Tretiy Etazh Theatre

Evgeniy Morozov/

Tretiy Etazh (or Third Floor) is a Kaliningrad theatre existing since 1995. Being a company of young actors, Tretiy Etazh is constantly in search of new forms. It’s a living, vibrant and daring creative collective. The core of the repertoire is made up of classical and modern international drama, poetry and prose. The big space is for adult and teen audiences (12 and older). Tretiy Etazh does an unconventional rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The soundtrack of the play consists of songs by the rock band DDT. The effect is an unusual, unexpected combination of content and form. 

The 50-seat space is reserved for children aged 5 and older. Due to the small size of this space, the actors and the audience are close to each other literally, as well as figuratively. The performances on the stage are sincere, outgoing and emotionally charged. The children’s repertoire includes dramas as well as comedies. One is Cosette, based on the novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. The central idea of the play, which makes both children and some of their parents cry, is that good always wins out in the end. Conversely, the stage adaptation of Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales makes the people in the audience laugh their heads off.