The State Youth Theatre of Lithuania is situated in the center of Vilnius, in the building of the 18th century that used to be a mansion of rich Marshal of Lithuanian Grand Principality Ignas Oginsky. This building in the classicism style with baroque and gothic features was named Oginsky Palace in honor of its first owner. In the 19th century it housed the club for nobilities, and during World War II it was totally destroyed. After the war, the building was restored and given for the needs of the theater.
The State Theatre of Lithuania for children was founded in Vilnius in 1966. The first performance given on its stage was "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare. Originally the theatre was intended only for children, but later it became clear that the repertoire didn't fit narrow frames, and the theatre was renamed.
The theater has always been attractive to the audience. A vivid and open manner of acting, unusual ideas of producers, playful improvisations and lyricism are distinguishing features of the theater performances. The most famous works of the Youth Theater are "Uncle Vanya", "The Nose", "Pirosmani, Pirosmani", "The Day Lasts Longer than Hundred Years", "The Square".
The theater showed its productions in Russia, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Finland, Norway, the USA and other countries of the world. Scenic metaphors and reality of the plot of the theatre performances were appreciated by the foreign audience.
A few years ago the Youth Theatre presented new productions - "The Doll's House" by Ibsen and "The Father" by Strindberg.
The Youth Theater regularly participates in international art festivals, goes on tours all around the world and gives joy and pleasure to all the admirers of drama art.
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