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Teatr Narodowy is the most prestigious theater in the country and has a wide range of plays and performances. There are several stages and they each have different styles and content. The theater is by no means conservative, although they also present classics. They publish their schedule of performances well in advance, so it's easy to plan what you want to see. Poland's most famous stage actor, Jan Englert, appears here both on stage, and as a director.
The ardent theater goers in Warsaw can have a lot to look forward to at Teatr Kamienica. This theater offers an interesting combination of contemporary shows and old classics. Refer their website or contact them for more details on the current shows on their charts.
Opera lovers pay heed: Poland's Grand Opera, the Teatr Wielki, knows how to put on a show. Performances are always elaborate and sometimes over-the-top huge. Among favorite performances are Zorba the Greek with full choir accompaniment, La Traviata and a fabulous Nabucco. Set designs have been known to be so elaborate that the audience applauds spontaneously upon seeing them! This is definitely a fine night out. Proper dress is recommended.
Since 1961, Warsaw Opera Kameralna is one of the most successfully running operas of the city. The theater that houses performances is one of the most beautiful structures of the city. It is equipped with excellent acoustics and the audience frequenting this place is elite and arty. Events are diverse spanning multiple theater genres, and they enthrall the audiences unfailingly. Opera Kameralna is one of those rare places, that is bathed in culture and history. Visit website for more details.
Known for staging classic Jewish plays, Teatr Żydowski offers a lot for all the ardent lovers of Polish drama. Famous artists like Ester Rachel Kaminska and Ida Kaminska from the late 19th Century have contributed a lot in making this theater popular. On popular demand, famous fairy tales like Cinderella or Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are on their current program's list. So check the charts of Teatr Żydowski and catch up with some entertaining Polish or Yiddish plays.
Located inside the Akademia Teatralna im Aleksandra Zelwerowicza, Teatr Collegium Nobilium is the ghetto of performing arts in the campus. The place is used to host theatricals by students and upcoming artists as also by renowned theoreticians. Besides performing arts, the stage is also used to host concerts, events and more. If you are in the city and enjoy performing arts, Teatr Collegium Nobilium is the place you would want to head to. To know the list of shows and performances being held here, check the website.
The Hungarians and the Poles maintain large cultural centers in both Hungary and Poland. In Warsaw, the Hungarian Institute brings dancers and musicians (both classical and folk) to entertain. The performance hall is small but intimate, and events are often free, which is one of the main advantages of seeing performances at this venue. You also never know, if you will bump into an ambassador or two at these events. For those wishing to learn Magyar, language lessons are also available.
Teatr Maly presents a mixed bag of performances; everything from puppet shows to recitals to concerts. Some of it is geared towards children (with special shows for teens), while other items are meant for adults. It is also the venue where many regional companies (associated with the National Theater) perform when in Warsaw.