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TURKISH STATE THEATERS

 

 “Foundation Law for State Theatre and Opera’’ That passed in 1949 was put into practice on June 16, Turkish State Theatre was established in June 16,1949 with a new name ‘’State Theatre and Opera:it was continuation of Practice Stage. The aim of ‘’State Theatre’’is defined as; To improve language and culture, to enhance love for beauty and country ,to advance general knowledge of Turkish society with national and international plays, to develop and explore Turkish Theatre in the country ,to introduce Turkish Theatre abroad ,to use Turkish language in the best possible way,to support Turkish culture to arrive at correct judgment based on generally accepted values: to develop artistic and aesthetic sense.
State Theatre accepted the principle for the spread of the notion and mission of theatre in Turkey. It pioneered the formation of national theatre by putting Turkish playwrights’ plays in the repertory gradually, besides staging masterpieces of European Theatre .With the opening of new regional Theatres, State Theatre still continues to be the most significant turning point for Turkish art and cultural life.
State Theatre is 69 years old. With 40 stages in 23 cities together with touring theatre companies ,theatres open their curtains every night. With carefully selected and rich repertory State Theatre performs plays all over Turkey, additionally every year in and out of the country about 500 plays are staged. With national, international theatre festival organizations State Theatre affirms its respectability esteem in the world.
State Theatres By Numbers
1949              Foundation date
40                  Stages
23                  Regional Theatres
700               Domestic  and international tours per year
623                Permanent Artists
421                Permanent Technical staff
412                Permanent Official staff
70                  Premiers per year
1.600.000       Audiences

 

Provincial Organization

Ankara State Theater Directorate
Istanbul State Theater Directorate
Izmir State Theater Directorate
Bursa State Theater Directorate
Adana State Theater Directorate
Trabzon State Theater Directorate
Diyarbakr State Theater Directorate
Antalya State Theater Directorate
Erzurum State Theater Directorate
Konya State Theater Directorate
Sivas State Theater Directorate
Van State Theater Directorate
Gaziantep State Theater Directorate
Malatya State Theater Directorate
Elaz State Theater Directorate
Samsun State Theater Directorate
Çorum State Theater Directorate
Zonguldak State Theater Directorate
Kahramanmara State Theater Directorate
Denizli State Theater Directorate
Ordu State Theater Directorate