Russian Theater, Events and tickets
At the moment the Russian Theater is the oldest among all theaters in southern Ukraine. It was founded at the end of the 19th century by a well-known philanthropist named Velikanov. His main purpose at that time was to present the most popular and beloved in Odessa, the troupe of Miloslavsky.
The first name of the main stage of Odessa "The Theater of Velikanova" did not exist for long, already in 1876 the founder resells his offspring to a new owner, who renames the theatrical stage to the "Russian Theater". Up until 1917, the most famous troupes from Italy, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France shone here.
The repertoire of the theater is very extensive - dramas, operettas, monologues, musical comedies and musicals. After the revolution, some renovations were made in the theater building, and it received the final name of the state Odessa Russian drama theater.
In 2001, the institution was closed for almost 2 years for the reconstruction of the stage and interior. After major repairs, the theater again opened its doors to the audience. Refreshing the appearance had an impact on the repertoire of the theater.
New young actors came to the troupe, whose spectator's talent had already been fully appreciated. Taking the best performances for the repertoire, the theater offered several new productions, which were favorably received by critics.
In 2009, the Odessa Theater received the status of an academic theater.