About

“Theatre as a Building” is a project initiated by NGO Lithuanian Information Center to present the most valuable and most interesting Lithuanian theatre building from the perspective of their architecture. The goal is to uncover the way in which imaginative reality (the reality of the performance) and urban reality (the reality of the city) happens in each of the chosen building examples.

The project “Theatre as a Building” analyses 9 theatre buildings from the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys. Chosen virtual multimedia tour format with the help of curated texts, historical archives and technical sketches, contemporary photographs, special infographics, timelines and videos done by the procet creative team helps to dive into the different spaces and times. On the project website visitors can find 9 theatre building tours as well as 3 research texts written by theatre and architecture researchers.

9 THEATRE BUILDINGS:

  • Klaipėda Drama Theatre (Teatro str. 2, Klaipėda)
  • Kaunas State Musical Theatre (Laisvės av. 91, Kaunas)
  • Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania (J. Basanavičius str. 13, Vilnius)
  • Šiauliai State Drama Theatre (Tilžės str. 155, Šiauliai)
  • National Kaunas Drama Theatre (Laisvės av. 71, Kaunas)
  • Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre (Panevėžys) (Laisvės av. 5, Panevėžys)
  • Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre teatras (A. Vienuolio str. 1, Vilnius)
  • Lithuanian Natrional Drama Theatre (Gedimino av. 4, Vilnius)
  • The State Small Theatre of Vilnius (Gedimino av. 22, Vilnius)

English translation by Eglė Naujokaitytė

 

Project Team

Agnė Biliūnaitė Project Manager
Kostas Biliūnas Coordinator (Texts) and Curator (Vilnius buildings)
Margarita Kaučikaitė Coordinator (Architecture)
Algimantas Grigas Curator (Kaunas and Klaipėda buildings)
Paulius Tautvydas Laurinaitis Curator (Kaunas and Klaipėda buildings)
Lina Sirtautė Curator (Panevėžys and Šiauliai buildings)
Evelina Vasiliauskaitė Designer
Julija Juknaitė Video Director
Pijus Girdziušas Cameramen and Editing Director
Dainius Veršulis Sound Director
Artūras Savko Consultant (Archives)
Martynas Plepys Photographer