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This neoclassical theatre is both a famous Klaipėda landmark, and the oldest theatre in the country. Laying at the heart of the city, it very much acts as a hub for the city’s cultural activity. It even plays a role during the days of Klaipėda’s Sea Festival, a popular event that takes place during July each year.
Built in 1857, this neoclassical theatre is both a famous Klaipėda landmark, and the oldest theatre in the country. During its eventful history it has been consumed by flames, only to be rebuilt and renovated (the last such incarnation was completed in 2015). Laying at the heart of the city, it very much acts as a hub for the city’s cultural activity. It even plays a role during the days of Klaipėda’s Sea Festival, a popular event that takes place during July each year. Like a number of other Lithuanian landmarks, it has associations with the region's somewhat turbulent history - It was from the balcony of this particular theatre that Hitler proclaimed the Anschluss of the Memel region (Klaipėda was under German control for long swathes of its history). Today, it’s home to a full schedule of theatrical performances, ranging from the most experimental to children’s shows. The renovated theatre also hosts the International Theatre Festival TheATRIUM, which is quickly becoming a tradition.

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