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Ivan Vazov National Theater

stadionVasil Levski 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This theatre is named after Ivan Vazov (author of Under the Yoke, which is possibly the greatest piece of literature to have come out of Bulgaria...about the 300 year Muslim oppression of Sofia and the fight for freedom...well worth a read) and is a very...More

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice square with a variety of events going on every evening. Lots of people going there just to chill. The theatre is a gem in the square. There are also some performances going on but they are in Bulgarian. I bet they should...More

Thank MelinaMoyseos
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's between Vitosha Boulevard and Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral so it's on the way when you are visiting the main landmarks of the city. When you visit here, you would also visit the city park where locals get a rest or have lunch, I loved how...More

Thank cdagbagli
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

With Ivan Vazov being one of the most important writers in Bulgarian literature, it is certainly wise to name this beautiful national theatre after him. The building is nicely preserved with bright colour and rich decorations of great composition.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The building is depicted on the 50 levs banknote. A Vienna style environment looking over City Garden. The only possible visits of the building are during a show in Bulgarian.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Set in a small city centre park, this building is crammed with detail. There's a really chilled atmosphere too with street vendors (but no hussle), chess players etc.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The building in and of itself is beautiful. The park and the public lands on the outside is great for a walk or to relax and people watch.

Thank RutgersPrez
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's always good to go to the theater. To relax and ti gwt away from reality. Ivan Vazov is the best theater in Sofia. Full of culture and great architecture. It's also a great place to go hang with friends.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful buildings in Sofia! Definetly a must see ! Great theater with amazing actors !

Thank Elina S
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My Bulgarian took me here and he pointed out to me that in one of the angels up on top, there is one with a golden ball. Take a closer look and you will find it!

Thank saruwhite
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Lukas K
Hello everyone, I wanted to know if the theater offers shows in English. I know that at least one review here and the website of the theater, which seems to be available only in English, indicate otherwise, but maybe I am missing something. If someone could point me towards other cultural venues in English I would be very grateful. Kind regards and a happy new year, Lukas Köstler
5 January 2017|
Response from LukiLukeGO | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lukas. T To what I heard and remember during my Sofia tourist tour in 2016, there are no English plays. It's all in Bulgarian. Sorry to disappoint you. Still, if it's not freezing weather during your Sofia visit, I... More