The theatre has not been rebuilt for over 100 years, so anyone can buy a ticket to see the Nutcracker ballet from the box from which the emperors and kings of those times watched the performances. Original interpretations of the classical musical heritage and modern works, exceptional harmony of the orchestra and choir, talented soloists, bright and original performing traditions made it possible for the theatre to reach artistic heights and occupy an important place in the contemporary musical culture of Europe.
In the very centre of the historical part of Kyiv, a stone’s throw from Khreshchatyk, not far from the Golden Gate, on the intersection of two ancient streets — Pushkinska and Bohdana Khmelnytskoho — stands a building well known to Kyiv residents and visitors of the capital of Ukraine as Lesya Ukrainka Theatre (Russian Drama).
It was built on the site of a filled-in pond located in the estate of Kyiv professor Mering.
If you suddenly find yourself in the centre now, are bored and thinking about going home, wait, visit Ivan Franko Theatre and book a ticket for the play Stolen Happiness by the theatre’s patron Ivan Franko, which is its calling card.
Do you like Auteur films? Then you should visit the cult Zhovten Cinema!
There is everything here for most demanding cinema-goers: modern Ukrainian cinema, art house, festival films and novelties of the European film industry in the original.
The 3 words below will suffice to envelop you in a wave of a whole range of feelings: open air cinema. To do this, you need to have your own car, come to the cinema theatre and tune in to watch the film.
The Wild Theatre is one of the most popular independent theatres in Ukraine. It performs plays by modern playwrights, raising acute social problems, and creates various independent theatre projects, musicals, etc.
Performances take place in the zoo, nightclubs, underground and even in the open air.
The first troupe gathered around the famous actor and director Les Kurbas back in 1916. Just like today, those were young and inspired actors who were not afraid of experiments and didn’t limit themselves to socially acceptable norms and performances.
The Theatre on Podil is an example of a European theatre, with its minimalism combined with technologies. Its new stage meets the latest global requirements. To date, this is the first and only completed project of a modern theatre of independent Ukraine.