Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theater

In the 1920s, with the assistance of the Bat Battalion and local actors in Baku, the State Independent Theater of Criticism and Agitation (Theater Satyragit) was established. The first play in the theater was performed on December 20, 1920. The program included scenes-compositions in the pop genre from Parrot and Carousel. In 1937 the theater received national status and became known as the Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theater. At the end of the 19th-century Russian troupes began to actively perform in Baku. The most famous of these troupes was the theater group led by Polonsky. This troupe performed at the Tagiyev Theater for more than twenty years. The theatre, with its fixed repertoire, props and clothing stores, and many decorative designs, were performing five days a week. With the consent and permission of Polonsky, the building of the Tagiyev Theater was rented to various Azerbaijani theater groups on Fridays. In February 1918, the building was exposed to a terrible fire. After this accident, the troupe began to collapse. In the spring of 1920, Russia's "Yarasa" theater made a tour Baku. In April of the same year, the collective collapsed regarding with Red Army's attack. Some members of the troupe did not return to Russia, stayed in Baku. The State Theater of Independent Criticism and Entertainment ("Satiragit") was created in Baku to promote the Soviet ideology with the forces of their local actors. Their first performance on the ideology of theater was on December 20, 1920.

What you get

normal price: 3-11$
with GoBakuCard: Free

Hours & Admission

: Closed
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Getting there

Russian Drama Theatre

Address: Khaqani street 9, Baku/Azerbaijan

Contacts:(+994) 12 493 00 63

9 minutes on foot from Sahil Metro Station