THEATRE ON PODIL: European format

On June 30, representatives of the press and media had an opportunity to see all the features of the new Theatre on Podil, which is now going through a long and difficult process of commissioning. UT's team saw not only a lobby, an updated bar-buffet, and a scene, but also wandered through actor's dressing room, rehearsal hall, and corridors-dungeons, where a part of the technical equipment is currently stored.

As it turned out, the building was thought out by architect Oleg Drozdov and engineer Alexander Ryabenko to the smallest detail - both in view of the safety of the spectator and the comfort of working with an actor and in terms of the mechanics of the scene. In the lobby next to the usual theatrical wardrobes are luggage storages, the "Ukrainian-speaking" elevator duplicates the rooms in the Braille font, the bar-buffet on the second floor provides access to the open terrace, and the roof is equipped with special hatches, that open in case of fire, instantly reducing the pressure inside the room.

According to the artistic director Vitaliy Malakhov, the theatre plans to perform special shows for people with children who can not leave them at home. They will start at fifth, instead of seven o'clock in the evening, and, while the parents will watch the show, children will take part in various master-classes. There are also special "tours" for people from regions and small cities.

The peculiarity of a small scene, as well as a theatrical building in general, is an enormous potential for transformation. The theatre has a removable rotational circle, the first six rows can be easily dismantled to expand the scene, along with the regular screens there are also screens for projections, with which you can make a holographic projection on the stage. 

Today the Podil Theater has no analogues in Ukraine.

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