Theatre of Young Spectators is one of the oldest children's theaters in Russia
Saint Petersburg State Theatre of Young Spectators opened its doors in 1922. Today the Theatre of Young Spectators bears the name of its founder - director, teacher, People's Artist of the USSR Alexander Alexandrovich Bryantsev. In 1962 the Theatre for Young spectators was headed by Z.Y.Kogorodsky, the theatre got a new house, a building on Pionerskaya Square that has no analogues in domestic and foreign architecture. All pecularities of children's perception were counted in during its designing: architecture and color solution of the spectacular hall and lobby allow young spectators to feel comfortable and percept the stage action in its entirety.
The first season was opened on February 23, 1922 with a performance of Konek- Gorbunok based on the tale of Yershov. This play meant to become a visit card of the theatre - it is played on the stage nowadays, having overcome several renewals and the Konek-Gorbunok became an emblem of the theater.