Sverdlovsk State Academic Theatre of Drama

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Before the 1917 revolution, many drama theatres came on tours to Ekaterinburg, and after the October coup the city wanted to have its own theatre with permanent repertoire. The plan was fulfilled in 1930.

From the very beginning, the theatre was staging most up-to-date performances, as well as classical plays. This is the approach the theatre follows now. Among the performances are Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, or A Profitable Position by Alexander Ostrovsky, Zhanna by the Urals' author Yaroslav Pulinovich or Lift by young and talented Irina Vaskova.

The troupe unites many prominent actors, and invited guests participate in many performances. The stage remembers well-known film director Vladimir Mirzoyev, a winner of many prizes Grigory Lifanov, and Vladimir Pankov – a winner of the Golden Mask prize. Every season, the theatre offers new performances – tickets to them should be bought well in advance.

In 1990, the theatre moved to a new building, in Oktyabrskaya Ploshchad (Oktyabrskaya Square), from where the view on the City Pond is magnificent.

In 2010, the Young Theatre studio, which performed at the small stage, joined the theatre holding, and in 2011 the DanceTheatre, staging modern dance performances, followed suit.