Ivan Vazov National TheaterCurrently Closed
- Address: Deacon Ignatius' 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
- Timings: 09:00 am - 10:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Ballet, Performance, Stage Show, Theatre, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Ivan Vazov National Theater - Review
This is Bulgaria’s oldest and most important theatre. The building is famous for its grandiose architecture – it’s neo-classical, and was built by Viennese architects. Also famous is the stage curtain, with its mythical firebird motive from Stravinsky’s ballet. Twice this century, the theatre has been heavily damaged – first in 1925 by a fire, and then by bombing in WWII. It has since been restored though. Check out the theatre website and see if you’d like to catch a show here. It doesn’t matter whether you know Bulgarian or not.
You can also kip out at one of the many cafes in front of the theatre, and just people watch.
Ivan Vazov National Theater Ticket Prices
- Ticket prices depend on the show. Check attraction website.
How To reach Ivan Vazov National Theater by Public Transport
- Subway Red line— Serdika or Sofia University stop
- Bus lines 9, 94, 280, 306 — Sofia University stop
- Trolley bus line 9 — St. Alexander Nevski Square stop
- Trolley bus lines 1, 2, 4, 11 — Sofia University stop
- Tramway line 20 — National Opera stop
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ivan Vazov National Theater
95% of people who visit Sofia include Ivan Vazov National Theater in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
49.78% of people start their Ivan Vazov National Theater visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ivan Vazov National Theater
62.56% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ivan Vazov National Theater
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Ivan Vazov National Theater, Sofia Reviews
Ivan Vazov National Theater is the oldest and most prestigious theater is Bulgaria. The beautiful building is situated in the center of Sofia, facing the lovely City Garden. The theater first opened its doors in 1907 and was extensively reconstructed in 1929, because of huge fire damages. Nowadays Ivan Vazov National Theater is still the leading Bulgarian theater, where you can see some of the best Bulgarian actors and actresses. Even if you don't have time to watch a play in it, visit the building, as it is one of the landmarks of Sofia.
Awesome place.Extraordinary theatre with stunning decor. Beyond the 'pretty building', the productions I've seen here have been superb, with innovative use made of the space, including breaking down of traditional audience and performer spaces. It's a great location that attracts very high quality international actors.A great theatre. What they put on here is top quality. I've day seated here before and the view from the front row is excellent without straining your neck. I've also sat at the back of the dress circle. It's quite far up and can feel a bit distant from the action but the sight lines are good.
The Ivan Vazov National Theater is a nice place to visit, during the month of August is most of the times closed. And actualy only when there are events you can enter the theater (very logical). Even when closed this is the start of the free sofia tour guiding, that starts every day at 11AM local time.
Beautiful park full of people. There are lot of benches where you can rest. There are also some few cafes or stanbys where you can order some refreshing drinks. You have an option to register in local small library and borrow a book to read. Really nice place where to spend your time.
One of the best theatre in Sofia! The Ivan Vazov National Theatre (Bulgarian: Народен театър „Иван Вазов“, Naroden teatar „Ivan Vazov“) is Bulgaria‘s national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the city, with the facade facing the City Garden. I love this place! ❤️