Simultaneous translation

Dear visitors!

All of the Janka Kupała National Theatre productions are performed in Belarusian, but now you can watch them listening to a simultaneous English or Russian translation.


"Simultaneous translation" means that a translator will be reading for you an English (or Russian) translation of the text told by the actors on stage during the performance.

An English translation may be available at ToleranceThe Government InspectorJeweller's JubileeThe SeagullART, Pinsk Gentry, Two Souls, The Night Before Christmas, The Voiceless, and Paŭlinka.  A Russian translation may be available at each of these productions (except The Government Inspector) and at The BoorThe Evening, and People of the Marsh. Please, keep an eye on our playbill and Facebook page to track actual information for each performance. 

Before buying the ticket to our show, please, check if the service is available at the performance you want to visit. Such performances are marked with a special symbol on the page of the performance, or in the playbill.  Please, mind that the service is chargeable and its price is not included in the cost of the ticket. It will cost you 5 BYN.

The radio set will be provided to you by the ushers or ticket collectors after you enter the lobby of the theatre and show them your ticket. If you are going to use the service, we kindly ask you to come at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the performance so you could pay for it and take your seat in time. Mind that if you are late and the show has already begun, no translation may be provided. 

How to use the radio set:

1. The start\stop button is on the front panel of the device.

2. Receive channels are numbered from 0 to 4 and are shown on the display of the device. The simultaneous translation is broadcasted on the channel 1.

3. Choose the channel 1 using the switch on the right side of the radio set, if needed.

4. Adjust the headphone volume using the switch on the left side of the radio set. Mind that the sound of translation may disturb other spectators or artists, so we strongly recommend you to choose the lowest volume suitable for you.

Please, do not shield the radio transmitter because it will prevent the set from taking in the signal. We ask you kindly to turn in the radio set to the ushers after the show.

Should any question arise, please do not hesitate to consult the ushers.