Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the most famous buildings in Europe.
It was built according to the design of famous architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski and opened in 1900. A number of technical innovations of that time were made in order to implement this project.
In particular, the theatre got electric heating, an elaborate fire safety system and innovative solutions for the scene arrangement. As the theatre is located on the land with bog soils, just above the Poltva River that flows nowadays in the underground sewer pipe, there was several times a threat of destruction that created a variety of mystical rumours. In addition to classical world performances, every theatrical season also introduces novelties.
Occasionally, it is possible to get to interesting cultural events of the city. In order to see the interior of the theatre, you should purchase a ticket for excursion.
Author Ihor Lylo
Translated by A. Kushch