Founded in 1956 by a group of young actors – graduates of the Moscow Art Theater School. The leader and first artistic director of the theatre from 1956 to 1970 was Oleg Nikolaevich Efremov. In 1972, the troupe chose actress Galina Volchek, who directed Sovremennik for the next 47 years, as its chief director.
During the existence of the theatre, the troupe went on tour in many cities of Russia, as well as abroad. The theatre made its first tour in 1958, visiting Irkutsk, and for the first time went abroad in 1966, showing performances in Czechoslovakia. Performances of Sovremennik were staged in theatres in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Sochi, Volgograd, Chita, Novosibirsk, Magnitogorsk, Sverdlovsk and others. The troupe was on tour in Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Israel, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, USA, Finland, Switzerland, France, Ukraine and other countries. Sovremennik became the first Russian theatre to have a big tour in London in 2017.
Working days: daily, 12:00–19:30
Nearest metro: Chistye Prudy, Turgenevskaya, Sretensky Boulevard.
The tickets prices start from 4000 roubles.