National Stary Theatre
The Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theater in Kraków (Polish: Narodowy Stary Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej) is one of the oldest public stages in Poland and a national institution of culture, first opened in 1781. It was named after renowned Shakespearean actress Helena Modrzejewska.
Narodowy Stary Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej
Theatre in Kraków Old Town District
|Address||Jagiellońska Street 5|
|Opened||October 20, 1781|
The theater was created by Feliks Oraczewski, a member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), and the actor Mateusz Witkowski. On October 17, 1781 the Cracow city authorities gave Witkowski permission to perform comedy under the condition that he pay fifty Polish zloty a month to the municipal treasury. In 1798, Jacek Kluszewski, the starosta of Brzeg, took over the theater and converted two of his own buildings the corner of Szczepański Square and Jagiellonian Street into its permanent home.
In 2016, the MICET Interactive Museum / Theater Education Center opened in the theater building's 13th century cellars.
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