Theatres are a big part of cultural life of Uzbekistan, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre being the most important one. Built by Japanese people, it became one of the grand buildings in Tashkent. Below is a list of other theaters in Tashkent and their descriptions. You can visit any of them upon your interests.
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Built in 1940, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre is a masterpiece of architecture located in the center of Tashkent. Planners decided a theatre would greatly enhance an area known as the Drunken Bazaar for its wine-soaked market. Japanese prisoners of war completed construction in 1947, while head architect Shchusev, designer of Lenin's mausoleum. Beyond the marble lobby are six foyers dedicated to Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Termez, Khiva and Fergana. They all are thickly dressed in stucco carving, themed motifs and murals from Navoi's poetry. Under a chandelier resembling a jewel-studded skullcap, the auditorium seats 1,400 for grand productions of opera and ballet. Tickets are sold inside the columns of the main facade. The theatre has its own square with big fountain. In summer and in holidays, this place is full with people.
|Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre||The biggest Opera and Baller Theatre in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture||1333528||28 Ataturk St|
|Turkestan Concert Hall||Tashkent's newest, boasting indoor spectaculars, music, dance and outdoor theatre||349945||2 Prospekt Navoi|
|Theatre Ilkhom (Inspiration)||The brightest and best of experimental theatre, mime and farce||412252, 412241||5 Pakhtakor St, below the Hotel Yoshlik|
|Republican Puppet Theatre||Delightful theatre of Uzbek and international fables also featuring a puppet museum||567395||1 Afrosiab Avenue|
|Bakhor Concert Hall||Home to the celebrated Bakhor Uzbek dance troupe and various music recitals||
||5 Mustakillik Square|
|Khamza Uzbek Drama Theatre||Most of the theatratical performance are conducted here||1443542, 1441751||30 Navoi St|
|Mukimi Uzbek Musical Theatre||One of the busiest theatres of Tashkent||453655, 451633||187 Almazar St|
|Young Spectators Uzbek Theatre||
||1443343, 1443152||8 Zarkaynar St|
|Gorky Russian Drama Theatre||Mainly all Russian performances are conducted here||1333205, 1338165||28 Saiyelgokh St|
|Circus||Weekend afternoon performances with animals and showmen||1442904||Khadra Sq|