The State Academic Central S.V. Obraztsov Puppet Theatre is celebrating its Birthday today. The most famous Russian and world puppet theatre celebrates two round dates in the new season - the 90th anniversary and 120th birthday of its founder Sergey Obraztsov.
The opening ceremony of the season and a special show of the legendary performance "Extraordinary Concert" dedicated to medical professionals were held in Moscow. The performance was shown more than 10,000 times around the world and over the course of its longevity it made it to the Guinness Book of Records.
The S.V. Obraztsov Puppet Theatre is a participant in the international cultural project "Russian Seasons". In 2019, German spectators were presented with the play "The Princess on a Pea, or Five Endless Nights" in Berlin.
Over the course of decades, the Obraztsov State Academic Puppet Theatre has grown into a major world puppet centre, with the most complete and only puppet library in Russia, the world's largest museum of puppet theatre of all known systems from antiquity to the present day.