Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theater

The Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theater is a drama theater in Moscow. It was founded in 1913 as the Student Drama Studio, led by Evgeny Vakhtangov. The official opening date of the 3rd studio of the Moscow Art Theater (MKhAT) is November 13, 1921, on this day the play “The Miracle of St. Anthony” was shown. In 1926, the studio was renamed the Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theater after its founder and first director. In 1956 the theater was given the status of an academic.

Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov was a Russian-Armenian actor and theatre director. He was a friend and mentor of Michael Chekhov. He is known for his distinctive style of theatre, his most notable production being Princess Turandot in 1922.


Style: Empire
Architect: Pavel Abrosimov
Builder: Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR
Construction: 1946-1947
Opened: 1947
Refurbished: 2011
Capacity: 1055 seats


The theater box office is open daily, without breaks and days off, from 12:00 to 20:00.

The entrance to the ticket hall is located to the right of the main entrance to the theatre, behind the Princess Turandot fountain. Theater box office phone: 8-499-241-16-79.

At the box office of the theater you can pay both in cash and by credit card.

Working days: daily, 12:00–20:00.

Address: Arbat, 26. Nearest metro: Smolenskaya metro station (Filyovskaya line),  Arbatskaya (Filyovskaya Line), Arbatskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line).

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