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Azerbaijan Academic Drama Theater

Azerbaijan Academic Drama Theater

 On 10th of March and 17th of April, 1873, under G.B Zardabi’s , N.B  Vizirov’s and A. Adigezalov’s (Corani) initiative with the active involvement of  M.F Akhundov set at the Baku stage the comedy - "Vizier of Lenkorans  Khanate” and “Haji Kara”. Founded in 1920, first as Azeri Joint State Theatre  troupe, also since 1922 included Russian and Armenian troupe, received final  clearance. Until 1929, was named Academic Drama Theatre

Russian Drama Theatre

Russian Drama Theatre

Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theatrenamed Samed Vurgun (450 seats), organized in 1923 on the basis of the Bakus free satire-troupes (in 1920). Originally itcalled the Baku working theatre (BRT). In 1937, named the Azerbaijani State Russian Drama Theatre. In 1956, gave the name S. Vurgun. Since middle of 20’s theatre modern drama ( "Lyubov Yarovaya"-Treneva, 1926, "Kremlin chiming clock"-Pogodin 
 Theatre of opera and ballet

Theatre of opera and ballet

Baku is one of the largest industrial and cultural centres in the East; but it is also a city of many museums and architectural monuments.In the very centre of Baku, amids the greenery of the sea-side boulevard stands this building so well known to lovers of music. Thousands of people visit Baku each year having heard of the Opera House’s beauty and eager to visit it. Theatrical life in Baku has a long history , and the Opera and Ballet House is the oldest of the theatres. 
Theatre musical comedy

Azerbaijan State Theatre musical comedy named Shihali Kurbanova (343 seats). Azerbaijani Popular musical comedy genre emerged in the early of 20 century. As opera that genre emerged after the creation of Hajibeyov. His comedy -"Husband and wife", written in 1909, was offered in 1910. In subsequent years, represented Hajibeyovs musical comedies- "That impossible, it possible"-(1911), "Arshin Mal Alan"-(1913). 
Theatre of young spectator

Azerbaijan State Theatre Young Spectator (433 places) - professional theater for children's audience. Created in 1928 as a Theatre of Baku child. Since 1936,function as Azerbaijan State Theatre younger audience. Since 1932, in the theatre's repertoire works azeri authors: "In the street" (J. Jafarov, S. Melikeganov), "Speed" (A. Atayev), etc. In 1940, in Moscow at all-USSR festival of Young theaters, our theatre get a well-deserved prize with performances as "Partisan Mamed"(S.Rahman, A.Iskenderov) and "Seyran"(E.Atayev, A.Ahmedov).
Puppet Theatre

Azerbaijan State Puppet Show named Abdullah Shaig (210 seats),was formed in 1931. In different years it was acted as: Independent Theatre (1931-1941; 1946-1950); Azerbaijani theater of young spectator (1941-1946)and within Azerbaijan State Philharmonic (1950). Since 1965 -Independent Theatre. There are Azerbaijani and Russian offices. In the first period there were put on theatre stage Azerbaijani, Russian and Western European theatrical plays