National Stary Theatre
Customer service office:
pl. Szczepański 1, 31-010 Krakow
from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Stary Theater is one of the oldest professional stages in Poland. Since the beginning of its existence (1781), it holds a significant position in the history of the Polish culture. Its high artistic quality maintained for many years, is a result of the efforts of its subsequent managing directors, who skillfully built the team and carefully selected the theatre's repertoire. The role of the theatre is also determined by artistic teamwork and excellent actorship developed throughout the 200 years of the theatre's existence.
In the 19th century, Stary Theater already performed the function of a national theatre. It earned this status thanks by its outstanding staging of dramatic literature, expressed in a way that referred to the Polish political reality. Its commentary of the contemporary events was always in line with the intentions of the writers. This is one of the most important determinants of the theatre's style, characterised by such great individuals working on the stage as: Zygmunt Hübner, Konrad Swinarski, Jerzy Jarocki, Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Krystian Lupa, Tadeusz Bradecki, Rudolf Zioło, Marek Fiedor, Grzegorz Jarzyna and a composer, Stanisław Radwan.
Large Stage (Duża Scena) – ul. Jagiellońska 1
New Stage (Nowa Scena) - ul. Jagiellońska 1
Small Stage (Scena Kameralna) - ul. Starowiślna 21
Translation: Summa Linguae