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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.
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.
Spend an evening at Teatr Kwadrat and get a dose of some amazing talent. Teatr Kwadrat (Theater Square) is known for the comedies and fun plays. Most of the performances are often based off the work from popular authors like Alan Ayckbourn, Ray Cooney, Philip King, Bernard Slade, Eric Chappell and Donald Churchil to name a few. There are also English, French and American plays performed, although in Polish. Special emphasis is on presenting plays by Polish authors. The artists are well-known and are invited from all over the world to perform. A visit to the Theater Square is a must!
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.
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.
Lalka is a famous puppet theater, which attracts both kids and adults to its shows. Performances are puppet shows only, but often feature modern turns and effects. The name Lalka means 'doll.' Performances are on throughout the week. Even if your kids don't speak Polish, they will usually enjoy the puppet antics.