Volkhonka Drama Theatre

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The Volhonka Drama Theatre in Ekaterinburg opened in 1986. It is different from other drama theatres in the city in its intimacy, a small company, the minimum distance between actors and the auditorium – thus creating a sincere atmosphere and a special perception of what is happening on the stage.

Volhonka's repertoire is most diverse: classical novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky or Mikhail Bulgakov are next to modern works by the Presnyakov brothers; and plays by popular French playwright Francis Veber neighbour Martin McDonagh plots. The theatre also stages plays by local, Ural, writers, like, for example, Alex Bjerklund (Car Goes Seawards), or Nikolay Kolyada.

For nine years, the theatre has been cooperating with Director Alexey Yankovsky, who staged Days of the Turbins, Fools' Supper and others.

The theatre's head Tatyana Savinkova says the credo is to show excellent drama and actors' work, to surprise the audience and make it think.

The theatre is located in the heart of Ekaterinburg, in the Dom Uraloblsoveta condominium, which is an example of constructivism in architecture. It is in walking distance from the pedestrian precinct in Ulitsa Veinera (Veinera Street). Otherwise, take public transport to get to the theater.