Theatre news

9 February

The Vakhtangov Theatre team send its warmest wishes to Elena Mikhailova who celebrates her birthday on February 10. 

7 February

Meeting openness and transparency requirements, the Vakhtangov Theatre sets a new page on its website. This page opens access to Theatre reports named "Artistic Projects of the Vakhtangov Theatre":

31 January

On the 7th of February at 19.30 The Vakhtangov Theatre will run an Internet conference with Olga Lerman, a young star of the Theatre.

30 January

The Vakhtangov Theatre is holding a press conference to introduce its guests, Italian actors performing famous "Danza Macabra" in Moscow. February 10, 2017 at 13:00

20 January

2017 is a special year due to two outstanding dates: Rimas Tuminas has been leading the Vakhtangov Theatre for the decade, and on the 20th of January Maestro is celebrating his 65th anniversary. Jubilee festivity took place at the New stage of the theatre.

19 January

Anna Karenina is set to premiere in North America on January 19, 2017.

16 January

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation sent a telegram to the superb Russian actor.

15 January

Vladimir Etush awarded ’75 years of Moscow battle’ medal




14 January

The Vakhtangov Theatre has lots of beautiful traditions. Gathering all together for celebrating the Old New Year on the 13thth of January is one of them. Some further explanations might be needed. Such a festivity as the Old New Year appeared in Russia because of the difference between the Gregorian and the Julian calendars. Besides, in the Vakhtangov Theatre we do believe that 13 is a lucky number. Particularly, because Eugene Vakhtangov was born on the 13th of February.

Images (c) Dariya Khaustova, PhD

28 December

We suggest to your attention some recent pictures from the Simonov Branch. The ground floor is almost ready. 

19 December

December, 23 2016 at 14:00 the Simonov Branch of the Vakhtangov Theatre shall be represented to journalists and to the Ministry for Culture officials.

18 December
One of the most adored by audience performances of the Vakhtangov Theatre “Mademoiselle Nitouche” is presented for the 300th time. Unique night: all cast on stage! 3 Celestins, 3 Denises… And marvelous Maria Aronova is starring at the operetta for the 300th time!
Foto © Valery Miasnikov
9 November

Congratulations to one of the best Russian theatre and cinema actors – Victor Sukhorukov – on his 65th birthday.

4 November

A special TV-programme by "Russia-Culture"

4 November

Russian stage and cinema celebrities welcome a performance by Rimas Tuminas Directors Laboratory trainee Gulnaz Balpeisova to the repertory of the Vakhtangov Theatre.

1 November

The stars of the programme in the 96th theatre season are:
Vladimir Ivanov
Alexey Kuznetsov
Further programmes shall be announced soon

19 October

The second season of the  “Theatrical Russia” is launched.

18 October

Valentina Matviyenko attended a performance staged by the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, the Honoured Arts Worker Vladimir Ivanov

14 October

An international theatre workshop by the director Eric Lacascade at the Vakhtangov theater. The play “We, the heroes” (“Nous, les héros”) by Jean-Luc Lagarce.


12 September

Today we celebrate the opening of the 96th theatre season of the Vakhtangov Theatre. We recall the previous season: 539 performances at our stages at the Arbat street, 74 performances during touring. 295,000 viewers of our shows at the Arbat street.


31 August

Tickets sale for the evenings with Vakhtangov theatre actors in ART-CAFE is on

24 August

"Eugene Onegin" participates in the international project "Stage Russia HD". In cinemas from 15 September.


25 July

September, 15 the "Eugene Onegin" broadcast starts in the American cinemas.


27 June

This time one of the most appreciated Russian theatre awards was given to three Vakhtangov Theatre actors: Vasiliy Lanovoy, Euginia Kregzhde and Vladimir Simonov

1 June

Vasiliy Lanovoy is announced to be awarded with the "Crystal Turandot"

27 May

A new doble-decker train commemorates Mikhail Ulyanov. The ceremony is held on May, 28 in Saint-Petersburg

20 May

TOP Theatre is ON

8 May

Foto by Valeriy Miasnikov

30 April

The broadcasting of the movie-version of “EUGENE ONEGIN” is scheduled for September 2016.

12 April
June and July 2016: schedule 
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