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State Russian Drama Theatre

The State Russian Drama Theatre Of Estonia first opened it's doors at December 15, 1948. And till nowadaysit is the only one professional Russian theatre in Estonia. A basis of theatre graduates of the oldest theatrical high school of Moscow so called GITIS (nowadays — the Russian Academy Of A Theatrical Art) — a rate of professor V.Belokurov. More than for 50 years of the existence the theatre has put out about 500 performances. These are statements of modern Russian and western playwrights, Russian and international classics, the Estonian dramatic art, performances for children. During it's tours theatre has visited many cities of the former USSR: from Kaliningrad to Chita, from Murmansk to Tashkent. Last years Russian theatre of Estonia toured Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Riga, Vilnius, Novgorod, took part in various festivals. Some well-known theater directors (Andrey Tarkovsky, Roman Viktjuk, Juriy Sillart, Lembit Ulfsack and others) worked on a stage of Russian theatre. The theatre puts about 8-10 premieres per year. Some performances are put on the non-traditional platform so called «small stage». It is Mirror Foyer of theatre, which playlist consists mostly of Russian classics. A building of theatre is located in the center of Tallinn. F.Skuinsh constructed it in 1926 first as the cinema. And up to now it keeps magnificent glamour of an interior. In one of theatre halls takes place the art gallery, which carries exhibitions of Russian and Estonian artist. Performances of famous collectives from Russia and other countries often took place in building of theater. The auditorium (an orchestra and a balcony) is designed for 661 places. The mirror foyer is also used as a hall for creative meetings, presentations (about 70 places). In Pink foyer on the second floor the cozy theatrical bar is located. During performances it serves spectators.
Address: Vabaduse Valjak, 5