THEATRES IN YEREVAN
Theatres run deep in Armenian culture. In Yerevan, the first performance, “Woe to Wit” by Griboedov, was staged in 1827.
In Yerevan there is a big choice of the repertories of concert halls and theatres. Tourists can visit Marionette (The Pantomime) Theatre, Yerevan Chamber Theatre, enjoy the Opera Performances and visit concerts of Armenian dancing ensembles.
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIC THEATRE AFTER GABRIEL SUNDUKYAN
This theatre, situated near “English Park”, was founded in 1921. Gabriel Sundukyan, an outstanding Armenian writer and playwright, is the founder of modern Armenian drama. Today, the theatre performs not only national but also foreign performances.
Address: 6 St. Gr. Lusavorich Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 52 76 70
THE RUSSIAN STATE DRAMA THEATRE AFTER K. STANISLAVSKY
This theatre is situated in the centre of Yerevan just in front of the Moscow Cinema. It was founded in 1936. The theatre may be proud of having such a world known artist as Armen Jigarkhanyan. The visitors in this theatre can enjoy many performances in Russian.
Address: 7 Abovyan Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 56 91 99
THE STATE MUSICAL COMEDY THEATRE AFTER HAKOB PARONYAN
This theatre is situated just behind the Armenia Marriott hotel. It was officially opened in 1942 with the operetta “The King Cheers Up” by Rudolf Nelson. In 1962 the theatre was named after the famous Armenian comedian Hakob Paronyan. The theatre was a six-time-award winner at the International festivals held in USA, Syria, Iran, Georgia and Yerevan.
Address: 7 Sargsyan Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 58 01 01
YEREVAN DRAMA THEATRE AFTER HRACHYA GHAPLANYAN
This theatre was founded in 1967 by the People’s Artist of URSS Hrachya Ghaplanyan. He was also the artist director of the first performances “Optimistic Tragedy” Vseolod Vishnevsky. The diverse repertoire includes both the works of classical and modern authors: “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare, “My heart is in the highland” by W. Saroyan and etc.
Address: 28 Isahakyan Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 52 47 23
THE YOUNG SPECTATORS’ STATE THEATRE OF YEREVAN
This theatre was founded in 1929. The theatre is situated in Moskovyan street. It is one of the popular theatres among the youth and children. Currently, the theatre presents productions of various Armenian authors and international classics such as Shakespeare, Schiller, Goldoni, Moliere, Ostrovsky, Saltykov-Shchedrin and Sophocles.
Address: 3 Moskovyan Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 56 30 40
THE STATE CHAMBER THEATRE OF YEREVAN
This theatre which is considered to be one of the favorite theatres of Armenians and foreign guests, is situated near the Matenadaran. It was opened in 1982. The theatre together with other Soviet six theatres was awarded a Grand-Prix in 1985. During its history, the theatre has staged about 60 plays.
Address: 58 Mashtots Ave.,
Tel. + 374 10 56 60 70
THE HAMAZGAYIN THEATRE
This theatre is situated in Amiryan Street in the building of the State University of Theatre and Cinema and was founded in 1991 by People’s Artist of the USRR Sos Sargsyan. Officially, the theatre was opened in 1992 with the play of “The Mayor of Sanità” by Eduardo De Filippo. The troupe of theatre includes a lively mix of famous as well as up-and-coming artists, and has taken part in many international Festivals.
Address: 26 Amiryan Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 53 94 15
THE ARTISTIC THEATRE AFTER MHER MKRTCHYAN
This theatre was founded in 1986 by People’s Artist of the URSS Mher Mkrtchyan. The first performance was “The Bakers Wife” by Marcel Pagnol. Mher Mkrtchyan was the director and main character of this performance.
Address: 18 Khorenatsi Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 56 42 27
THE PUPPET THEATRE AFTER HOVHANNES TUMANYAN
This theatre is situated on Sayat Nova Street. It was founded in 1935 and was named after one of the greatest Armenian poets and writers Hovhannes Tumanyan, who is considered to be “the supreme poet of all Armenians”. This theatre is popular especially with children as its repertoire includes performances of both Armenian and world famous tale writers.
Address: 4 Sayat-Nova Ave.,
Tel. + 374 10 56 32 44
THE STATE MARIONETTE THEATRE OF YEREVAN
This theatre, situated on Mashtots Avenue, was established in 1987. It was the first Marionette theatre (in Yerevan), where the plays were performed both for the junior and the senior audience. The theatre was awarded many prizes both international and local.
Address: 43 Mashtots Ave.,
Tel. + 374 10 56 24 50
CINEMAS IN YEREVAN
There were many Cinemas in Yerevan during the Soviet period in Armenia. Nowdays only two of them are in function and they are in the centre of the city. However, there are cinemas with modern equipment in the large shopping malls as well, like Dalma Garden mall, Yerevan mall and Rio mall.
THE MOSCOW CINEMA
The “Moscow” Cinema is located in the centre of Yerevan, on Abovyan Street. The building is an integral part of the fabulous architectural bouquet of old Yerevan. It was built in 1935. There are 4 halls. During summer the Moscow Cinema also provides the opportunity of watching movies outdoor, in the open air hall.
Address: 18 Abovyan Str.,
Tel. + 374 10 52 12 10
THE NAIRI CINEMA
The Nairi Cinema is one of the oldest cinemas of Yerevan. It has functioned since 1920 and until 1950 it was on Amiryan Street. Then it was removed to another building which is situated in the centre of Yerevan at the crossroads of Mashtots Avenue and Isahakyan Street. The Nairi Cinema has 3 halls.
Address: 50 Mashtots Ave.,
Tel. + 374 10 54 28 29