Theatre, Opera, Museum in Sofia


Theaters in Sofia

There is a wide variety of cultural entertainment throughout Sofia. The theatre happens to be many of Bulgarians favorite pastimes.

Any time of the year, Sofia has several shows from comedy to drama.  You can watch performers dance, act, and sing at any of Sofia's popular theaters.

Popular Theaters in Sofia:

  • Ivan Vazov National Theater
  • Sofia Opera and Ballet
  • Theater “Sofia”
  • Bulgarian Army Theater
  • Nokolay Binev Youth Theater
  • Theater 199

Opera in Sofia

The National Opera and Ballet of Bulgaria is the hosts many well-known singers and performers. The building was established in 1908 and has had thousands of performances. The building is beautiful with a stunning façade out front and is located in the downtown area of Sofia. The opera now has many young and up and coming singers perform there, which attracts a younger audience.

Orchestra in Sofia

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra is the most popular orchestra in Bulgaria and was founded in 1928. There have been hundreds of performances over the years and there is also a concert hall and an art gallery inside the building. The Sofia Philharmonic other performs there along with many other well-known singers.

Museums in Sofia

The oldest and largest museums in Bulgaria are found in Sofia. They have many amazing parts of history in each one such as Thracian gold and silver treasures that were discovered in Bulgaria. There are both large-scale and small-scale exhibitions. Most museums aren't open everyday, so be sure to check the websites to be up-to-date with the schedule and hours.
Popular Museums in Sofia:

  • National Museum of History
  • National Museum of Bulgarian Fine Art
  • National Ethnographic Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Earth and Man National Museum
  • Sofia City art Gallery

Sofia Guide website offers a long list of museums throughout Sofia and their contact information.

Update 6/06/2018


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