Samarskaya Ploshchad (Samara Square) Theatre began in 1987 as an experimental theatre-studio and later became a municipal drama theatre. Its very first production was a politically charged play that nearly led to the theatre’s closure if not for a Moscow commission and perestroika.
Now you will find a variety of plays in the theatre’s repertoire – Chekhov and Wilder, Gogol and Dostoyevsky, Ostrovsky and Schaeffer. All performances begin at 6:30pm (6pm on weekends). The theatre seats 146.
In 2007 the theatre moved to a historical building of a former cinema. Furor cinema housing 170 people opened in 1913 in a beautiful Art-Nouveau building (arch. Grigory Kotov). In the Soviet times the cinema was called Pervomaysky. In the 1990s the building was given to the theatre. It was neatly restored and is a little gem of this neighbourhood.
231 ulitsa Sadovaya
Tel.: +7-846-337-7748, 337-7750 (box-office)
Box-office is open daily 11am – 7pm.