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Innokentiy Smoktunovsky
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Yevgeni Grishkovetz
17 February 1967 - ...
Arkady Raikin
24 October 1911 - 20 December 1987
Oleg Basilashvili
September 26, 1934 - ...
Liya Akhedzhakova
July 9, 1938 - ...
Yevgeni Mironov
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Vyacheslav Nevinny
30 November 1934 - 31 May 2009
Nikolai Karachentsov
October, 27th, 1944 - ...
Oleg Yefremov
October 1, 1927 - May 24, 2000
Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev
October 9, 1926 - March 5, 1992
Lyudmila Gurchenko
12 November 1935 - 30 March 2011
Mikhail Yefremov
November, 10th 1963 - ...
Alexander Ostrovsky
31 March 1823 - 14 June 1886
Timofey Kulyabin
October 10, 1984 - ...
Kirill Serebrennikov
September 7, 1969 - ...
Ivan Vyrypaev
August 03, 1974 - ...
Andrey Moguchy
November 23, 1961 - ...
Yevgeny Vakhtangov
February 13, 1883 - May 29, 1922
Yuri Lyubimov
September 30, 1917 - October 5, 2014


The Meshchansky Court of Moscow Sentenced Director Kirill Serebrennikov to Three Years Probation and a Fine of 800,000 Rubles
Serebrennikov was found guilty of embezzlement of nearly 129 million rubles allocated for the cultural project Platform. The prosecution previously requested six years in prison for the director and a fine of 800,000 rubles.
National Theater Week in the All-Russian "Big Tours Online" Project
Teams from several countries are coming together to display their national traditions online during the National Theater Week from May 11 to 17, 2020.
Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg
The legendary Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg is one of the oldest and most highly valued theaters in the world today.
Mikhailovsky Theater in Saint Petersburg
Mikhailovsky Theater is one of the oldest theaters in St. Petersburg and one of the three Imperial Theaters along with Mariinsky and Alexandrinsky. Today it is getting a new lease on life and having a worldwide repute for its stage productions.
Folklore Theatre "Russian Song" in Moscow
Folklore Theater "Russian Song" discovers to the audience the richness and diversity of the Russian folk culture. The performers wear colourful traditional Russian clothes and headgears.
"Cinderella. New Year's Dance Party" Show in Moscow
Welcome to a New Year dance performance in a fairytale palace with surprises, jokes, and transformations!
Winners of Main Theatrical Prize of Russia Awarded
Sunday, April 15, saw the ceremony of the 24th Gold Mask national theater award on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater.
3rd International Theatre Festival "History of the Russian State. Homeland and Destinies"
12 December, marking the 250th anniversary since the birth of Nikolai Karamzin saw the award ceremony of the festival in Ulynovsk city.
New Season of Golden Mask Festival
The Golden Mask festival has opened a new season with unprecedented large tours of the best performances by the Russian theaters all over this country and abroad.
Mariinsky Theater's Primorye Stage Replenished with Children's Ballets
The ballets Bamby and In the Jungles premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in 2015. They are intended for the youngest audience above six years of age.
Russian National Theatre Award - The Golden Mask
Russia National Theatre Award, The Golden Mask, was established in 1993 by the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation and is given to the performances of all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta and musical, puppet theatre. The Golden Mask is a Russian theatre festival held each spring in Moscow that presents the most significant performances of Russian cities.
Slava Polunin: I Cannot Stand When My Freedom Is Restrained
The world-known Russian clown Slava Polunin was born in Oryol Region and went on to tour extensively, including the Arab countries. In 2001 he gave an interview in which he spoke at length about his journey in art, clownery, contemporary theatre, and influences in his life. The article contains extracts from the interview.
Petrushka and Vertep: on Traditions of Russian Puppet Theatre
Folk performances of Petrushka and Vertep theatres have existed in Russia since the 18th century. However, puppet folk theatre, just like folk theatre in general underwent hard times: its traditions were lost in the 20th century and so today we have only reconstructions of those original folk performances.
Skomorokhi, the Troubadours of Old Rus
Skomorokhi were the wandering minstrels of ancient Russia; they were singers, jesters, musicians, play performers, acrobats and animal trainers. But first of all skomorokhi were singers of freedom, who dared to ridicule the power, the clergy, and the rich and sympathized with the common people.
History of Russian Theatre


Exhibition Alexandre Benoit Theater. Petrouchka Mania
The exhibition of the St. Petersburg Theater and Music Museum timed to the 150th anniversary since the birth of Alexander Benoit focuses on his theatrical heritage.
All-Russian Action "Night of the Arts" Online
The Night of the Arts will be held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic from 3 to 4 November, 2020
15th International Contemporary Art Festival "Territory"
The anniversary festival "Territory" brings together various creative projects from drama to musical and features new experiments with genre and form
The Occupancy Rate in Theaters will Increase to 70% from Mid-September
The occupancy rate in theaters will be increased from 50% to 70% from mid-September.
International Summer Arts Festival "Access Point"
As this year has created special conditions for all of us, the art experiments have moved to the online environment.
Performances of the Sovremennik and the Vakhtangov Theaters to be Streamed for Free
Due to the prohibitions on mass events, Megogo media service has added content from the performances of leading Russian theaters to its free package.
Golden Mask Award Ceremony Postponed due to Coronavirus
The awarding of the Golden Mask 2020 winners in the most honorable nomination - For Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Theater Art, has been laid on the shelf.
International Puppet Theater Festival "KUKART" in Petersburg
From June 22 to June 30, St. Petersburg is hosting the 25th International Puppet Theater Festival KUKART.
Izmailovo Park Welcomes to Free Evening Stage Plays
The season of free summer performances on the Sunny Stage has started in the Izmailovo Park, Moscow. Dramatics can be watched for free on Sunday evenings all summer through.
Vakhtangov Theater to Perform "Masquerade" in Canada and the USA
The Moscow Vakhtangov Theater will give eight performances of the play "Masquerade" in the cities of Canada and America.
Festival "The World of Russian Theater" in Berlin
The international festival "The World of Russian Theater" kicked off at the Loftbuehne Theater on June 6.
"The Marriage" of the Ryazan Puppet Theater Wins an International Festival
The International Slavic Festival "Theater +" awards the stage production of the Ryazan Puppet Theater in the Best Performance nomination.
A Theatre Quarter will be reated in Chistye Prudy District of Moscow
Within the frame of the comprehensive improvement of the streets adjacent to Chistye Prudy in Basmanny district in the centre of Moscow, a so-called Theatre Quarter will be created.
6th Open-Air Festival "Theatrical Parade 2018" in Moscow
The Moscow City Day on September 8, 2018 will see a grand theatrical festival taking place in the Hermitage Garden.
Festival "Cherry Orchard" in New York for Mutual Understanding
The 6th Cherry Orchard theatre festival held in New York facilitates mutual understanding between Russians and Americans.
Japanese Theater "Konyoshitami" Will Perform in Khabarovsk
June 24 and 25 will see the project Japanese Couple, Russian Couple at the Khabarovsk Territory Drama Theater.
Russian Seasons in Japan Opened with Giselle from Bolshoi Theater
The opening ceremony of the Russian Seasons was attended by the Japanese Prime Minister, Sindzo Abe and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Olga Golodets.
Rally at Gogol Center in Defense of Kirill Serebrennikov
Oleg Tabakov, Mark Zakharov, Yevgeny Mironov and other eminent Russian actors have signed a letter in support of the art director of the theater Gogol Center.
Konstantin Raikin Becomes Person of the Year
This year the Russian Association of Theatre Critics has conferred the honorable title on the director of the Satyricon Theater.
First Winners of Golden Mask Announced
Winners in the nomination For Outstanding Contribution into Development of Theatrical Art have been announced.
Actress Albina Matveyeva Passed Away
The People's Artist of Russia, Albina Matveyeva, aged 78, has passed away after a long disease.
Russia is Preparing for 100th Jubilee of Yuri Lyubimov
Ministry of Culture has reported about upcoming celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the legendary founder of the Moscow Taganka Theater.
Golden Mask Announced its Nominees
The competitive program and nominees were aired in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater.
Eugene Onegin from Vakhtangov Theatre is Touring in Italy
The stage version of the famous poetic novel will be performed at the Spoleto International Arts Festival.
Theatre of Nations Goes on Tour to New York
Today the Theatre of Nations from Moscow is starting its New York tour that will last till June 11.
Russia Joins in Celebrations of World Theatre Day
Russia along with lots of other counties around the world is celebrating the International Theatre Day.
Ural Director to Stage Play on Tragic Events in Donbass
The stage director Andrey Krupinin from Yekaterinburg will stage the play Native Land. Diaries of Donbass.
Nominees of Gold Mask Award Announced
72 stage productions and 212 stage directors, actors, and stage designers have been nominated for the Gold Mask.
Festival Kamerata Held in Chelyabinsk
The 12th theatre festival Kamerata is dedicated to solo performances.
100-Year-Old Vladimir Zeldin Takes Stage after Surgery Again
At the end of October the People's Artist of the USSR will play a leading role in the play Uncle's Dream at the Modern Theater.
Gold Mask Brings Best Russian Plays to Estonia
The festival Gold Mask in Estonia will take place in Tallinn from October 12 to October 20.
Winners of International Stanislavsky Award Announced in Moscow Today
Yury Grigorovich and Anthony Hopkins became winners of the international Stanislavsky Award.
Anniversary Festival Territoriya Started in Moscow
The 10th International Festival Territoriya gives another closeup picture of the modern theater tendencies.
Jubilee of Sergey Yesenin Celebrated with a Stage Production in Muzeon
Today the Muzeon arts park, Moscow, welcomes all for a free performance timed to the 120th anniversary since Sergey Yesenin's birthday.
Perm Theater 'At the Bridge' is in Top 5 of Best Russian Theatres
By the beginning of the new theatre season has made the rating of Russian theaters.
Puppet Theater 'Fairy Tale' from Khakassia Performed in Cannes and Monaco
The Khakass national puppet theater Fairy Tale presented its play Dog Blues in Monaco and at the 18th Russian Art Festival in Cannes.
Winners of Fyodor Volkov Award Announced Today
Fyodor Volkov Award is given by the Russian government for contribution into development of the Russian theater.
Heat Siberian Theater! Crowdfunding for La Pushkin
The Siberian avant-garde theater La Pushkin is raising funds for heating system installation.
Actor Lev Durov Passed Away
The People's Artist of Russia and the USSR Lev Durov died in reanimation of the First City Hospital in Moscow after a long illness.
Theaters of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus to Perform in Odessa
Well-known theaters of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus will bring premieres of their stage productions to the 8th International Theater Festival 'Moloko' in Odessa.
Gold Mask is Coming to Ulyanovsk
The festival of performances that have won the All-Russian Gold Mask Award will be held in Ulyanovsk from September 8 to 16.
Director of Scandalous Tannhäuser Entrusted to Stage Opera in the Bolshoi Theater
Timofey Kulyabin, the author of the scandalous staging of the Tannhäuser opera in the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater, will stage Don Pasquale in the Bolshoi Theater.
Festival of Street Theaters in Arkhangelsk
The 21st International Festival of Street Theaters will be started in Arkhangelsk on June 22.
Elena Kamburova Awarded Crystal Turandot
The renowned Russian singer and actress Elena Kamburova has won Crystal Turandot, the first theatrical award of Russia.
Moscow Theater Presents its Take on Shakespeare to England
A.S. Pushkin Moscow Theater has opened its tour in Great Britain today.
In Whirl of Dance with Leon Bakst
MustART Gallery has opened the exhibition In the Whirl of Dance presenting original graphic art works by Leon Bakst.
New Jerusalem Opera Cancelled In Petersburg
The New Jerusalem opera about pedophile hunters will not premiere in Lendok Studio in the early April, as it was scheduled.
Theater World of Mart Kitayev
The Theatre World of Mart Kitayev exhibition opened in the Theatre and Music Art Museum tells about the creativity of this outstanding scenic designer.
Tickets for Real Theatre Festival Now on Sale
The 12th All-Russian Festival Real Theatre will take place in Yekaterinburg from September 2 to September 8.
Andris Liepa Returns to London with Russian Seasons of the 21st Century
From July 16 to July 20 the Russian Seasons of the 21st Century will present six ballets from Russia in the Coliseum Theatre in London.
Mikhail Baryshnikov Stars In Daniil Kharms Adaptation At the Manchester International Festival
Between July 4 and 7 Mikhail Baryshnikov stars opposite Willem Dafoe in a Robert Wilson production of The Old Woman by Daniil Kharms, as part of the Manchester International Festival.
The First Russian Theatre In Geneva
The performance of "Tales of Brock Street" based on the eponymous collection of works of the French writer Pierre Gripari opens the first Russian theatre in Geneva today.
Vera Mukhina Theatre Sketches Exhibited in Moscow
Famous for her sculptures, Vera Mukhina is barely known as an artist. Her theatre sketches, including decorations and costumes, will be displayed for the first time at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.
International Doll Exhibition Visits Moscow Manezh
One of the largest events of its kind, the International Doll Exhibition comes to Moscow between 25 and 28 October, 2012.
Russian Orthodox Activists Protest Against Jesus Christ (Superstar)
Russian Orthodox community becomes more and more outspoken of their religious feelings. Most recently the feelings were offended by A. L. Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. The show in Rostov Region was closed.
Alexandrinsky Theatre Presents a New Season Programme
The new, 257th season, has opened at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Along with several premieres, a new theatre building opens in spring 2013, signifying a new stage of development of Russia's oldest Imperial theatre, founded in 1756.
Famous Russian Stage Director Pyotr Fomenko Passes Away
A prominent theatre and film director, art director of the Moscow theatre P. Fomenko Studio, Pyotr Fomenko has died on the 81st year of his life.
Oleg Menshikov Is a New Art Director of a Honoured Theatre
Russian famous actor Oleg Menshikov was appointed a new art director of the Ermolova's Theatre, in accordance with desire of the ex-art director Vladimir Andreev.
Russian Actress Lyudmila Kasatkina Passed Away
People's Artist of the USSR and beloved Russian actress Lyudmila Kasatkina has died at the age of 86 in Moscow.
Golden Mask Festival Started in Samara
The Festival Golden Mask has started in Samara. During the week you will see the best performances that became winners or nominees of the famous national award.
Vakhtangov Drama Theatre in Moscow Turns 90
Vakhtangov Drama Theatre in Moscow first opened its doors 90 years ago, on November 13, 1921. The anniversary was marked by the play Quayside, staged by Rimas Tuminas and starring the theatre's leading actors.
Arkady Raikin's 100th Anniversary of Birth
Today Russia marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Arkady Raikin, one of the greatest Russian comic actors ever.
VII International Theatre Festival Stanislavsky Season Opens on October 17, 2011
VIIth International Theatre Festival Stanislavsky Season takes place in Moscow between October 17 and November 15, 2011. This year's festival is positioned as one of the events dedicated to the upcoming 150th anniversary of the famous Russian actor, director, and inventor of one of the mainsteam acting methods.
Top-10 Russian Provincial Theatres According to
The Omsk Drama Theatre is placed at the top of the list of Russia's 10 best drama theatres outside of Moscow, according to the Russian edition of
Musical about Viktor Tsoi to Premiere in Moscow Next Year
The fourth stage production in the repertoire of the new Moscow Musical Theatre (former Gorbunovs Entertainment Centre) will be dedicated to the rock star Viktor Tsoi.
Actress Iya Savvina Passes Away
Well-known Russian actress Iya Savvina died on Saturday, August, 27th, aged 75.
Moscow Authorities Deny Floating Ship of Fools to Vyacheslav Polunin
World-famous clown Vyacheslav Polunin will have to abandon his project of the floating theatre Ship of Fools due to Moscow mayor.

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