The Batumi Drama Theatre’s story begins on July 20th, 1879, when the wife of a local police chief performed a show with some fellow theatre lovers. Five years after that successful debut, Batumi had its first theatre building, with space for an audience of up to 450 people.
In 1937, a new theatre was constructed in Batumi. This theatre underwent extensive restoration between 2015 and 2018, equipping the theatre with three stages boasting ultramodern technology. The theatre is also home to a museum in which you’ll see fascinating exhibitions, archival material, and photographic, video, and audio recordings of past performances.
Today, the theatre opens at 19:00 most nights, with both Georgian and international plays in its repertoire. The theatre also hosts creative evenings, meetings, and exhibitions in its attached museum.