Museums & TheatersNizhny NovgorodNizhny Novgorod: Museums & Theaters

Russia is, one of the world’s great cultural destinations. Museums & Art is everywhere in Russia. Here is below list of some famous Museum of the Nizhny Novgorod:

Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum

The Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum is one of the oldest regional museums in Russia. It occupies two historic buildings located in the city center. The collection of Russian art contains a rich collection of icons and almost all the iconic painters of the 18th-20th centuries – Bryullov, Savrasov, Shishkin, Aivazovsky, Repin, Serov, Korovin, Serebryakova, Roerich, Kustodiev, Malevich, Larionov, Kandinsky and others.
Opening hours: Monday – day off
Tue., Wed – 10.00-18.00
Th – 12.00-20.00
Fri., Sat., Sun. – 11.00-19.00
Address: 3, Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Technology and Defense Industry

The Nizhny Novgorod City Museum of Technology and Defense Industry, better known as Victory Park, was founded back in 1983.
At present, Victory Park is a cultural, educational, information and exhibition center of the city of N. Novgorod, located in a picturesque place on the embankment of the Grebnoy Canal.
There are more than 35 units of equipment in the park such as: MIG-27, L-29 Dolphin aircraft, T-10M, T-34, BMP and BTR tanks, BM-13 Katyusha, guns and other military equipment
Opening hours: daily, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, the embankment of the Rowing Canal (Victory Park)

Museum of Entertaining Sciences “Quarks”

There are many optical illusions and puzzles, including such large-scale exhibits as the Ames Room and the Tilted Room.
Some of the exhibits demonstrate the interaction of man and the environment and how a person can effectively use the laws of physics and the forces of nature.
Do not forget to look into the Dark Room, where you will see what colors the white color consists of, you can draw a portrait of your friend and see how hot your heart is with your companion
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 10:00 – 19:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 20:00
Address: st. Rodionova, 165, bldg. 13, Shopping Center Hansa

The Museum of A. D. Sakharov

The Museum of A. D. Sakharov is not only a memorial, but also a “meeting place” for people whose life positions are similar to the worldview views of a world famous scientist.

The exposition of the museum is not something frozen, given once and for all. Thanks to the work of museum staff and the expansion of contacts, funds are replenished and new exhibits appear. Now the third version of our permanent exhibition, made using modern printing technologies, has already been presented to visitors. And, despite the fact that the area of ​​our exhibition hall is only 18 sq.m. we managed to make the exposition as saturated as possible, containing information on all periods and events in the life of Academician Sakharov. About his ancestors, Nizhny Novgorod, about study and family, about scientific work and social activities, about the period of exile and the last years of his life. The new showcase displays the model of the most powerful hydrogen bomb, state awards of A. D. Sakharov (model), books from the history of the Atomic Project, the first edition of A. D. Sakharov’s book “Memoirs”. Newspaper publications of different years talk about what the inhabitants of our country could learn about A.D.Sakharov in different years. About how rapidly our society has changed over the past thirty-five years.
Open: Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10: 00-17: 00
Address: 214 Gagarin Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Museum of the River Fleet

The Museum of the River Fleet at VGUVT – the country’s first river museum called the Museum of the Volgar, was organized in October 1921 at the initiative of the Volgars of the Saratov District Commissariat of Water and due to the great interest of workers to the history of the Volga. The organizer and first head of the Volgar Museum was the 25-year-old long-distance navigator Fedor Rodin. In 1935 The museum is being transferred to Gorky – GIIVT and is located on the fourth floor of the educational building of the university. In the following decades, the Museum is constantly updated with personal collections of specialists and veterans of the Volga.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00-16: 00
Address: st. Minina, 7/55, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 4)

Toy Museum

The Toy Museum in Nizhny Novgorod has a collection of toys that have been played by children for the past hundred years. The museum contains toys of Soviet and foreign production. The history of the collection began 15 years ago, when the artist Alexander Lavrov acquired the first toy that has already become old.
The toy museum is located in three halls, one of which is used as a doll room. Soldiers from the period of the 50-90s, old bears, doll furniture and dishes, musical instruments, board games and even a real sandbox were assembled. You can also see the heroes of Soviet cartoons, remember the school and uniforms and look at the first slot machines.
In this unusual museum, the most valuable exhibits are behind the windows, and visitors will even have the opportunity to play with some toys.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10: 00-17: 00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 8, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium Named After G.M. Buckwheat

The Nizhny Novgorod planetarium today is:
– Russia’s first digital planetarium, one of the best in our country and Europe;
– the only center in the Nizhny Novgorod region for the widespread popularization of knowledge in the field of astronomy, astronautics, earth sciences (annually more than a thousand popular science lectures and programs);
– a center for additional (astronomical) education for schoolchildren and extracurricular work with students (the Astronomy and Children’s Astro-Cosmic Center operates in the planetarium, astronomical Olympiads dedicated to Nizhny Novgorod scientists are organized, intellectual cognitive games, quizzes, etc.);
– a methodical platform where monthly oral magazines “We and the Universe”, astronomical lounges, conferences, and astronomical calendars are organized to help teachers;
– A meeting place with astronauts, scientists, spaceport veterans, creative intelligentsia;
– An open observatory equipped with telescopes for amateur observations;
– a unique concert and theater platform;
– A cultural and educational center where you can celebrate a children’s birthday under the stars, spend an unforgettable romantic evening, visit various interesting exhibitions, listen to music accompanied by the original full-dome video.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9: 00-21: 00; Sat, Sun 9: 00–20: 00
Address: Revolutionary St., 20, Nizhny Novgorod

Russian Museum of Photography

The Russian Museum of Photography is the first photographic museum in Russia dedicated to the history of photography, the life and work of world-famous photographers A.O. Karelin and M.P. Dmitriev.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11: 00–18: 30; Thu 12: 00–19: 30; Sat, Sun 11: 00–16: 30
Excursions- The maximum number of people in a group is 15 (for the excursion “In the light of a magic lantern” – 10).

The emergence and development of photography XIX-XX centuries. on the example of photographic equipment and photographs of this period, a story about the work of Nizhny Novgorod photographers A. O. Karelin and M. P. Dmitriev.
Address: st. Piskunova, 9A, Nizhny Novgorod

House-Museum of Christmas tree Decorations “Ariel”

The Museum of Glass Christmas Decorations “Christmas Tree House” at the Ariel Factory opened on November 29, 2013. In the museum’s collection you can see both rare Christmas-tree decorations of the 1930s and modern ones created at the factory. The museum also presents historical evidence and documents on the origin of the production of Christmas tree decorations made of glass on Nizhny Novgorod land. Tours are organized for organized groups throughout the year: guests visit the glass-blowing workshop and art workshop as part of the tour, as well as participate in a workshop on painting Christmas trees toys. There is a Christmas tree decoration store at the museum.
Opening hours: daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: sh. Fat factory, 8A, Nizhny Novgorod

Technical Museum

This is a unique collection of ancient equipment and tools of the famous Nizhny Novgorod collector Vyacheslav Khurtin.
The rich exposition, has more than two thousand exhibits, and reflects the heyday of artisanal production and industry of Russia in the 19th – early 20th centuries, and also affects the achievements of the country’s industrialization in the Soviet era.
The Technical Museum is a collection of exhibits in working condition. Factory machines, tools, models of transport and musical equipment demonstrate the development of engineering in Russia.

Zoo Museum

The Zoological Museum is an educational and scientific unit of the Nizhny Novgorod State University, part of the university museum complex. The exposition and scientific funds of the zoo museum are built on a systematic principle, located at the Faculty of Biology on an area of more than 200 square meters. m. The museum has a restoration and taxidermy workshop.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9: 00-16: 00
Address: Ave. Gagarina, 23, bldg. 1, Nizhny Novgorod

Museum of Archaelogy and Ethnography

The Department of Ural People is one of the largest centres of ethnology working up complex researches in the field of ethnography of turcig, finno-ugric and east-slavic peoples.
For all history of the Department the Museum of Archaelogy and Ethnography has been its constituent part. Now there are about 200 thousand objects in its funds. Here are concentrated unique archaeological collections, authentic costumes and ofjects of different nationalities’ mode of life.
There are 9 halls showing our region’s history from Stone Age up to Middle Age. The last expositions are devoted to culture and ethnography of bashkirs and other nationalities in Bashkortostan.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10: 00-17: 00

Museum of Living Bread

There are several museums of bread in Russia, but rye is the only one, and it is located in Nizhny Novgorod. The unique object is located within the walls of the Faculty of Processing Technologies of the Nizhny Novgorod Agricultural Academy. The museum was opened in 2015 on the initiative of the rector of the Agricultural Academy A.G. Samodelkin and the newspaper “Land of Nizhny Novgorod” to promote a healthy lifestyle, increase the image of the agricultural sector of the region. Today in the museum you can learn about the history, significance, traditions, modern production of rye bread and the healing power of rye. The museum displays objects of peasant life that helped to produce bread: a plow, millstones, and a fake Russian stove. Visitors are shown a collection of raw materials used for the production of rye bread. In the long term, expanding the exhibition area, holding tastings of bakery products and kvass, and baking workshops. The rye bread museum is open all year round and is ready to receive t ists on a free basis by prior request.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10: 00–19: 00
Address: Shirokaya, 4/16, Nizhny Novgorod 603001, Russia

Museum of Communications

The museum is located in the city center, in the building of the House of Communications, which is one of the architectural sights of the Soviet period in Nizhny Novgorod. Anyone can find out about the way telephone communication has gone in its development (from telegraph to the Internet) by visiting the permanent exhibition of the technical museum. The museum collection has many interesting exhibits. For example, you should pay attention to the Morse telegraph apparatus.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00-17: 00, break 12: 00-13: 00
Address: 56 Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., Nizhny Novgorod

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Geological Museum

The Geological Museum of Volgageology JSC is the only sufficiently comprehensive and versatile geological museum in Nizhny Novgorod and the region.
The exposition part of the museum is represented by a unique lithological-stratigraphic collection in the region, confirming the validity of the stratigraphic division of the section, as well as its accompanying collections: paleontological and minerals. Exposition materials are placed in stratigraphic sequence and chronological order. The museum has a collection of minerals and rocks of almost all kinds.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: from 08:00 to 18:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Vaneeva street, 18

Museum of the History of Law Enforcement Agencies

Thematically the museum consists of three sections:
-exposition “Museum of Military History” (military-historical exposition dedicated to the history of law enforcement agencies and the army in Russia)
-exposition “The history of the fight against crime in Russia” (a tool for punishing offenders in Russia from ancient times to the beginning of the XX century)
-exposition “Secrets of ancient civilizations” (the history of the primitive world, ancient civilizations, ethnography of the peoples of Russia and the world)
Opening hours: daily: from 10:00 to 20:00
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, 53

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

The heart of the historical part of Nizhny Novgorod, a unique military engineering building of the early 16th century, and the oldest architectural monument of the city.

Guests of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, on their own or with a guided tour, can take a walk along its vast territory, the wall and admire the panorama of the city from it, as well as go into the four existing towers where the museum exhibits are located:
– Dmitrievskaya tower (history of the Kremlin, department of nature);
– Nikolskaya tower (exhibitions about the wars of the twentieth century);
– Zachatskaya tower (archeology of medieval Nizhny Novgorod).
Novgorod, when the chain of fortifications of the city was wooden. In the years 1500-1511. a stone Kremlin was built to protect the southeastern borders of the Moscow state.
There are currently 13 towers in the Kremlin. The length of the Kremlin wall is more than 2 km. Government and cultural institutions, historical and architectural monuments are located on the territory of the Kremlin, eight of them are of federal significance.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–17: 00
Address: Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Minin and Pozharsky Square

Rukavishnikov Manor

Originally a two- storey brick mansion on the Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment belonged to Serapion Vezlomtsev, a merchant of the first-grade guild. In the 1840s Vezlomtsev failed to pay the entire sum of his debt and the mansion fell into the hands of M. Rukavishnikov, the owner of the first in Nizhny Novgorod steel foundry and great usurer. His heir Sergei Rukavishnikov preferred to have the house turned into a majestic complex in the style of Italian palazzo on Verkhne-Volzhskaya embankment. He invited P.S. Boitsov, an architect from Moscow and M.O. Mikeshin, an artist from St. Petersburg, famous in finishing facades with rich d?coration. A decision was made to reconstruct the old house remaining the supporting walls, to which two wings – western and eastern, were attached. Caryatides, statues of female figures, occupy window piers. Atlases are used as a supporting pillar for the balcony on the second -floor level. All of them were executed according to M. Mikeshin’s sketches and call forth associations with a baroque Italian palazzo.
The mansion communicates with a two-storey brick outhouse by a covered gallery on the second-floor level. The outhouse is distinguished for its simplicity, balance and characterized by restrained use of decoration.

Since 1994 the Rukavishnikov’s mansion – masterpiece of the 19th-century Russian eclectic style architecture – had been undergoing reconstruction. In the fall of 2010 the works were finished. Now the Museum, restored to its original glory is opened wide in welcome to all.
The residents and guests of our city will learn new facts about the history of the famous mansion, written nowadays by our contemporaries.
Guided tours, concerts, all kinds of theatrical and festive occasions, presentations, creative meetings, scientific conferences, programmers for young visitors are regularly held in the Rukavishnikov’s mansion
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 10: 00-17: 00; Fri-Sun 12: 00–19: 00
The beginning of sightseeing tours – every hour (from two people):
Tue, Wed, Th. – 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00.
Fri., Sat., Sun. – 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00.
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Verkhne-Volzhskaya nab., 7

Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after M. Gorky

For theater lovers, as well as for real sports fans, it is very important to have all the possible information about who you sympathize with and who you support, as well as the opportunity to chat with each other. Therefore, we are very glad that we have yet another territory of love, another place where information and communication will become a reliable companion, a faithful staff for lovers of the theater and sympathizing with our Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater. Gorky.
Our site in the long term is a maximum of information and an open platform for everyone – both applauding us and opponents.
Our theater is already many years old, we play the 221st season. Despite this age, I think we have something to say to people today. Therefore, we value and seek a sympathetic look, a cordial response. And they themselves are ready to share emotions, beauty, the sound of native speech, everything that makes up spirituality and humanity.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–20: 00, break 13: 20–14: 00
Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 13, Nizhny Novgorod.

Comedy Theater

On February 16, 2017, the Comedy Theater, in Nizhny Novgorod, turned 70 years old.
First there was the “Sniper”. April 23, 1942 in Gorky, this theater of miniatures and pop music with a talking name, established at the Philharmonic. Laughter as a weapon against the enemy, laughter as a pillar of people’s stamina has become the main repertoire, staging and performing idea.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–20: 00, break 14: 20–15: 00
Address: Georgian St., 23, Nizhny Novgorod

Theater with Taste

The Culinary Theater “Theater with Taste” is a creative workshop where every guest becomes an actor, participant, chef, immersed in the atmosphere of time and place of each specific performance. Children in a playful way learn new information about the history, traditions, culture of different countries, learn to cook both the simplest and most unusual dishes. Parents enjoy the emotional atmosphere, communication with interesting people, acquaintance with culinary secrets in combination with delicious food.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 10:00 – 18:00.
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, st. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 43

House of the Actor. V.V. Vikhrova

Opening date of the Actor’s House February 14, 1990
In December 2006, a memorial plaque in honor of Vladimir Valentinovich Vikhrov was opened on the facade of the House, and the House of the Actor began to bear his name.
Today, the Actor’s House is:
a meeting place for the actors
platform for independent experimental work.
In the building complex
an auditorium with 236 seats, a spacious lobby
a restaurant,bar.
Hours: daily, around the clock
Address: st. Piskunova, 10, Nizhny Novgorod


Theater “Iron” – the most chamber theater in Nizhny Novgorod (only 20 seats) on one of the most beautiful streets of the city – Rozhdestvenskaya street.
The performances of the “Iron” theater are performances for the thinking and feeling audience. The performance takes place at arm’s length from the viewer. After each performance, a meeting with the creative group and discussion.
Opening hours: Fri 17: 00-22: 00; Sun 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 24V, Nizhny Novgorod

Mayakovka, 10

Mayakovka 10 is an art club in one of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Nizhny Novgorod – Rozhdestvenskaya.
In our art club you can visit not only an art exhibition or concert, but also become a member of a variety of cultural projects.
Come to us to have a rest – and bring your ideas and dreams. We hold concerts, theatrical performances and performances, parties, creative meetings and other thematic events.
Opening hours: daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Rozhdestvenskaya St., 10, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 4)

Center for Theater Excellence

The Center for Theater Arts (DTM) has existed in Nizhny Novgorod since September 2016. Its founders are Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, teacher, director, actor of the Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky Alexander Suchkov and actor of the Comedy Theater Evgeny Pykhtin. The space was created by them at their own expense, the funds of indifferent Nizhny Novgorod and philanthropists in order to promote the actual theater in the capital of the Volga region. This is a unique initiative for our city.
The CTM became the first independent venue to unite the chamber theaters of the city. The performances are presented here: “Little Theater” (director – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Suchkov), “Chamber Junker” theater (director – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Elena Firstova), “Andrei Yarlykov Studio Theater” (director – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Andrei Yarlykov), directors and teachers Lev Kharlamov and Alexander Ryapisov, actor and director Konstantin Kibardin. In addition, TTC implements its own projects and hosts touring groups from Russia and abroad. The unique format of the space and the transformer hall make it possible to embody the most daring directorial ideas and experiments. After some productions, discussions are held. DTM is a new drama, experimental forms, dialogue with the viewer.
There is an acting studio on the basis of DTM, where anyone can unleash their creative potential and overcome internal barriers.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11: 00–20: 00
Address: Varvarskaya St., 32D, Nizhny Novgorod (floor 3)


The Piano Theater has existed since 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod boarding school for deaf children.
Theater actors do not hear music, applause. But the musicality, expressiveness, mastery of their stage language causes a powerful resonance in society.
A field of interaction arises between the audience and the actors – a single field of co-participation, co-creativity, co-experience. Both children and adults who have experienced this feeling, this good “Piano” effect, are eager to repeat it again.
The main technique is improvisation in the stage space, an intuitive search and the actualization of relevant themes and images in a concrete art form. Improvisation – as a creative method of teaching and creating performances, as a method of corrective pedagogy.
Actors “sing music with their bodies”, independently changing the nature and form of movement in accordance with today’s tasks, improving the character and form of feeling and thinking.
This “visible music” is both a theme and a way of conducting a lively dialogue with the audience, many of which do not even suspect that these boys and girls on stage do not hear, they cannot hear applause.
Over its 33-year history, the Piano Theater has played a huge number of performances for a variety of spectators on the prestigious stages of the capital’s theaters, as well as in children’s hospitals, orphanages and schools. The theater has participated in more than 70 international theater festivals and events in 17 countries: in Russia, Germany, France, the USA, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, England, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, France, Canada, Monaco, China, Japan.
The leaders of the Piano Theater are Vladimir and Marina Chikishevs. The authors of the original technique aimed at developing the ability to creatively interact with the surrounding space through movement, plastic, rhythm.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8: 00–20: 00
Address: Ankudinovskoe sh., 9, Nizhny Novgorod (building 122)

Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A.S. Pushkin

It was founded in 1935 as the Gorky Opera and Ballet Theater. It was housed in the reconstructed building of the former People’s House, built with the assistance of M. Gorky and F. Chaliapin in 1903 (architect P. Malinovsky). It opened on October 24, 1935 with the opera “Prince Igor” by A. Borodin. February 28, 1936 the first ballet is shown – “Don Quixote” by L. Minkus. The formation of the theater is associated with the names of director B. Pokrovsky, conductors A. Erofeev, I. Zack, choreographers V. Kononovich, M. Tseytlin, artists A. and V. Mazanov. Since 1937 – to them. A.S. Pushkin. “Pushkin” performances traditionally occupy a significant place in the repertoire, since 1986 the Pushkin festival of opera and ballet art “Boldinsky Autumn” has been held. In 1993, a choreographic department was opened at the Nizhny Novgorod Theater School. E.A. Evstigneeva. Since 1994 – academic. Member of various national and international festivals, including May Opera Nights in Skopje, Macedonia (1995, 2003), Ohrid Summer, Macedonia (2003). Tours: in the USSR and the RSFSR –– 34 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev; Abroad – Spain, Italy, France, USA, China, Korea, Germany, Macedonia. – International productions: the opera by A. Dargomyzhsky “Stone Guest” together with the Roman Academic Philharmonic (1998, Rome); the opera “Ivan Susanin” in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje, together with the Macedonian National Theater (2003, the capital of Macedonia, Skopje). Since 1986, the theater development strategy, which implies, in particular, the expansion of international contacts, has been determined by its director, Anna Dmitrievna Ermakova
Opening hours: daily, 9: 30–19: 00, break 14: 00–14: 30
Address: st. Belinsky, 59, Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Chamber Theater of Opera and Musical Comedy named after V.T. Stepanova

It was created in 1991 by Vladimir Timofeevich Stepanov. The basis of the troupe was students and graduates of the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. M.I. Glinka. The repertoire initially included opera classics (Faust by S. Gounod, Barber of Seville by J. Rossini, Carmen and Pearl Seekers by J. Bizet, Queen of Spades P. Tchaikovsky) and operettas (Sevastopol Waltz by K. Listova, “Hot Blood” by I. Strauss). In 1997, the musical The Phantom of the Opera by E.L. Webber was first staged. The theater repeatedly made long (up to 20 days) trips to Russian cities (Vladimir, 1997, 1998; Yaroslavl, 1998, 2000, 2002; Murom, 1997). After the death in 1998 of V.T. Stepanov, S.V. Mindrin became the artistic director. Continuing the traditions of Stepanov, the theater actively attracts artists to the troupe who are able to work in the musical genre. The last 5 years he has been working in the premises of the House of Officers of the Nizhny Novgorod Garrison. It has high-quality sound equipment, including for working on tour.
Opening hours: daily, 12: 00–19: 00
Address: 32 Jubilee Blvd., Nizhny Novgorod


One of the oldest cultural institutions of Nizhny Novgorod, the Theater of Young Spectators dates back to 1927, when the youth branch of the main city theater was created by the efforts of young artists on the initiative of the famous Nizhny Novgorod director and actor Sobolshchikov-Samarin. Founded thanks to the initiative of the graduates of the theater college, the Theater for Young Spectators managed to gain popularity among the public in the first years of its existence. Despite the lack of their own stage and rehearsal base, the actors and directors were able to create a theater that was strikingly different from its academic counterparts by the freshness of their views and the brightness of stage decisions.
The Theater of the Young Spectator in Nizhny Novgorod (in 1938, the city of Gorky) received its first permanent home on the tenth anniversary of the opening, and after only a few years, the Youth Theater troupe went to the front as part of propaganda teams. The collective met the years of the Great Patriotic War with patriotic productions, and in its post-war repertoire, preference is increasingly given to classical works.
From the beginning of the sixties of the twentieth century, the Nizhny Novgorod Theater of Young Spectators managed to enter the vanguard of Soviet art. On his stage there were performances, which were talked about by true connoisseurs and theater critics. In the repertoire of the Youth Theater in those years, there was a place for both Shakespeare’s classical works and plays by contemporary authors – Mark Rozovsky, Alexander Vampilov and other playwrights, who later conquered the theater world with the depth of their work.
One of the best youth theater of the country, the Nizhny Novgorod State Theater of Young Spectators in the late seventies found a new home – a building on Gorky Street. A decade later, a small stage was opened – an experimental site, immediately loved by both young theatergoers and their parents. In its modern history, the Youth Theater has gained fame thanks to the brilliant reading of classical works – performances based on the plays of Chekhov and Lope de Vega managed to conquer not only the audience, but also demanding colleagues. Many of them were awarded prestigious awards at theater festivals, the theater and its troupe repeatedly became winners of the Golden Mask Prize, confirming the status of the collective, which is not alien to creative experiments, year after year.
Opening hours: daily, 10: 00–19: 00, break 14: 20–15: 00
Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 145, Nizhny Novgorod

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