The «Operetta Park» festival revives traditions of Petersburg park plays, which existed before the Revolution 1917. In the pre-revolution times, music theatres called by people «theatre gardens» used to give their performances in the shade of urban gardens and parks. Every day several thousand spectators gathered together to see the plays by such theatre gardens as «Hermitage», «Orpheum», «Cross Garden», «Luna Park», «Aquarium», «Arcadia» and «The Summer Buff».
In the Gatchina Palace park spectators are going to see performances by actors, dancers and jugglers; stuntmen and horsemen are going to show magnificent battle scenes. Even Gatchina rabbits, hens and goats are going to participate in the performance. The festival will be finished with a spectacular operetta song gala show.