Ivan Vazov National Theatre
The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is the largest of Sofia's theatrical venues and one of the cornerstones of the city's cultural life. Located close to the Sofia's stunning City Garden, the theatre has been an iconic part of the Bulgarian capital's skyline for over a century.
Holidaymakers wishing to attend a performance at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre should stay at a nearby Sofia hotel. The Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia is located in the heart of the city, allowing guests to visit popular attractions such as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral before taking in a show at the national theatre.
Visiting the Ivan Vazov National Theatre
When founded in 1904, it was called the National Theatre but after some time, it was named after the eminent Bulgarian writer Ivan Vazov. Designed by famous theatre architects from Vienna, Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner, the Neoclassical building of the theatre was finished in 1906 and opened in 1907. As a part of the National Theatre, a theatrical school was established in 1925.
The magnificent building is home to three separate performance spaces, the largest of which can accommodate 750 local and tourist theatre goers. The Ivan Vasov National Theatre's smaller rooms seat 120 and 70 people respectively and act as the perfect venue for more intimate shows.
The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is famous across the country for staging some of the finest opera in Sofia. Attracting the best Bulgarian and international stars, directors such as Lilia Abadjieva have graced the main stage with their productions.
Staying in Sofia
Guests of the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia will be able to explore all the wonders of the city centre as well as the charms of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. The 142 room hotel is home to some of the best facilities in Sofia, with tourists also able to enjoy a fantastic meal at the Studio Restaurant and Lounge Bar.