One of the most revered theatres in Georgia, itself one of the world’s great theatre cultures, the Marjanishvili was founded in 1928 by a famous Georgian Stage Director Kote Marjanishvili.
“The aim of art is very simple - to bring happiness and instill courage “ – Kote Marjanishvili based his concept of new theatre on new drama and classics, unique ensemble of artists and new technologies by that time.
With the roots in glorious past , Marjanishvili’s present is determined by several factors: one of the most distinguished leaders of contemporary Georgian Culture - artistic director Levan Tsuladze and the team around him; public oriented repertory strategy and the constant search for new contemporary theatre language.
Marjanishvili Theatre premieres a minimum of ten shows per season alongside a repertoire of over 30 existing productions.. We work on three stages - Big, “Attic” and “the Basement” with 50 000 spectators every season. The repertoire presents the classics of world literature alongside with the contemporary drama. Georgian classics and modern playwriting is a key component to Theatre.
Theatre is evolving and attractive to all generations of society, not only by creative degree and quality, but also with its active social position.
In the times, when digital technology takes leadership in society, Levan Tsuladze with his artistic team, suggests that stage, as “now and here” fundamental already for 25 centuries , is not only primary today , but also extensively needed . In new world, structured lives and systemized or diversified with technologies world, “live process” gets unique importance; What happens here and now, will never happen anywhere any other time; Marjanishvili is vivid Theatre - accumulator of live and active processes, pulling in professionals and audience; Marjanishvili is a theatre that almost a century breathes with the time and reflects it;
Marjanishvili appears regularly at theatre festivals all over the world with success. We are members of European Theatre convention and hub young generation of artists.
We are connected with co-productions and exchanges to Theaters and artists in UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, Azerbaijan, Germany, Ukraine, Macedonia and Israel.
The Theatre is a hub for intellectuals with different lectures, regular speeches and live exhibitions. We regularly host and participate in presentation of new plays, poetry readings, exhibitions and concerts;
The Theatre was a guest of festivals and toured several of its performances in UK, GERMANY, ITALY, CHINA, TURKEY, POLAND, USA, ROMANIA, TUNISIA, ISRAEL, INDIA and many other countries in the world.
We stimulate artists. We build knowledge and emotion, we offer unique experience and inspire audiences.
“…If all the theatre in Georgia comes anywhere close to the standard of the Marjanishvili company, then the job of theatre critic there must be the most covetable in the land.”
THE GUARDIAN, UK