A musical theatre appeared in Kaliningrad in 2001 and initially was housed in the building of the former television centre. In 2012, the theatre moved to the restored building of the Culture and Recreation Center of the Fishing Industry. The theater's founder and director is Honored Art Worker of Russia Valery Lysenko. The Musical Theatre is energetically experimenting with young actors and directors, staging joint projects with theatres from other cities. Its list of productions includes operas, operettas, musicals and stage plays.