Theatres and concert halls

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The Green Theatre was built in the largest entertainment park in Sochi in 1959. With a seating capacity of 1,600, this open air theatre is the second largest venue in Sochi after the Festivalny. This place is equally well suited for stand-up comedy or rock concerts. The best thing about the theatre is you don't have to actually purchase the ticket and attend the event to experience it - you can listen to the performance while taking a stroll through the park. As all open air venues, it's open only in the summer season.

Ticket office: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Opened in 1979, it has since been considered the prime venue for all sorts of entertainment in the city. Each summer over 2,500 people can experience the best Russian and international musicians have to offer. Even those that haven't been here in person are quite familiar with it as the venue is often featured in television and recorded concerts.

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Hall of Organ and Chamber Music named after Alice Debol'skaya was erected in mid 1960s. Designed by Evgeniy Serdyukov, the building barely changed its exterior throughout half a century. It still has the original mosaic on its front, as well as the garden with exotic plants. The Organ was provided by the Rieger-Kloss company in 1986. It's quite impressive with 2,500 pipes. The first concert here was played by the famous Garry Grodberg.

The unique acoustics of the hall, suited for just 340 visitors, allow a wide variety of concerts, from organ to choir and symphonic. It's considered to be the main academic music venue in Sochi. 
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A hidden gem in the thick of the Frunze Park, it's located in a leafy area beside the sea. The Summer Theatre has a round design; due to being surrounded by columns, it looks similar to the Winter Theatre. The building is essentially a palace with the sky for its roof. Constructed in 1937 using Vasiliy Krolevits designs, it has a fountain and an alley adorned with composers' busts leading to the entrance.

The theatre had its ups and downs. Renovated and restored several times, it finally reopened in 2014 ahead of the Winter Olympics, acting as a cabaret theatre. Despite being suited for year-round operation, it currently acts as a concert venue only in summer. 
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Sochi's Winter Theatre (Zimny Teatr) wa built in 1937, and quickly became one of its key landmarks. The building itself is a sight to behold. It has become one of Russia's architectural monuments. Designed by Konstantin Chernopyatov, the icredibly 'light' structure rests upon 88 columns, running around the building's perimeter. The front of the theatre is adorned with three goddesses, as if they have graced it personally by descending to the mortal realm from Olympus: Melpomene, Terpsichore and Talia. Famous Russian sculptor Vera Mukhina authored these statues.