Ivan Vazov National Theater

Currently Open [Closes at 10:30 pm]
  • 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

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.

  • Ticket prices depend on the show. Check attraction website.

  • 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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  • Ivan Vazov National Theater Address: Deacon Ignatius' 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ivan Vazov National Theater Timing: 09:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Ivan Vazov National Theater Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ivan Vazov National Theater(preferred time): 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Ivan Vazov National Theater: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sofia include Ivan Vazov National Theater in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

62.56% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ivan Vazov National Theater

People normally club together National Museum Of Natural History and Saint Nedelja Church while planning their visit to Ivan Vazov National Theater.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful architecture on the outside and amazing decorum on the inside. The carpets, the art on the walls, and especially the way the staff treated us, all of that made me feel like I am no less a star than the phenomenal actors, whose play I had the pleasure of watching on my evening there. I am definitely going to visit this theater again. Keep in mind that it is a very popular place and it is best to buy tickets in advance. The most popular plays were booked for two months ahead.

  • Mind blowing performance. Every single time. Marble floors with red carpet on. Huge halls , accommodate every person's dreams and feels and turn them into live show which is always server as deeply thoughtfull. Cheap prices , even for balconies and lodges. A perfect ending of a week with your S/O or just friend.

  • It is a good place, where usually meet to talk or drink a beer. There is a big park with benches, and a big plaza with a coffee and the Museum of Art. It is a central point, next to Vitosha street. There are a lot of cultural events that goes from acting shows, to music concerts, but also cultural events, like the annual German Christmas Market organized by the German Embassy in Sofia. Bulgarians love to meet there and have fun. The place is very clean.

  • Awe inspiring on the outside, full of emotion on the inside. If you get the chance and you do understand some Bulgarian, you will never regret buying a ticket to see a play. Even if you don't speak a single word, the visit is still worth it.

  • One of the most iconic buildings in Sofia. Lot's of wedding photoshoots are made in the park right next to the theatre. For a local experience - check out the restaurant on the rooftop of the theatre. :)

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