The Theatre Center «Na Strastnom» is a unique non-commercial platform in Moscow. Since its creation, the Center has acquired the image of a contemporary cultural space, open to most daring theatre projects. No wonder 80 per cent of the public on every performance are young people from 16 to 40 years old.
The bold and expressive policy of the Theatre Center results in performances of the brightest stars of modern Russian and European art on its stage. “Theatre is great !”, this is its non-official motto.
Exprimental projects by young theatre directors, actors and playwrights, lectures given by the most important theatre artists, masterclasses, big international festivals, concerts and presentations have turned the Theatre Center “Na Strastnom” into a place where new theatre ideas see the light, where new names are born. Many projects that started at “Na Strastnom” as experiments now have become an essential part of Moscow and Russian youth’s cultural program. Many of now famous theatre actors and directors have first been discovered on the stage of the Theatre Center.
The festivals “Your Chance”, “SOLO”, “Accento Italiano”, “Kolyada Theatre at “Na Strastnom”, Russian-exclusive projects “48 Hours with Romeo Castellucci”, “Anatoly Vasiliev at “Na Strastnom”, charity marathons and the Theatre Sleepless Nights… There is no final point to the list of the Theatre Center’s extraordinary events. The ideas and fantasies are as infinite as contemporary Russian and European art is wide and diverse.