For more than 25 years the theatre preserves and develops russian theatre traditions
The State Drama Theatre for children ‘Theatre at Narva Gates’ was founded in 1990 by Valentina Lutz, Honored Worker of Culture of the Rusian Federation. The theatre intends to save traditions of Russian school of acting at the same time experimenting with new theatre forms. The theatre is a constant and active participant of city and foreign international theatre festivals (Luceafarul’ in Romania, Bitolino in Macedonia and many others) and a participant of co-production theatre projects. (Canterville Ghost’ (plastique multimedia show set in the style of silent black and white movies) as a coproduction with ‘Babec’ theatre (Macedonia), “Froken Julie” (as coproduction with “Boris” theatre school (Sweden). Theatre at Narva Gates has a lot of international and local awards and diplomas. The theatre also invites actors from other well-known theatres of St. Petersburg. In addition, the theatre has an extensive experience of working with foreign partners, including Bulgaria, Ireland, Estonia and Sweden.
The theatre often goes on tours to other cities of Russia and abroad (Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Finland, etc.). The theatre regularly participates in city festivals "Christmas Parade" and "Theater of St. Petersburg to children" and is repeatedly awarded with diplomas. The theatre also took part in the international festivals. In August 2012 our company participated in the 2nd International children's festival Bitolino 2012 and was awarded honored diploma. In October 2012 the theatre was invited on the International festival of theatre for children and young people Luceafarul in Romania, Iasi and was awarded Excellence Diploma for the exquisite performance Cinderella-comic-version.