Janka Kupala National Theatre

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Janka Kupala National Theatre
Nacyjanalny akademičny teatar imia Janki Kupały.JPG
National theatre in 2013
AddressUlitsa Engel'sa 7, Minsk 220030, Belarus
OpenedJune 5, 1890

Janka Kupala National Theatre (Belarusian: Нацыянальны акадэмічны тэатр імя Янкі Купалы, Minsk) is the oldest theatre of Belarus.[1] Also, the theatre is an object of cultural heritage of Belarus.[2]

Initial construction[edit]

The building of the theatre was built in 1890 by the project of architects Konstantin Vvedenski and Korol' Kozlovskiy. The main facade looks out onto the square formed by the intersection of Karl Marx and Engel'sa Street.[3]


The theatre was opened on September 14, 1920, and it is located in a building of the Minsk provincial theatre, constructed under the project of architects Karol Kozlowski and Konstantin Uvedensky in 1890 by means of donations of citizens. In 1944 has been renamed in honour of classic of the Belarusian literature, poet Janka Kupala.


  1. ^ "Купаловскому – 95. Старейший театр Беларуси отмечает юбилей". TUT.BY (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  2. ^ "Об утверждении Государственного списка историко-культурных ценностей Республики Беларусь". pravo.kulichki.com. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. ^ "Здание театра им. Янки Купалы". Минск старый и новый (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-06-27.

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Coordinates: 53°54′3″N 27°33′45″E / 53.90083°N 27.56250°E / 53.90083; 27.56250