Ankara is the hub of theatre in Turkey and the art form plays an integral part in the city's cultural life. With venues throughout the capital, Turkey State Theatre employs hundreds of locals and stages a wide range of annual shows and performances that are hugely popular with visitors.
The city's theatres can be conveniently reached from the well located Radisson Blu Hotel Ankara. As one of the finest Ankara hotels, it provides guests with stylish rooms in a relaxing environment in the fashionable downtown district.
Visiting one of Turkey's State Theatres
Ankara is home to the headquarters of Turkey's Theatre organisation, which stages shows in 19 different cities and plays to 1.5 million people each year. Ankara Opera House is one of the most popular venues they operate in the city and their largest stage after the building was converted in 1948 by architect Paul Bonatz. The Leyla Gencer Sahnesi and Operet Sahnesi are the other main theatre halls in the Turkish capital, with performances attracting tourists from across the city and wider region.
Küçük Tiyatro and Oda Tiyatrosu are two smaller venues that operate out of Evkaf Apartmanı, the headquarters of the Turkish State Theatre headquarters, which tend to stage smaller or less well-known productions in Ankara.
Booking Ankara hotels
Holidaymakers wishing to take full advantage of the city's outstanding theatre scene can do so from the Radisson Blu Hotel Ankara. Ideally located with excellent transport links, guests will also be able to easily visit the popular Kocatepe Mosque and Anitkabir.