Yerevan State Puppet Theatre of Armenia taking part in the International Puppet Festival in China
The Yerevan State Puppet Theater, named after Hovhannes Tumanyan, announced its participation in the upcoming 7th Shanghai International Puppet Festival on October 21st and 22nd. The theater will be showcasing its shadow puppetry production of “Thumbelina” at the festival, which serves as a testament to its artistic aptitude.
Founded on June 1st, 1935, the theater operates alongside the Theater for Young Spectators and was established by Sofya Bejanyan, a stage director, along with the artist Gevorg Arakelyan and actors Pavlos Boroyan and Araksya Arabyan. The theater has an extensive repertoire of 50 performances and is continually expanding its reach. With more than 500 performances per year, the theater organizes various cultural events, including exhibitions, music concerts, festivals, and tours.
The theater’s mission is to serve as a cultural guide for children and younger generations, offering them their first and foundational steps toward cultural education. With a growing audience of about 100,000 spectators annually, the theater strives to provide an immersive and engaging experience for its visitors.