(The Republican Theatre of Young Lookers named after Yuldash Akhunbabaev or Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan)
The Tashkent Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan was founded in 1928 by two enthusiasts, doctor S. Ethien and artist S. Malt. At that time, the high-sounding name of the theatre implied nothing but the two creative people’s desire to familiarize children with dramatic art and instill them a sense of beauty.
The Moscow Meyerhold Theatre presented costumes and stage scenery to the young theatre.
“Uncle Tom’s cabin” was both the first play staged in the Theatre and the beginning of the Theatre’s history.
Since then, many classic fairy tales were staged within its walls, such as “The tinder-box”, “Three little pigs”, “Thumbelina”, “The Scarlett Flower”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and many other wonderful spectaculars where Theatre has always sought to not only show but also involve the little spectators in the performance.
The Theatre repertoire is wide; it includes many plays meant for children of different ages. In 1998, the Theatre was renamed as Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan, and a dramatics studio school for young actors who form the basis of the troupe started its work within the walls of the theatre.
Since 1997 the Theatre has been the member of International Association of Children’s and Youth Theatres – ASSITEJ, and its artistic director Nabi Abdurakhmanov became the president of its Center in Uzbekistan. Presently, the Theatre is known far beyond Uzbekistan and keeps in touch with embassies of many countries and international organizations interested in high quality art.
Plays Begin: weekdays – at 18:30, on Saturday and Sunday – at 17:00. Children’s performances start at 11:00.
Day Off: Monday