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Teatr imienia Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza Zakopane

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Theatre Zakopane

Budynek z muralem przedstawiającym portret Witkacego. W budynku mieści się scena główna teatru.

ul. Chramcówki 15, 34-500 Zakopane

tel. +48 182000660
fax. +48 182068297
The Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Theatre (Witkacy Theatre) was founded in Zakopane by a group of graduates of the Ludwik Solski Academy of Dramatic Arts from Kraków in 1984. Today it is a cultural institution of the Małopolska Province.

One of the ideas of the Theatre is to discover and refer to the very valuable cultural heritage of Zakopane and to provide an opportunity to experience the metaphysical feeling of “strangeness of existence” through theatre. Even the seat of the Theatre - the former Water Treatment Facility of Doctor Andrzej Chramiec - in the times of its glory in the first half of the 20th century was the place of meetings for the intellectual and artistic elite.


Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885–1939), better known under his pseudonym Witkacy, was a famous writer, playwright, painter, photographer and philosopher, who worked during the inter-war period and part of his life was closely connected with Zakopane. This versatile artist is impossible to classify while his works are ahead of his time. Often considered a scandalmonger, he lived in solitude, misunderstood; he initiated the artistic avant-garde in Poland.

Better to end in beautiful madness than in grey, boring banality and stagnation. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

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