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Latvian National Theatre, Riga

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The Latvian National Theatre is the national theatre of Latvia in Riga.The theatre was built between 1899-1902 by the design of Latvian architect Augusts Reinbergs, becoming Riga's second theatre. It closed during the First World War; on 18 November 1918, Latvia's independence was declared in the theatre building. In 1917 the first shows in Latvian were held in the theatre. The Latvian National Theatre was founded 30 November 1919, just over a year after independence. The creative program was authored by Jānis Akurāters, a Latvian writer, then head of the Art department of the Ministry of Education. The current managing director of the theatre is Ojārs Rubenis and the artistic director is Edmunds Freibergs.
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  • This Theater is located on the north of Riga Old city and next to Pilsetas Canals. It is walking distance to other attractions. It was built between 1899-1902.  more »
  • I could not get a ticket to see the interior, but a nice building with important history. Although a relatively new building as it was built in the late nineteenth century, it was here when Latvia got...  more »
  • Interesting building on a hedges of one of most beautiful parks in Riga. It is not normally open to visitors, but tours can be arranged. In any case you will get inside as far as ticket offices and fr...  more »
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  • Beautiful and classic looking theater if you are into something classic and artistic
  • Major theatre with less artistic ambition and appeals everybody and offers high quality performances.
  • The most beautiful theatre in the town...
  • Amazing place, enjoyed every second there
  • The most beautiful theatre building in town.