Meyerhold Theatre Centre

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This small experimental theatre without a steady company boasts advanced technical capabilities, an all-purpose convertible auditorium, sophisticated machinery, a cornucopia of great ideas, and the name of a great theatre innovator on the facade. The Theatre has proved worthy of its name, backing the most controversial directing experiments. It also runs a series of educational programmes for young theatre lovers, hosts foreign companies on tour and lends its stage to international theatre festivals. The modern concrete and glass building, in which the theatre opened in 1991, could not look less like a theatre. It has two cafés, staying open at all hours, where celebrity sightings are frequent.