Theater

Overview: Theatres in Uzbekistan

Overview: Theatres in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has a strong background in drama, music and dance. As in so many areas of Uzbek culture, there are…

Uzbek State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi

Uzbek State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi

It was founded on the basis of Uzbekistan’s first musical ensemble. This group, originally formed in 1923, was an…

Academic Russian Drama Theatre of Uzbekistan

Academic Russian Drama Theatre of Uzbekistan

Founded in 1934; it acquired its present name in 1936. The repertoire is international, with an emphasis on modern drama…

Ilkhom Theatre

Ilkhom Theatre

Founded in 1976 by Mark Weil, this was the first independent, experimental theatre in the Soviet Union. From the outset…

Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan

Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan

Founded in 1928, this theatre opened with a dramatization of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. Initially, Russian and Uzbek theatre…

Uzbek State Music Theatre named after Mukimi

Uzbek State Music Theatre named after Mukimi

The theatre is named after one of the major Uzbek figures in the intellectual history of Tsarist Turkestan: Muqimiy (1850…

Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre

Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre

Founded on the basis of the theatrical ensemble ‘Turon’, which in 1914 gave a public performance of the ground-breaking…

Tashkent State Musical Comedy Theatre (Operetta)

Tashkent State Musical Comedy Theatre (Operetta)

Founded in 1972, the first director was Alexander Ginsburg, an internationally renowned Russian dissident and human rights activist. Ginsburg had…