The Ivan Vazov National Theatre (Bulgarian: Народен театър „Иван Вазов“, Naroden teatar „Ivan Vazov“) is Bulgaria's national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the city, with the facade facing the City Garden.
Founded in 1904 by the artists from the Salza i Smyah company, it was initially called simply the National Theatre, but before being named after the prominent writer Ivan Vazov it also bore the name of Krastyu Sarafov between 1952 and 1962. Vazov's play The Outcasts was the first to be performed at the theatre when it opened. The theatre's Neoclassical building, designed by famous Viennese theatre architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner, was finished in 1906 and opened on 3 January 1907. The building was extensively damaged by a fire in 1923 during an anniversary celebration, but was reconstructed in 1929 by German architect Martin Dülfer.
|Monday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
|Friday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 – 10:30 PM|
*Just Me* | Feb 28, 2018
Awesome place.Extraordinary theatre with stunning decor. Beyond the 'pretty building', the productions I've seen here have been superb, with innovative use made of the space, including breaking down of traditional audience and performer spaces. It's a great location that attracts very high quality international actors.A great theatre. What they put on here is top quality. I've day seated here before and the view from the front row is excellent without straining your neck. I've also sat at the back of the dress circle. It's quite far up and can feel a bit distant from the action but the sight lines are good.
Moni In This Beach | May 18, 2018
Beautiful park full of people. There are lot of benches where you can rest. There are also some few cafes or stanbys where you can order some refreshing drinks. You have an option to register in local small library and borrow a book to read. Really nice place where to spend your time.
Georgi Ivanov | Mar 4, 2018
A beautiful building with extraordinary architecture and very good really professional staff inside - some of the best Bulgarian actors and performances which deserve to be seen. As a start of the Theater is considered 1901, when an order for establishing a theater group was issued and the construction of the building began at 1903. The building was burnt in 1923 and reconstructed at the end of the 20's of the 20th century. The last reconstruction of the National Theater was in 1971-73.
Димитър Ангелов | Apr 11, 2018
The National Bulgarian Theatre is an amazing building, historical for the bulgarian culture. Filled with history and amazing theatrical pieces. If you're a theatre lover you should consider going.
Bart Oversteegen | Apr 23, 2018
Really nice park in front of theatre to picnic, lunch, drink something! Good activities inside of this place! So plan a visit here when you’re in Sofia
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