built in 1893, doubles as
Krakow's opera house.
Krakow features prominently on
the theater map of Europe. Its legendary Narodowy Stary Teatr (National
Old Theater) counts among the continent’s best companies of
players. Like most Krakow repertory theaters it runs several playhouses
of varied capacity including its sizable main venue in the 200-year-old
theater building, Poland’s oldest, at 1 Jagielonska street. It has a
formidable local competitor in the
whose grand edifice of 1893 at the Plac Sw. Ducha square doubled many
decades as an opera house.
Krakow’s other repertory companies are the
theater, 6 Karmelicka street at Krupnicza street, the Scena
theater at 16 Krasinskiego street in the downtown area, and the
Teatr Ludowy theater in the os. Teatralne residential
quarter of the largely industrial
district of Nowa Huta.
Teatr Variete opened at 71 Grzegorzecka street,
determined to entertain the general public with comedies and
musicals. There is also the
theater at 2 Skarbowa street that specializes in the puppet and mask
productions for children. Relatively new arrivals with fixed addresses and
steady stage productions are the Teatr Laznia Nowa theater
at 25 Os. Szkolne, the Teatr KTO theater at 8 Gzymsikow street, and
the Teatr Nowy theater at 21 Gazowa street.
In addition to the above-mentioned established temples of dramatic
art Krakow boast an array of independent ventures that comprise a
fairly lively and diverse off scene. And Krakow’s famous Panstwowa
Wyzsza Szkola Teatralna (Higher State Theater School) is a
force in its own right. For one thing, every year it dispatches a
new contingent of actors and directors who before soon tend to
occupy the center stage all over the country. For another,
productions at the school’s two playhouses, featuring students but
staged by the best Polish directors, sometimes receive rave reviews.
Booking Offices of Krakow's Repertory Theaters.
Narodowy Stary Teatr (National Stary Theater) has
its booking office is at 1 Plac Szczepanski square,
phone number 124224040, fax 122927512, email
Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego
(Juliusz Slowacki Theater) has its booking office at 1
Sw. Ducha Pl.,
phone number 124244525, phone/fax 124224022, email
Teatr Bagatela has its booking office at 6 Karmelicka
phone number 124245209, fax 124224544, email
has its booking office is at 34 os. Teatralne,
phone number 126802112, fax 126802154, email
Krakowski Teatr Scena STU
has its booking office at 16 Krasinskiego street,
phone number 124222744, email
Teatr Variete has its booking office at 71 Grzegorzecka
phone number 124427802, email
Teatr Groteska has its booking office at 2 Skarbowa
phone number 126333762 or 6329200, fax 126339965, email
Other theater companies in Krakow
Teatr Laznia Nowa has its ticket office at 25 os Szkolne
phone 124250320, fax 124250321, email
Teatr KTO has its ticket office at 8 Gzymsikow street
phone 126237300, email
Teatr Nowy has its office at 21 Gazowa street
manager's phone 0500450849 (mobile), email
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