The history of Tbilisi State Puppet Thatre begins in 1934, when National Artist Giorgi Mikeladze decided to found theatre along with his partners. Artistic director of theatre is Elene Matskhonashvili. Temur Badriashvili is the manager of Tbilisi State Puppet Theatre.
Previous 5 years has been quite problematic. Theatre was functioning without building. Fortunately, the problem is being solved and we will host the audience in new building very soon. Despite the absence of good working conditions, Tbilisi puppet theatre has never stopped working. We have 5 to 7 premiere every year. The list of latest performances are: ‘’Red Riding Hood’’ (Charles Perrault. Director: Nikoloz Sabashvili), ‘’What Has Lullaby Done?’’ (Iakob Gogebashvili. Director: Nikoloz Sabashvili), Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi. Director: Elene Matskhonashvili), Karlsson on the roof (Astrid Lindgren. Director: Elene Matskhonashvili)
We have visited Kazakhstan and Armenia prviously. Also, our team has been in United states to perform ‘’What Has Lulaby Done?’’ for emmigrants.
Employment of disabled people in theatre is they key project which is being undertaken. For this reason, we were visiting London Chickenshed theatre. They have adapted atmosphere for disabled people and are willing to share their experience. New building of Tbilisi State Puppet Theatre will also be adapted for disabled people and they will not only be able to attend our performances, but work with us and take part in creation of performances.
Artistic Director of Theatre: Elene Matskhonashvili
General Manager: Temur Badriashvili
Contact Person: Tatia Kvaliashvili
Tel: +995599 33 87 36; +9952 95 26 71;