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Taras Shevchenko Opera & Ballet Theatre


Opera, Ballet & Theatre

Enjoy culture and the arts at affordable prices.

Kiev (Kyiv) enjoys a history and culture that very few European cities can match. There are more than 50 theatres in Kiev (Kyiv) offering a wide range of high quality performances, a proud legacy which is firmly entrenched in the culture of Ukrainian people. From Opera to ballet or the more contemporary arts, Kiev offers a diverse rich variety of cultural activities. 

Opera, Ballet & Theatre in Kyiv (Kiev) is extremely good value. Even if your not a big fan of the arts you should dress-up in your finest and enjoy something special.

The Best Opera, Ballet & Theatres in Kyiv

Taras Shevchenko National Opera
and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

If you are a lover of Ballet and Opera, or you have never experienced it before, you should make it a priority to visit this very old beautiful historical theatre. This is your chance to enjoy a fantastic performance at a fraction of the cost you would normally pay. Culture runs through the heart of Kiev (Kyiv), the capital of Ukraine is widely regarded as the cultural centre of Eastern Europe.

The National Philharmonic of Ukraine

National Philharmonics is a must-visit in Kiev (Kyiv) for music-lovers. Often referred to as the Kiev Philharmonic , it was founded in the 19th century when cultural life in the city flourished. The hall itself was built on  European Square close to the centre near the main street of Khreschatyk

Kyiv Academic Puppet Theatre

This is an excellent theatre to take the kids but if you are out-and-about site-seeing, this is an equally enchanting theatre from the outside.  The theatre is based on a fairy-tale castle surrounded by children's story characters such as Pinocchio and Thumbelina. The Kiev puppet theatre is the oldest of its kind in Ukraine.

Kiev Academic Puppet Theatre

Lesya Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre

A chance to immerse yourself in Russian and Ukrainian cultural Drama. A theatre with rich traditions and is often referred to as the "theatre of the human soul." All performances are primarily in Russian. The Lesya Ukrainka Theatre is located in the old part of Kiev (Kyiv), at the cross-roads of Pushkinskaya and Bogdana Khmelnitskogo Streets, just a few steps from Khreschatyk, Kiev’s main street.


Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre

If you want to learn and understand a little about Ukrainian culture then the Ivano Franko Drama Theatre is a great place to start. The theatre was built in 1898, and the theatre, named after the famous Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko, has been performing since 1926. The repertoire consists of classical, dramatic and musical performances. Performances are in Ukrainian. It has been the working place for some of the most famous Ukrainian artists and actors.

Ivan Franko Theatre

Koleso Kiev Academic Theatre

Kyiv Theatre "Koleso" (which means the wheel) was founded in 1988 by Iryna Klishchevska (art director, director, stage director, actress). In 2008 the Theatre "KOLESO" was awarded academic status. This is a small cosy theatre situated in the old part of Kiev on Andrievski Descent.

Koleso Kyiv Academic Theatre

And the Best of the Rest

Ukraina National Palace of Arts
Ukraine National Palace of Arts

Kyiv, Kiev, B. Vasilkovskaya, 103, Ukraine

Situated very close to Palats Ukraina Metro Station and not to far from the city centre. The National Palace of Arts holds regular rock concerts and shows of all kinds. 

Kiev National opera
National Academic Theatre of Opera

53/3 Chervonoarmiyska St, Kiev, Ukraine

Great music-live orchestra, opera at its best and sensational value for money.

National circus of Ukraine

Peremohy prospect. 2, Kiev 01135, Ukraine

The history of the Circus in Ukraine began in the IX century. 

Super circus and a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend two-and-a-half-hours.

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