• 19
    december | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Weltmeister Accordion (15+)
    Weltmeister Accordion (15+)
    Mark Merman
    a dramatic concert

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 22
    december | Sa , 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...
  • 23
    december | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Tolerance (16+)
    Tolerance (16+)
    Yasmina Reza
    a comedy after the play God of Carnage

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič

    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH

  • 26
    december | We , 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

    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH......
  • 27
    december | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Two Souls  (16+)
    Two Souls (16+)
    Maksim Harecki scenes in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 28
    december | Fr , 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

    СИНХРОННЫЙ ПЕРЕВОД НА РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК......
  • 29
    december | 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
  • 30
    december | 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
  • 02
    january | We , 11.30
    Main Stage
    Paŭlinka  (12+)
    Paŭlinka (12+)
    Janka Kupala
    scenes from gentry life in two acts
     
    Director Leŭ Litvinaŭ
    Set designer Barys Małkin
  • 02
    january | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Paŭlinka  (12+)
    Paŭlinka (12+)
    Janka Kupala
    scenes from gentry life in two acts
     
    Director Leŭ Litvinaŭ
    Set designer Barys Małkin


    СИНХРОННЫЙ ПЕРЕВОД НА РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК

  • 02
    january | We , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Love as Militarism (16+)
    Petr Gladilin
    a comedy

    Director Dźmitryj Ciško
    Set designer Lidzija Małašanka, Kryścina Pieržukova
  • 03
    january | Th , 11.30
    Main Stage
    Paŭlinka  (12+)
    Paŭlinka (12+)
    Janka Kupala
    scenes from gentry life in two acts
     
    Director Leŭ Litvinaŭ
    Set designer Barys Małkin
  • 03
    january | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Paŭlinka  (12+)
    Paŭlinka (12+)
    Janka Kupala
    scenes from gentry life in two acts
     
    Director Leŭ Litvinaŭ
    Set designer Barys Małkin


    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH

  • 03
    january | Th , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Radio Prudok (16+)
    Premiere
    Radio Prudok (16+)
    Andruś Horvat
    a journal

    Director  Raman Padalaka
    Set designer Kaciaryna Šymanovič
  • 04
    january | Fr , 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
  • 04
    january | Fr , 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
  • 04
    january | Fr , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Radio Prudok (16+)
    Premiere
    Radio Prudok (16+)
    Andruś Horvat
    a journal

    Director  Raman Padalaka
    Set designer Kaciaryna Šymanovič
  • 05
    january | Sa , 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
  • 05
    january | 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


    СИНХРОННЫЙ ПЕРЕВОД НА РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК......
  • 06
    january | 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
  • 06
    january | Su , 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
  • 08
    january | Tu , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Radio Prudok (16+)
    Premiere
    Radio Prudok (16+)
    Andruś Horvat
    a journal

    Director  Raman Padalaka
    Set designer Kaciaryna Šymanovič
  • 15
    january | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Hangmen (16+)
    Premiere
    Hangmen (16+)
    Martin McDonagh
    a black comedy

    Director Vital Kraŭčanka
    Set desgn Barys Hierłavan
  • 16
    january | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Hangmen (16+)
    Premiere
    Hangmen (16+)
    Martin McDonagh
    a black comedy

    Director Vital Kraŭčanka
    Set desgn Barys Hierłavan
  • 17
    january | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector  (16+)
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Marijus Jacovskis
  • 18
    january | Fr , 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 ENGLISH......
  • 19
    january | 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
  • 20
    january | 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
  • 20
    january | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Two Souls  (16+)
    Two Souls (16+)
    Maksim Harecki scenes in two acts

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Barys Hierłavan
  • 22
    january | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    Tolerance (16+)
    Premiere
    Tolerance (16+)
    Yasmina Reza
    a comedy after the play God of Carnage

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Rusłan Vaškievič
  • 23
    january | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector  (16+)
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Marijus Jacovskis


    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH

  • 24
    january | Th , .
    Chamber Stage
    Harvest (16+)
    Premiere
    Harvest (16+)
    Pavieł Pražko
    a comedy

    Director  Dzbmitryj Ciško
    Set design Andrej Žyhur
  • 24
    january | Th , 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
  • 25
    january | Fr , 19.00
    Main Stage
    ART  (16+)
    ART (16+)
    Yasmina Reza 
    a comedy in one act

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Alaksandr Arłoŭ
  • 25
    january | Fr , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Harvest (16+)
    Premiere
    Harvest (16+)
    Pavieł Pražko
    a comedy

    Director  Dzbmitryj Ciško
    Set design Andrej Žyhur
  • 26
    january | 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


    SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH......
  • 27
    january | 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
  • 27
    january | Su , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector  (16+)
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Marijus Jacovskis
  • 27
    january | Su , 19.00
    Chamber Stage
    Eĺza's Land (16+)
    Eĺza's Land (16+)
    Yaroslava Pulinovich
    a life
     
    Director Alena Hanum
    Set designer Kaciaryna Šymanovič
  • 29
    january | Tu , 19.00
    Main Stage
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (16+)
    Premiere
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (16+)
    William Shakespear
    fairy songs

    Director Andrei Prikotenko
    Set designer Volha Šaišmiełašvili
  • 30
    january | We , 19.00
    Main Stage
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (16+)
    Premiere
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (16+)
    William Shakespear
    fairy songs

    Director Andrei Prikotenko
    Set designer Volha Šaišmiełašvili
  • 31
    january | Th , 19.00
    Main Stage
    The Government Inspector  (16+)
    The Government Inspector (16+)
    Nikolai Gogol
    a comedy

    Director Mikałaj Pinihin
    Set designer Marijus Jacovskis

On Tour

  • Radio Prudok. Paleśsie tour
    On July 7th the Janka Kupała National Academic Theatre went on a short tour to Paleśsie, the area where the action of the best-selling journal Radio Prudok had taken place, to perform the same-titled production in Kalinkavičy. The tour was supported ...

A national drama theatre is of great value to each country. It speaks to the audience in the language of its people; it expresses thoughts and feelings of the nation through the works of its literature. I hope the Janka Kupała National Academic Theatre will still agree with the Belarusian soul, that it will support traditions and discover new Belarusian writers to achieve the dream of our geniuses Janka Kupała, Jakub Kołas, and Maksim Bahdanovič about independent, free, and educated Belarus.

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

The photo: Belarusian State Theatre company in 1924.
Ticket information
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7 Engels st, Mіnsk, 220030, Republic of Belarus