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Rīga Russian Theatre
Rīga Russian Theatre (RRT) – the oldest Russian drama theatre beyond the borders of Russia – opened on 2 October 1883.
“The Seagull” by Chekhov, a unique international project staged by the world famous German director Peter Stein in association with the Edinburgh International Festival, marked the theatre’s 120th anniversary. 2004-2005 season was opened with a double premiere – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by E. Albee, staged by Roman Kozak in Russian and Latvian languages. This unusual bilingual project became a part of the cultural integration programme developed by the theatre.
The current RRT repertoire includes both Russian and world classics, as well as works of new playwrights. Performances from all genres are staged in the Large and Small Halls, including musical performances and performances for children. Theatre often goes on tour and successfully participates in different festivals.