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Narodowy Stary Teatr Kraków

The National Old Theatre in Kraków

Budynek Narodowego Starego Teatru mieszczący się w Krakowie.

ul. Jagiellońska 1, 31-010 Kraków

tel. +48 124224040
It is one of the oldest theatres in Poland. Since the 1950s, it has been a place of famous and innovative productions. It bears the name of an outstanding actress Helena Modrzejewska. In 1991, it obtained the legal status of a national stage.

It was founded in 1781 on the initiative of Mateusz Witkowski, a Warsaw actor. The main seat of the theatre is located at Szczepański Square. However, the performances of the Chamber Stage take place at Starowiślna Street. The current repertoire consists of stagings of contemporary texts and reinterpretations of classics, innovative multimedia and music projects. The Old Theatre remains open to young artists. Since 2009, the Old Theatre has been a member of the international Mitos21: European Theatre Network, bringing together prestigious European theatres and creating international theatre projects. The MICET Interactive Museum/Centre for Theatre Education operates at the theatre. It is a network of small rooms - studios, with scattered props, books, fragments of stage design and design classics from Old Theatre productions referring to five themes: FREEDOM, WE/THEY, EMOTIONS, BODY, NEW. Paths with elements of education and workshop exercises have been marked out around these themes. You can also use theatre applications on-site: director's copies, set design, audio library and virtual actor. The applications draw into the world of imagination of directors, actors, stage designers, authors of music and choreography, inspiring independent creative activities in the spaces of the interactive exhibition.

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