About this tour

Excursion for those who love classical opera and ballet art.

Learn the history of theaters: Yekaterinoslav - Dnepropetrovsk - Dnipro.

It will seem unbelievable to you that from 1830 to 1926 theatrical life in Yekaterinoslav province was filled only with tours of well-known and not very well-known theater troupes. Troupes of Kropivnitsky, Saksagansky, Karpenko-Kary.

You will plunge into the wonderful world of the theater - visit one of the theater performances, hear the history of the creation and staging of the work.

The tour is conducted in Ukrainian.


In 1889, 1890, 1896, the best artists, the troupe of the Vienna Opera, came to Yekaterinoslav.

However, the city did not have its own drama, opera, or ballet troupe. Until 1907, the city did not have its own theater either.

Tours of the First State Ukrainian Theater in 1921 and the Moscow Art Theater in 1925 led to the creation of two theaters in the city at once.

In the autumn of 1927 the First Ukrainian Theater named after. Shevchenko accepts the invitation and moves to a permanent place in Dnepropetrovsk.

In 1931, the Dnepropetrovsk working opera theater was created in the city, which will operate until the autumn of 1941. In the autumn of 1941, the theater was evacuated to Krasnoyarsk, after the end of World War II, the troupe of the Dnepropetrovsk working opera theater merged with the troupe of the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater . And the Dnepropetrovsk working opera theater ceased to exist.

In December 1974, the Dnepropetrovsk Opera and Ballet Theater was restored in Dnepropetrovsk.

In 2003, the Dnepropetrovsk Opera and Ballet Theater deservedly received the title of academic theater. The theater troupe visited with tours: Bulgaria, Poland, France, Ireland, Lebanon, China, Jordan, Israel, USA, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany. Actors of the National Opera of Ukraine began their career on the stage of the theater: Mikhail Koshcheev, Irina Petrova, Anna Dorosh, Ekaterina Kuhar, and others. Opera and Ballet Theatre, many talented actors of these theaters began their creative career on the stage of the Dnepropetrovsk Opera and Ballet Theater

In 2022, the theater artists took part in the Giacomo Puccini festival, presenting the opera “BOHEMA” in the city of Polistela, as well as the concert program “My name is Ukraine”, which featured Ukrainian folk music, music by Ukrainian composers Lysenko, Skorik, Skorulsky.

During the tour you will be able to visit behind the scenes of the theater, in the most cherished corners: costume and dressing rooms; learn how theatrical costumes of stage characters are created; see the work of make-up artists.

In the scenery shop – learn how the scenery is made.

In the choreographic and vocal classes - to see and hear how the soloists of the theater prepare for their roles in the performances we know and love.

The tour ends with a visit to one of the performances performed by the theater soloists, the duration of the performance is from 1 hour to 3 hours. The performance is performed in the original language of the work, with subtitles in Ukrainian. The tour is recommended for people over 4 years old. Visiting excursions by children is desirable with a visit to children's performances and only accompanied by adults (parents, persons who replace them, teachers, educators).

Attending performances performed by theater soloists - The cost of tickets for performances is from 200 UAH per person, paid separately.

5 reasons to choose tour


Acquaintance with the history of the theaters of the Dnieper-Dnepropetrovsk-Ekaterinoslav


Visiting the most treasured corners of the theater: dressing room, make-up shop, scenery shop; vocal and choreographic classes. Where you can get acquainted with how the costumes of stage heroes, scenery for performances are created, see and hear how the theater soloists are preparing to play roles in performances


Learn stories and interesting facts from the life of the theater and its famous actors and actresses


Plunge into the fabulous world of the theater


Visit one of the performances performed by theater soloists

Key landmarks


Dnipro Opera

What is included?

Professional guide

Professional guide

*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.