Opera and Ballet Theater
Opera and Ballet Theater is a true treasure of Ekaterinburg. It was officially opened on September 12,1912 with the production of "A Life for the Tsar" — the first Russian opera by Glinka. Since then it has been repeatedly named the best theater of the Asian part of Russia. At all times outstanding masters performed on its stage, many famous directors, opera performers, and conductors started their careers here. Throughout its history the theater has received 9 Golden Mask awards.
46a Lenina St.
Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic founded in 1936 was the first in the country to win the Philharmonic of the Year title. Every season the theater runs more than 2,000 concerts. The theater is especially proud of its own Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, well known to those fond of classical music in Russia and abroad, as well as the unique organ of the German SAUER company, one of the largest in Russia.
38a Karla Liebknechta St.
+7 (343) 371-46-82, 371-10-77
Sverdlovsk Drama Theater was opened in 1930 and from the first days presented itself as a highly professional creative team, which values the best traditions of the Russian dramatic art, but is not afraid of contemporary themes. In 2010, it opened the Young Theater studio to implement on stage the newest ideas. Since 2011 the troupe also includes the TantsTeatr dance company. All three creatively independent teams delight spectators with independent and joint productions. The theater's stage is often used for guest performances by well-known troupes from Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
2 Oktyabrskaya Sq.
+7 (343) 371-76-17, 371-64-21, 371-72-13
young Spectators’ Theater
Ekaterinburg Young Spectators' Theater is one of the oldest and most famous professional theaters for children and youth in Russia. It was founded in the spring of 1930 as a mobile theater with a cast of 24 actors. Currently, the repertoire of the theater includes performances for all age groups. The pride of the theater is its acting troupe, touring successfully in many countries around the world.
48 Karla Liebknechta St.
Musical Comedy Theater
The theater was founded in 1933 to facilitate quality recreation and vibrant cultural life to residents and visitors to Sverdlovsk. In 2004, it was awarded the Volkov Prize of the Russian Government for "contribution to the development of theatrical art in Russia." Over the past decade, the theater presented more than a dozen world premieres, and won 17 Golden Masks, the highest national theater prizes.
47 Lenina Ave.
+7 (343) 371-08-32, 253-62-19
The theater was founded in 2001 by its artistic director,a well-known playwright and theater director NikolayKolyada, whose works are always a combination of an interesting form and profound content. Each performance of this theater is distinguished by innovative methods of depiction. The productions are full of humor and originality. Kolyada Theater attracts viewers with its special atmosphere of hospitality, it also annually hosts the Kolya-da-Plays International Theater Festival of Contemporary Drama.
97 Lenina St.
+7 (343) 359-80-22
Founded in 1932, the theater acquired its own unique creative style by working with prominent innovators in the field of puppetry art. The repertoire is made up by performances of different genres for both children and adults. In 2002 the theater initiated the first Petrushka the Great International Festival of Puppet Theaters, which is now held every two years. In 2004, the theater opened its own museum of theater puppets.
143 Mamina-Sibiryaka St.
+7 (343) 350-30-00 (05,14)
Chamber Theater of the Integrated Museum of the Ural Writers is the only theater in Russia included in the museum complex. It was opened in 1998 to celebrate Ekaterinburg's 275th anniversary. The non-repertory theater with unique acoustics opened its first season with the "Stone Flower" based on tales by Pavel Bazhov. The theater's mission is to promote through their productions the best examples of Russian and world classical literature, preserving the national theater traditions. The city's official award ceremonies are often held here.
18 Proletarskaya St.
+7 (343) 371-34-60, 371-96-03, 370-35-41
Center for Contemporary Drama
A platform for experiments, where the youngest directors, playwrights and actors create a new theatrical language right in front of their audience. The theater is under the artistic direction of Nikolay Kolyada.20 Turgeneva St.,
+7 (343) 289-09-08
Opened in 1996, Ural State Variety Theater is the only theater of this genre in Russia outside Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The venue regularly hosts international and Russian forums, including the International Jazz-Transit Festival and All-Russian Teenager-Jazz Festival.
15, 8 Marta St.
+7 (343) 371-15-11, 371-40-56, 371-67-80
The Nutckracker Ballet Theater
Founded in 1988, The Nutcracker is the only children's theater in Russia staging full-length ballet performances based on fairy tales in own choreography. All parts with constant excellency are performed by about 200 young artists between the ages of 5 and 17. The theater has also opened a classic ballet school for children, which provides the students an opportunity to perform on stage much sooner than any other school. Second-year students already get roles, albeit small, in the theater's shows and gain invaluable stage experience.
104, 8 Marta St.
+7 (343) 282-98-00 (02, 03)
The only children's philharmonic hall in the country to have its own separate building and its own concert stages. During the season, young actors give more than 200 concerts.
36, 8 Marta St.
Actors’ House Culture Centre
Actors' House of the Sverdlovsk branch of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia is one of the cultural centers that gathers within its walls not only the theatrical community of the city and entire region, but also all fans of theatrical art. A number of creative programs function here on a regular basis, including the Open Stage Project.
Actors' House occupies a renovated historic mansion that previously belonged to a gold mine owner Stepan Tu-pikov. The mansion was built in 1890 by architect Dyutel. The estate now consists of four surviving buildings: the main house, an outbuilding, one-storey shop and warehouse, all surrounded with a fence with massive brick gate. To remind of the mansions original owners, the culture center annually holds a "New Years Show at Tupikova's" — a 19th century home style party for children during winter holidays.
08, 8 Marta St.
+7 (343) 371-56-00, (343)371-89-66