National Theater in Athens
The National Theater in Athens was a gift of 10,000 pounds from Efstratios Rallis,
King George I who decided to build it in Athens on 1880. In 1891 the foundations are laid on Saint Konstantinou Street.
The Theater is built according to a design by the well-known Austrian
architect Ernst Ziller, who was responsible for a number of other
public buildings in Athens.
On 24 November, 1901, the Royal Theater opens its doors to the
public. It remains active for 9 years and it is re-opened on May
30, 1930, as the National Theater of Greece.
All important actors and actresses of Greece have performed at
the National Theater of Greece: The company operates five stages
- three at the old historic theater site and two at its new theater
- all dedicated to the very best aspects of ancient, classic and