The theatre is named after one of the major Uzbek figures in the intellectual history of Tsarist Turkestan: Muqimiy (1850-1903) was the pen name of Muhammad Aminhoja Mirzahoja, a prolific poet who, through his writings, stimulated a national awakening. The theatre that bears his name was opened in 1929 and initially staged opera and drama productions. In 1939, as the Uzbek Opera House, it began to specialise in musical productions. The present building was complete in1943. It is still primarily an opera theatre with a repertoire that is predominantly Uzbek.

Address: 187 Gafurov Street


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