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19 February 2021, 18:51

Theater attendance at 692,700 in Belarus in 2020

MINSK, 19 February (BelTA) - In 2020, the overall theater attendance in Belarus was 692,700, BelTA learned from the Culture Ministry.

The most attended theaters were: National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater – 112,500 visits; Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater – 65,500; Yakub Kolas National Academic Theater – 32,200; Mogilev Oblast Drama Theater – 30,600; Grodno Oblast Puppet Theater – 30,200.

At the end of 2020 there were 29 professional theaters in Belarus, including 20 drama and musical theaters, 8 children's theaters, 1 opera and ballet theater. Theaters staged 1,065 plays, including: 161 new productions, 351 plays by Belarusian authors, 471 children's performances.

"Belarus hosts festivals, contests, art competitions, among them is the Slavic Theater Meetings in Gomel, Belaya Vezha, in Mogilev, National Theater Awards," the Culture Ministry noted.

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