LITHUANIAN NATIONAL DRAMA THEATRE JOINS THEATRON
We are delighted to welcome a new member to the Theatron family: the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. The Lithuanian National Drama Theatre was founded on October 6th 1940, when the show Hope by the Dutch playwright Herman Heijermans was performed at the (then) Vilnius State Theater. Today the Theatre building is undergoing its biggest reconstruction in forty years. Last year a New Hall was opened, later this year a new Small Hall will be opened for experimental and small-scale productions. With its newly furbished Great Hall, the theatre will have an overall seating capacity of 1200.
Although widely recognised in Vilnius city by its symbolic sculpture of the three Muses which crowns the entrance, the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre is also well known for its socially engaged, mixed media drama plays and documentaries. With works by Krystian Lupa, Árpád Schilling, Lukasz Twarkowski, Saara Turunen, Anna Smolar, Jo Strømgren and Grzegorz Jarzyna having been produced during the last decade. The current season offers the audience works inspired by science fiction which present insights into the future of humanity.
Martynas Budraitis, the General Manager of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre says, “Our theatre strives to be abreast of cultural, artistic, social responsibility and theatre management developments, so we are very excited to start working with a new software tool that, we are sure, will make planning processes much more efficient. There are only a few theatres in Lithuania that use custom-made programmes for theatres right now but we hope that repertoire planning software becomes indispensable in a few years to come for all theatres in Lithuania”.
Read more about the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre here.
We are very excited to start working with the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre team!
Photo by Irmantas Gelūnas