Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

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Saint-Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy
Санкт-Петербургская государственная академия театрального искусства
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Theatre Arts Academy building at Mokhovaya Street
Established 1779
Type Performing arts
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
Website www.tart.spb.ru

Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Russian: Са́нкт-Петербу́рская госуда́рственная акаде́мия театра́льного иску́сства, СПбГАТИ) is a theatre school in Saint Petersburg. Established in 1779, it is the oldest and largest institution of its kind in Russia.

History[edit]

The academy is the oldest and largest institution of its kind in Russia. The college has been reorganised and renamed many times. Its present name dates from 1993.

Structure of the academy[edit]

The largest institution of its kind in Russia, the academy now has approximately 950 full-time students with 200 faculty in four departments — Drama Department, Puppetry Department, Set Design and Stage Technology Department, and the Theatre Studies Department.

The Academy Theatre[edit]

The Academy Theatre gives public performances by students of the academy throughout the education process — from 10 to 16 different productions a year, amounting to between 150-180 public performances. The best performances are moved to leading theatres of Saint Petersburg, such as the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Lensovet Theatre, etc.

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Coordinates: 59°56′26″N 30°20′45″E / 59.9406°N 30.3458°E / 59.9406; 30.3458