World Theatre Day: Spectacular theatres around the world

Updated: 27 March, 2019 14:24 IST
  • Sydney Opera house, Australia
    The Sydney Opera House, set in a remarkable waterscape was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Comprises of three groups of interlocking vaulted shells the Sydney Opera House roofs two main performance halls and a restaurant. It represents creativity in architectural form and structural design.
  • Copenhagen Opera House, Denmark
    Known for its attention to detail, Copenhagen Opera House, attracts both opera and architecture lovers from around the world. One of the offbeat thing about this place is that no side of the building looks the same and the interior is internationally praised for its fantastic acoustics and large orchestra pits.
  • Palau de la Musica, Catalana, Barcelona
    Palau de la Musica, Catalana is one of the world's major concert halls and an excellent example of Catalonian Modernism. The interior is decorated with ceramic mosaics and polychrome glass with floral motifs. In 1997 it was declared to be one of Spain's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • The Royal Albert Hall, London
    Opened in 1871 the Royal Albert Hall London is one of the capital's most prestigious historic buildings and tourist attractions. It has been the scene of over 1,50,000 performances and also engages tour guides for a lively one hour journey through this extraordinary and iconic building.
  • Minack Theatre, England
    What started out as a small, private residence where the local theatre group was allowed to put on Shakespeare performances has turned into one of the most breathtaking places to witness theatre. The granite stage stretches beyond the cliffs and hangs over the ocean, that allows a perfect backdrop for a warm theatre setting.
  • Ruins of Epidaurus amphitheatre, Greece
    The theatre of Epidaurus in Greece, constructed in the 4th century BC is still one of the most beautiful Greek theatres in the world. The view on a lush landscape behind the scene is an integral part of the theater itself. Known for its exceptional acoustics, actors on stage can be perfectly heard by all 14,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
  • Semperoper, Dresden, Germany
    Semperoper, Dresden's first Opera House was built 1838-41. It became famous as one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe despite being destroyed and reconstructed over the Time. The oval shaped building features a large central portal topped by a panther-drawn quadriga with Dionysos, Greek god of the art and his consort Ariadne.
  • Theatre of Dionysus, Greece
    The tyrant Peisistratos introduced the annual Festival of the Great Dionysia during the 6th century BC, and held it in the world's first theatre - Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis. It was composed of wooden seats surrounding a circular orchestra of beaten earth with dramatic and musical competitions held in full fervour. The theatre has been reconstructed over the time.
  • Jamshed Bhabha Open Theatre at Nariman Point, Mumbai
    From large format orchestras to full-scale operas, Jamshed Bhabha Hall hosts the technically complex performances at this Proscenium theatre. Named after our founder, its technical facilities witnesses international productions of opera, ballet and major musicals. This well-equipped, elegant theatre also boasts of a historic marble staircase and a dazzling double-level foyer.
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As the World celebrates 'World Theatre day' on March 27, we take a look at 9 breathtaking theatres in the world, which has left people spell-bound with their cultural charm

First Published: 27 March, 2019 14:15 IST