Latvian National Theatre

Riga, Latvia

The Latvian National Theatre (Latvijas Nacionalais teatris) was built between 1899-1902 by the design of architect Augusts Reinbergs, becoming Riga's second (Russian) theatre. It closed during the First World War; on the 18th of November 1918, Latvia's independence was declared in the theatre building. In 1917 the first shows in Latvian were held in the theatre.

The Latvian National Theatre was founded 30 November, 1919, just over a year after independence. The creative program was authored by Janis Akuraters, a Latvian writer, then head of the Art department of the Ministry of Education. The current managing director of the theatre is Viesturs Rieksts and the artistic director is Edmunds Freibergs.

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Founded: 1899-1902
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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Anwin Varghese (2 years ago)
Nice artists.... And... Brilliant dance culture
Vita Blh (2 years ago)
So beautiful and historical... Golden coloured decorations, heavy red courtains, all the tapestry and comfy chairs - it is pleasure to be in the building itself. And the theater peaces are of a very high level as well
Toms V (2 years ago)
Great theater located right next to Old Town of Riga. Plenty of events happening throughout the year. Well preserved authentic vibe of the building while at the same time feeling modern.
Anita Liva (2 years ago)
If you love theatre it is worse to come and enjoy just if you can understand latvian. I suggest to buy tickets in advance or you can meet situation when no tickets left for sale.
Elizabete Mangule (2 years ago)
It was amazing the look and feel of the place was fancy and the theater show was just splendid and the actors just they were amazing
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