• 20
    january | Sa , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The School for Taxpayers  (16+)
    The School for Taxpayers (16+)
    Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr
    a comedy in three acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič
  • 27
    january | Sa , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Premiere
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    мастак Marijus Jacovskis
  • 28
    january | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Premiere
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    мастак Marijus Jacovskis
  • 30
    january | Tu , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Petr Gladilin
    a comedy

    director Dzmitryj Ciško
    set design Lidzija Małašanka, Kryścina Pieržukova
  • 30
    january | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The School for Taxpayers  (16+)
    The School for Taxpayers (16+)
    Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr
    a comedy in three acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič
  • 31
    january | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Pinsk Gentry  (14+)
    Pinsk Gentry (14+)
    Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič
    a farce vaudeville in one act
     
    Director Мikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Volha Mackievič

    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ...
  • 01
    february | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    People of the Marsh  (14+)
    People of the Marsh (14+)
    Ivan Mielež
    a Paleśsie chronicle in two acts

    Director Alaksandr Harcujeŭ
    Set designer Іhar Anisienka

  • 02
    february | Fr , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Paŭlinka  (12+)
    Paŭlinka (12+)
    Janka Kupala
    scenes from gentry life in two acts
     
    Director Leŭ Litvinaŭ
    Set designer Barys Małkin
  • 03
    february | Sa , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Night Before Christmas  (12+)
    The Night Before Christmas (12+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a theatre fantasy in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Zinovij Marholin
  • 04
    february | Su , 11.30
    Main Stage
    The Night Before Christmas  (12+)
    The Night Before Christmas (12+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a theatre fantasy in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Zinovij Marholin
  • 04
    february | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Local Cabaret  (16+)
    The Local Cabaret (16+)
    a cabaret in two acts
    after works by Marian Hemar, Julian Tuwim, Viktar Šałkievič
     
    Director Мikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Аlena Ihruša
  • 06
    february | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The School for Taxpayers  (16+)
    The School for Taxpayers (16+)
    Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr
    a comedy in three acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič
  • 07
    february | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector
    The Government Inspector
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    мастак Marijus Jacovskis
  • 08
    february | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Pinsk Gentry  (14+)
    Pinsk Gentry (14+)
    Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič
    a farce vaudeville in one act
     
    Director Мikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Volha Mackievič

    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ...
  • 09
    february | Fr , 19.00
    Main Stage
    ART  (16+)
    ART (16+)
    Yasmina Reza 
    a comedy in one act

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Alaksandr Arłoŭ

    СИНХРОННЫЙ ПЕРЕВОД НА РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК

  • 10
    february | Sa , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Evening  (14+)
    The Evening (14+)
    Alaksiej Dudaraŭ
    a requiem 
     
    Director Valeryj Rajeŭski
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 11
    february | Su , .
    Chamber Stage
    The Old-Fashioned Comedy  (16+)
    The Old-Fashioned Comedy (16+)
    Аlexei Аrbuzov
    a melodrama in one act
     
    Director Valeryj Rajeŭski
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 11
    february | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The School for Taxpayers  (16+)
    The School for Taxpayers (16+)
    Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr
    a comedy in three acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič
  • 13
    february | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector
    The Government Inspector
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    мастак Marijus Jacovskis
  • 16
    february | Fr , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Matches (14+)
    Matches (14+)
    Kanstancin Sciešyk
    a drama

    Director Taćciana Laryna
    Set design and costumes Kaciaryna Šymanovič
  • 16
    february | Fr , 19.00
    Main Stage
    ART  (16+)
    ART (16+)
    Yasmina Reza 
    a comedy in one act

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Alaksandr Arłoŭ

    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH

  • 17
    february | Sa , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Night Before Christmas  (12+)
    The Night Before Christmas (12+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a theatre fantasy in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Zinovij Marholin
  • 18
    february | Su , 11.30
    Main Stage
    The Night Before Christmas  (12+)
    The Night Before Christmas (12+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a theatre fantasy in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Zinovij Marholin
  • 18
    february | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Jeweller's Jubilee  (16+)
    Jeweller's Jubilee (16+)
    Nichola McAuliffe
    a melodrama of elegant age in two acts
    after the play Maurice's Jubilee

    Director Alaksandr Harcujeŭ
    Set designer Ihar Anisienka...
  • 20
    february | Tu , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Petr Gladilin
    a comedy

    director Dzmitryj Ciško
    set design Lidzija Małašanka, Kryścina Pieržukova
  • 20
    february | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Boor  (16+)
    The Boor (16+)
    Eliza Ažeška
    a Nioman myth in two acts
     
    Director Аlaksandr Harcujeŭ
    Set designer Іhar Anisienka
  • 21
    february | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector
    The Government Inspector
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    мастак Marijus Jacovskis

    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH

  • 22
    february | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Pan Tadeusz  (16+)
    Pan Tadeusz (16+)
    Adam Mickiewicz
    a two-act noble story
     
    Director Мikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Zinovi Marholin
  • 23
    february | Fr , .
    Chamber Stage
    Šabany  (16+)
    Šabany (16+)
    Alhierd Bacharevič
    a story

    director A. Hanum
    set designer A. Kamianiec
  • 23
    february | Fr , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The School for Taxpayers  (16+)
    The School for Taxpayers (16+)
    Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr
    a comedy in three acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič
  • 24
    february | Sa , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Black Lady of Niaśviž  (14+)
    The Black Lady of Niaśviž (14+)
    Аlaksiej Dudaraŭ 
    a mystic love legend in one act
     
    Director Valeryj Rajeŭski
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 25
    february | Su , 11.30
    Main Stage
    The Black Lady of Niaśviž  (14+)
    The Black Lady of Niaśviž (14+)
    Аlaksiej Dudaraŭ 
    a mystic love legend in one act
     
    Director Valeryj Rajeŭski
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 25
    february | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Two Souls  (16+)
    Two Souls (16+)
    Maksim Harecki scenes in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 27
    february | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Pinsk Gentry  (14+)
    Pinsk Gentry (14+)
    Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič
    a farce vaudeville in one act
     
    Director Мikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Volha Mackievič
  • 28
    february | We , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Petr Gladilin
    a comedy

    director Dzmitryj Ciško
    set design Lidzija Małašanka, Kryścina Pieržukova
  • 28
    february | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Jeweller's Jubilee  (16+)
    Jeweller's Jubilee (16+)
    Nichola McAuliffe
    a melodrama of elegant age in two acts
    after the play Maurice's Jubilee

    Director Alaksandr Harcujeŭ
    Set designer Ihar Anisienka......
  • 06 december
    The Government Inspector: Premiere Is Soon
    After The Government Inspector was premiered at the Alexandrinsky Theatre on April 19, 1836, tsar Nicholas I remarked: "Quite a play! Everyone gets it, and I most of all." 
    The classic Nikolai Gogol's play will be staged at the Janka Kupała...
  • 30 november
    The Seagull Tours In China
    The Seagull, directed by Mikałaj Pinihin, went on tour to the People's Republic of China. The show was performed for five times at four majour venues in four cities, namely Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, and Jinan. The host venue in Guangzhou was the famous...

On Tour

A national drama theatre is a great value for each country. It speaks to the audience in the language of its own nation, expresses thoughts and feelings of the nation through its literature. I hope the Janka Kupała National Academic Theatre will correspond to the soul of the nation as much as possible, support traditions, and discover new Belarusian writers, so that to make dreams of our geniuses Kupała, Kołas, Bahdanovič come true about independent, free, educated Belarus.

Мікалай Пінігін
Mikałaj Pinihin
Artistic director of the theatre
about
The Janka Kupała National Theatre is the oldest professional theatre in Belarus, the main dramatic venue of the country.
It was founded in September 1920 on the initiative of Fłaryjan Ždanovič, its first artistic director. For many years the Janka Kupała Theatre has been successfully retaining outstanding achievements of the national theatre art, combining traditional values with continuous artistic quest and creative experiments. The repertoire includes about 25 performances of different genres and forms after plays by national classics and modern authors. For this reason theatre actively collaborates with best playwrights, artists, and directors.

The photo: Belarusian State Theatre company, 1924.
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