Ivan Vazov National Theater

Currently Closed
  • Address: Deacon Ignatius' 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:30 pm Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Ballet, Performance, Stage Show, Theatre, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

About Ivan Vazov National Theater, Sofia

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

  • 34.66% of people start their Ivan Vazov National Theater visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ivan Vazov National Theater

Monday, Thursday and Friday

65.53% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ivan Vazov National Theater

People normally club together National Opera And Ballet and Saint Nikolas Russian Church while planning their visit to Ivan Vazov National Theater.

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Ivan Vazov National Theater, Sofia Reviews

  • 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.

  • A beautiful building with extraordinary architecture and very good really professional staff inside - some of the best Bulgarian actors and performances which deserve to be seen. As a start of the Theater is considered 1901, when an order for establishing a theater group was issued and the construction of the building began at 1903. The building was burnt in 1923 and reconstructed at the end of the 20's of the 20th century. The last reconstruction of the National Theater was in 1971-73.

  • The National Bulgarian Theatre is an amazing building, historical for the bulgarian culture. Filled with history and amazing theatrical pieces. If you're a theatre lover you should consider going.

  • Really nice park in front of theatre to picnic, lunch, drink something! Good activities inside of this place! So plan a visit here when you’re in Sofia

  • The most beautiful building in bulgaria. One of the best places to see a performance and spend a lovely evening.

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