Lensovet – Drama Theatre

St. Petersburg Academic Theater named after Lensovet – Drama Theatre was created in Leningrad in 1933 under the name “New Theater”, in 1953 it was renamed the Leningrad Theater named after the Lensovet.

Occupies the former mansion of Prince V.P. Golitsyn on Vladimirsky Prospekt, 12 (architect Mikhailov 2nd).

The theater was founded in 1933 by a group of artists (including Ksenia Kurakina, Roman Rubinstein, Mikhail Rozanov, Alexander Zhukov, Vera Kuznetsova) led by director Isaac Kroll, a student of Vsevolod Meyerhold.

It opened on November 19, 1933 in the house of the former Dutch Church on Nevsky Prospekt, with the 20th performance of “Mad Money” based on the play by A. N. Ostrovsky, staged by Kroll, and was called the “New Theater”.

In 1953, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of its founding, the theater was given a new name – the Lensovet Leningrad Theater.

Ticket office: daily, 11:00–20:00, break 14:00–14:30.

Address: Vladimirsky prospekt, 12, St. Petersburg

Nearest metro: Dostoevskaya, Vladimirskaya, Mayakovskaya

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