Navoi Theater

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Navoi Theater, Tashkent

The Navoi Theater or Theater of the Republic for Opera and Ballet named after Alisher Navoi (Республиканский театр Оперы и балета им. Алишера Навои) is the national opera theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


Designed by Alexey Shchusev, the theater was built in 1942-1947 and was opened to the public in November, 1947, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Alisher Navoi. During 1945-47, the Japanese prisoners of war participated in the building construction under forced labor.[1]

The theater has a capacity of 1,400 spectators. It has its main stage of 540 square meters.

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  1. ^ Japanese detainees and the Navoi Theater (in Marubeni Corporation web site)

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Coordinates: 41°18′33″N 69°16′18″E / 41.30917°N 69.27167°E / 41.30917; 69.27167