The first 260 years, the reconstruction began in April, its value amounted to more than 7.1 billion rubles
– Little theatre will open after reconstruction on Monday with a performance of “Woe from wit” with the art Director of theatre Yury Solomin in one of the main roles.
“This is the first performance after the reconstruction. In the production of nearly all the leading artists of the Maly theater of different generations – from young people, for example, Sophia will play Polina Dolinskaya, to the masters Yuriy Solomin act as Famusov, and Lyudmila Polyakova in the role of Klestovoi”, – reported “Interfax” the press service of the theater.
The first 260-year history of the theatre, a complete reconstruction of the building began in April 2014. It was originally planned to be completed in 2018, but it was decided to reduce the time. The estimated cost of the project amounted to more than 7.1 billion rubles. The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky told journalists that all work in the theatre along with a set of theater workshops were completed before this “estimate has never been reviewed upward”.
According to General Director of the theatre Tamara Mikhailova, reconstruction began with the Foundation, since historically theater stands on the banks of the river Neglinka. “As a result of reconstruction the number of seats in the theater will be reduced due to the fact that we comply with all standards for an accessible environment for people with disabilities: historically, it was 1100 seats became – 870”, – said Mikhailov. In addition, the theatre received a new multi-purpose hall, where now can conduct concerts and exhibitions.
Work affected property, the economic complex of the Maly theatre, workshops, “production factory”. Moscow Maly became the second after the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg theater, where he was made unique for storage of scenery and costumes.
The complex of buildings of theater and art workshops of the Maly theatre is located in the South of Moscow in the industrial area No. 29 “Nagatino”. The workshop will be constructed scenery and props for performances. Also, there are spaces for artists, beautiful shop, shop soft decorations, prop shop.