Alexander Duchnovič Theatre

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The Alexander Duchnovič Theatre
Alexander Duchnovič

The Alexander Duchnovič Theatre (Rusyn: Tеатр Александра Духновіча, Teatr Aleksandra Duxnoviča, although the sign in the adjacent photo reads Tеатр Александра Духновича; Slovak: Divadlo Alexandra Duchnoviča), located in Prešov, is the only Slovak theatre providing plays in the Rusyn language.


The Alexander Duchnovič Theatre was founded in 1945 as a Ukrainian national Theatre (Rusyn language was officially prohibited[citation needed]). In 1990 after Velvet revolution and fall of communism in Czechoslovakia it was renamed after a priest and social activist of the Rusyn nation Alexander Duchnovič.

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Coordinates: 48°59′52″N 21°14′16″E / 48.9978°N 21.2379°E / 48.9978; 21.2379