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26 March 2020, 15:13

World Theater Day

World Theater Day

Initiated by UNESCO in 1961, World Theater Day is marked on 27 March.

There are 29 professional theaters in Belarus*:

15 drama

7 puppet

2 variety

2 youth

1 opera and ballet theater

1 children's theater

1 musical theater

Theaters staged 1,105 plays, including:

166 new productions

350 Belarusian plays

453 children's performances

The overall attendance exceeded 1.7 million people

The most attended theaters:

National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater – 254,300 visits

Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater – 135,600

Gomel Oblast Drama Theater – 95,000

Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater – 94,800

Grodno Oblast Puppet Theater – 90,600

Dunin-Martinkevich Mogilev Oblast Drama and Comedy Theater in Bobruisk – 74,100.

Belarusian theater companies went on more than 2,600 tours around the country and 303 tours abroad.

* Hereinafter — data for 2019

Source: National Statistics Committee of Belarus

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