On 19th November 2015, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first performance by the Polish theatre ensemble founded at the initiative of King Stanislaus Augustus. This troupe became the nucleus of the oldest permanent, professional, Polish public theatre, which later adopted the name National Theatre.
In connection with this jubilee, on 5th December 2014, the Seym of the Republic of Poland passed a resolution establishing the year 2015 as the Year of Polish Theatre, and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage decided to organize on that occasion celebration of 250 YEARS OF PUBLIC THEATRE IN POLAND.
Under the auspices of the Ministry, throughout the year numerous and varied projects are being conducted and events initiated throughout the country, coordinated by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw. The Institute is also responsible for the implementation of a number of its own key jubilee projects.
The official inauguration 250th ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLIC THEATRE IN POLAND took place on 12th February 2015 in the Helena Modrzejewska National Old Theatre in Kraków.