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Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan

The Republican Theatre of Young Lookers named after Yuldash Akhunbabaev or Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan.

The history of Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan (the former Theatre of Young Spectator) began in 1928 when the doctor S. Etien and the artist S. Malt decided to create the theatre and with the group of enthusiasts performed the play “Uncle Tom's Cabin” by motifs of famous novel by Harriet Beechet Stowe. At that time, the high-sounding name of the theatre implied nothing but the two creative people’s desire to familiarize children with dramatic art and instill them a sense of beauty. The Moscow Meyerhold Theatre presented costumes and stage scenery to the young theatre.

Since then, many classic fairy tales were staged within its walls, such as “The tinder-box”, “Three little pigs”, “Thumbelina”, “The Scarlett Flower”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and many other wonderful spectaculars where Theatre has always sought to not only show but also involve the little spectators in the performance.

Since 1991 the leader of the theatre became the Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nabi Abdurakhmanov and the group of the theatre-studio “DARD”, which he founded in 1988, joined the troupe of the theatre. It was the time of great changes in repertoire politics, creative process, training of new personnel and internal structure of the theatre. Since 1997 the theatre became the member of International Association of children’s and youth theatres – ASSITEJ, and Nabi Abdurakhmanov became the president of its Center in Uzbekistan. In 1998 the Tashkent Theatre of Young Spectator was renamed as Youth Theatre.

Today the repertoire of the theatre offers plays: - for young spectators: “Three Little Pigs”, “Terem-shok”, “Adventures of Funtik”, “Cat’s house” - for school children: “Cinderella”, “Fire Stricker”, “Thumbelina”, “Cherry Red Flower”, “The Gift to Beloved Princess” - and for adults: “The Fiddler on the Roof”, “Ecvus”, “Tartuffe”, “Creeps” and other.

The Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan represents our country in numerous international festivals and forums in various countries of the world.

Plays Begin: weekdays - at 18:30, on Saturday and Sunday – at 17:00.
Children’s performances start at 11:00.
Day Off: Monday