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17. Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

Authors

RECONSTRUCTION ARCHITECTS – V. ir A. Nasvyčiai, SCULPTOR – S. Kuzma, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER – J. Marozienė, ENGINEER – V. Anevičius, 1981.

About

How many times have you passed by the national drama theatre? Or maybe you have been there many times but always dreamed of looking what is behind the scenes? During this amazing Open House Vilnius weekend you will be able to take part in excursions through premises, which only actors, lighting, stage, scenery professionals and administration visit. This time muses invite you all to discover the theater as a masterpiece of architecture!

How many times have you passed by the national drama theatre? Or maybe you have been there many times but always dreamed of looking what is behind the scenes? This time muses invite you all to discover the theater as a masterpiece of architecture!

When in 1981 Drama Theatre opened its doors many people were astonished by a calm, moderate, and modest interior. Authors refused to make it dominant and chose a different approach adjusting it to the scale of the city. Theatre stands out with a recessed main entrance from the street, which continues to the lobby. It has a hight difference only of one step from the sidewalk level. Forged brass sculpture “Festival of muses“ by Stanislovas Kuzma is the only expressive accent over the entrance, which has become the main symbol of the theater.

Moderation, peace and context are felt not only looking at the main facade but also by internal spaces of the theater. Restrained composition, simplicity of details and decorative elements are not to astonish but to concentrate attention, gradually prepare for the performance.

“Projects of modernism, which is also known as international style were sensitively and individually inserted into the existing urban environment and the internal space was constructed to create an impression of a free space.” – these are memories of one of the architect V. Nasvytis.

During this amazing Open House Vilnius weekend you will be able to take part in excursions through premises, which only actors, lighting, stage, scenery professionals and administration visit.

Visiting time

Sat 10:00-19:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Tours take place every 30 minutes. Last tour on Sat. at 18:00 and on Sun. 17:00.

How to get there?

Nearest bus stops – Arkikatedra, V.Kudirkos aikštė

Address

Gedimino str. 4
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