Alexandrinsky Theatre

The legendary Alexandrinsky Theatre

The legendary Alexandrinsky Theatre, fully titled as the National Drama Theatre of Russia (Alexandrinsky Theatre), is the oldest national theatre in Russia. Established by a special order of the Senate, signed on Saint Alexandre Nevsky day, August, 30 1756, by Peter the Great’s daughter Empress Elizabeth, it became the common ancestor of all future Russian theatres, so the date it was founded on is recognised as the Birthday of professional theatre in Russia. The Alexandrinsky Theatre foundation had also laid the grounds for Russian state policy towards theatrical art.