in 1935. The symbolic heritage of these three places: the drama theater, the opera and drama studio and the cinema - the Electrotheatre Stanislavsky takes with it to a new era.

The reconstruction of the theater in 2013 was carried out by the architectural bureau Wowhaus - the authors of the Strelka Institute, the transformations in Gorky Park and the renovated Krymskaya Embankment. Separate rooms of the building are combined into a single space corresponding to the trends of the world theater. The author of the renovation program and artistic director of the Electrotheatre is Boris Yukhananov, director, theater theorist and teacher, student of Anatoly Efros and Anatoly Vasilyev. In July 2013, Boris Yukhananov headed the theater following the results of a competition for a proposal for the concept of development of the Moscow S.S. Stanislavsky Dramatic Theater, conducted by the Moscow Department of Culture.

There powerful exhibition projects and installations are carried out: an installation Katie Mitchell and the Victoria and Albert Museum "five truths", as well as a video installation by Boris Yukhananov, Dmitry Kurland and Elena Koptyaevoy "Melting apocalypse", embodying dialogue Boris Yukhananov with Castellucci, Gobbelsom and Terzopoulos were resonant events. The intellectual activity of the theater is supported by the publishing activity of the “Theater and its Diary” line, which publishes books on the theory of theater and related arts. The educational and creative activities of Electrozone gather around a wide audience and create the context that the theater needs today.

Address: Tverskaya St., 23

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