Yerevan Russian Theatre named after Stanislavsky

Yerevan Russian Theatre named after Stanislavsky

Stanislavsky Russian Theatre in Yerevan (Yerevan, Armenia) – detailed description, address and photos. Tourist reviews about the best entertainment in Yerevan.

Yerevan Russian Theater is a classic drama theater, one of those that have always been in fashion and will never leave it. The building made of pink shell rock, popular in the Armenian capital, is hidden behind the shade of trees, as if on purpose, from the bustle and noise of Abovyan Street. Only bright posters and signs give it away. But such austerity is deceptive – the performances are magnificent here: both in terms of actors’ play and in terms of scenery. Here you seldom offer something experimental; most of the plays are “eternal” Russian and Armenian classics in Russian. The most beloved productions by the Armenian audience in Yerevan are “Thunderstorm” by Ostrovskii, “Khanuma” by Tsagareli, “Like the Gods” by Poliakov, and “Memorial Prayer” by Gorin.

It was in this theater that the legendary actor Armen Dzhigarkhanyan began his career.

The Stanislavsky Theater was opened in 1937 in the former builders’ club. The building looks very modern, but in fact it is a monument of constructivism and was erected in 1929. Inside everything is very modest – the foyer and the hall with a gallery of photographs, stands with costumes, awards, diplomas and a bust of Stanislavski. On the whole nothing really remarkable, there are such corners of glory in many theaters. But on the way to the auditorium you can stop for a while to admire the small but very interesting exposition of miniature decorations. Each of them is an exact replica of the stage decorations from the plays staged at the Russian Theater.

Practical information

Address: 7 Abovyan St., Yerevan. Web site.

Prices: 800-2000 AMD depending on the seat. Box-office is open seven days a week from 11:00 to 17:00, on performance days: 11:00-19:00, lunch: 14:00-15:00. Prices on the page are for June 2021.

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