Green Theatre

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Green Theatre
Yaşıl teatr
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General information
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Completed 1960s

The Green Theatre (Azerbaijani: Yaşıl teatr) is an open air theatre in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.[1] The theatre seats 2500 spectators.

The theatre was built in the mid-1960s on the initiative of the city's major of the time Alish Lambaranski. The Green Theatre was built as a venue intended for important cultural events.

In 1993, the theatre ceased functioning. In August 2005, Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan ordered to carry out repairs works in the theatre.[2][3] Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ilham Aliyev said:

"Thanks to all who participated in the construction of the theatre. I hope that this place will turn into the favourite entertainment place of the people of Baku."

On July 25, 2007, Hajibala Abutalybov, the current mayor of Baku, signed a decree on the creation of the Green Theatre Concert Complex of Baku.

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Coordinates: 40°21′37″N 49°49′50″E / 40.36028°N 49.83056°E / 40.36028; 49.83056