Founded in 1976. First performance – Petrik The Red Tiger, staged May 23 1977. The Red Tiger has become a virtual symbol of the theatre and is now kept at the puppet museum.
The puppet tiger owes its stage success to artist Leonid Bykov and the artistic spirit of the entire theatre company.
It had not been until 1979 that the theatre moved into a building of its own at 73 Ulitsa Pervomaiskaya Street.
The artistic menu of Mogilev’s puppet theatre has a very marked original bent, as they opt to keep off the beaten track preferring to innovate rather than follow streamline trends in the puppet theatre world.
The playwrights prioritize family values and seek to make puppet shows appealing to the entire family.
The theatre’s innovative producer and director Aleksei Lelyavski is now chief stage director at the State Puppet Theatre of Belarus on Minsk.
The puppet theatre has been on a great number of tours around Belarus, Ukraine, the Baltic States, Russia, Armenia, Moldova and Poland. The theatre company also participated in a series of international festivals, including Plovdiv in Bulgaria and Bergen in Norway. The theatre’s Galina Borisova won the Best Actress prize in Brest in 2000, while Nikolai Steshitz was given the Best Actor nomination.
Since foundation Mogilev Region’s Puppet Theatre has staged around a hundred performances under original plays by world literature classics.
Presently, they run over 20 plays to cater to children of different age groups.
Every year the theatre presents over 200 performances, visitor turnout exceeding 30,000.
Tickets are available at the booking office and at the official dealers’.
Address: 73, Ulitsa Pervomaiskaya Street, Mogilev
Tel.: (+375-222) 32-66-90, 32-66-47.