The Vakhtangov’s Memorial Flat

The Vakhtangov’s Memorial Flat (located on the Denejny Pereulok 12, flat 1) where Evgeny Vakhtangov lived during his last four years of life was opened 15 February, 2010.


Apart from the Evgeny Vakhtangov’s personal belongings, the exposition includes the room with the original furniture, the Vakhtangov’s personal library, the photos of his teachers, colleagues and friends, their caricatures and original pictures, the photos of the Vakhtangov’s plays and theatre posters. The room is approximated to its state of 1922. 


From the very beginning the staff of the Memorial Flat is open for all the visitors to tell about the Vakhtangov’s life and artistic heritage, his studio and dramatic teaching in the theatre.


Together with the department of the artistic declamation of The Shukin Theatre Academy and under the Vasily Lanovoy’s supervision the so-called “Readers’ Nights” are held in the flat. This tradition of actors and theatre scholars’ lectures was started by Vakhtangov and then was supported by other theatres.


There also are weekly lectures for the students of The Shukin Theatre Institute on the history of The Vakhtangov Theatre (including the first decade after Evgeny Vakhtangov’s death), and on his life, creative and teaching work.



The Vakhtangov’s Memorial Flat is open on the preliminary arrangement with the staff. Phone # +7 (499) 241 37 65