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The Stary Theatre

The Stary Theatre

1 Jagiellońska St.

Exhibition unavailable due to the remodelling of the building to the meet the museum’s new needs.
The Stary Theatre Museum is located in the main building of the Stary Theatre, at Szczepański Sq. and Jagiellońska St. It was opened on the 200th anniversary of the stage in 1981. The building of the theatre itself, established in 1799, has Secession decorations from the conversion of the building in 1903–1906. The architects, Tadeusz Stryjeński, Franciszek Mączyński, sculptors and painters, members of Polish Applied Art, created one of the most beautiful of the Secession buildings in Krakow. The ticket for a performance allows you to visit the interiors of the theatre one hour before the start of the performance on the Big Stage.

The collection of the Stary Theatre Museum includes precious memorabilia documenting the work of the most prominent actors, directors, stage designers and composers who are a part of the history of this stage, and due to the rank of the created art, the history of the Polish theatre in its entirety. Connected with the Secession culture of Krakow are first of all the items left after the staging of Stanisław Wyspiański’s plays, in the form of photographs, stage designs, costumes, video records (“Wyzwolenie” (“Liberation”) by Konrad Świniarski, “Wesele” (“Wedding”) by Andrzej Wajda and Jerzy Grzegorzewski), and the staging of “Z biegiem lat, z biegiem dni” (“As Years Go By, As Days Go By”) by Andrzej Wajda — a picture of city life.
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  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013