National Drama Theatre
Theatres in Tashkent
There are 540 seats in this theatre's auditorium. Tickets can be purchased in advance or directly before the beginning of a play. Performances staged in this theatre are all in Uzbek. Those spectators who do not speak Uzbek will be interested in the musical Choreographic performance "Oh, woman", staged on the basis of the legends and songs of Uzbek folklore.
Plays of various genres are staged in the Uzbek national academic drama theatre - comedies, dramas, tragedies, classical plays and those of modern authors.
Comedy staging pokes fun at various everyday situations, using people's humor, the techniques of traditional street theatre, and modern interpretations of ancient custom. Examples of this are "Fairy tales of ancient times" - a play based on short novels of classic of Uzbek literature by G. Gulyam, and the amusing comedy "Parable of the red apple".
E. Lessing's play "Nathan the Wise" is devoted to the philosophical issues of learning the truth of the background of the fight for power and religious opposition in Central Asia and Middle East. World classics are represented by the plays of Shakespeare, "Hamlet" and "Midsummer night's dream".
The theatre began its history in 1914, when Abdullah Avloniy created the amateur troupe "Turon". Later, this amateur troupe became a professional drama theatre, which received the status of Academic Theatre in 1937, following the decision of the government.
The Uzbek national drama theatre has been located in its current building since 1967. Since then the building has been renovated numerous times, and in 2001 was restored completely.
Address: 34, Alisher Navoi Str.
Phone: (+998 71) 244 17 51, 244 33 75
Plays begin: at 18:00, Tuesday-Sunday
Ticket price: from 1.5 to 2 US$