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National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" (Ukrainian: Національний палац мистецтв "Україна") or Palace "Ukraina" is one of the main theatre venues for official events along with Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. The venue is a state company administered by the State Directory of Affairs.[1]

National Palace of Arts "Ukraina"
Національний палац мистецтв "Україна"
Palace Ukraina
Дворец «Украина».jpg
Address vulytsia Velyka Vasylkivska 103
Location Pechersk Raion, Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°25′20.31″N 30°31′16.7″E / 50.4223083°N 30.521306°E / 50.4223083; 30.521306Coordinates: 50°25′20.31″N 30°31′16.7″E / 50.4223083°N 30.521306°E / 50.4223083; 30.521306
Owner State Management of Affairs
Type Concert hall
Seating type Reserved seating
Capacity 3,714 (main hall)
240 (small hall)
Construction
Built 1965–1970
Opened April 17, 1970
Renovated 1996
Architect Yevhenia Marynchenko, Petro Zhylytsky, I.Vainer
Website
Official website

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HistoryEdit

It was opened in 1970 as the biggest center of culture and arts. The building was designed by a group of architects P. Zhylytskyi, I. Vayner, under the directorship of the project's author the distinguished architect of Ukrainian SSR Yevhenia Marychenko.[2] All of the architects were awarded Shevchenko National Prize (1971) for its design and construction. The interiors and equipment of the lobby as well as artistic rooms of the palace "Ukraine" are designed by the architect I. Karakis.[3]

The building is trapezoidal, twenty eight meters tall and consists of over 300 rooms.

Although it was finally built on a former market square on Krasnoarmeyskaya street (present vul. Velyka Vasylkivska), it was originally suggested to be built in the place of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.[4]

Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Luciano Pavarotti and Sofia Rotaru are some of the artists that have performed there.[5] The main concert hall has a capacity of 3,714 people.[6]

Director of the building until 2010 was Mykola Mozhovyy.[7]

Major eventsEdit

The first major event was the 42nd Miss Europe 1997 pageant held on 6 September 1997.[8][9]

Usually taking place in the Verkhovna Rada building, on 30 November 1999 the venue hosted presidential inauguration of the newly elected president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.[10]

The arena hosted the 11th Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, and also hosted the Kiev Major Dota 2 eSports tournament in April 2017.[11][12]

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