Opera and Ballet Theater


Visit Guide to Opera and Ballet Theater

Kyrgyz National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Abdylas Maldybaev is an opera and Ballet Theatre in the city of Bishkek, the only opera house in Kyrgyzstan, was opened in 1937 as a Drama and Music Theatre. For its long and rich history the theatre has staged a lot of various performances, plays, musicals, operas and ballets.

Getting There

You can get here by public transport, car, taxi, on foot.

Address: 167, Abdrakhmanova Street, Bishkek

Website: http://www.operaballet.lg.kg/

What to Expect

Performances by professional musicians, composers, conductors, artists, directors, teachers.


The design and construction of the building of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater started before the Great Patriotic War, but was completed only in 1955 by the architects L. Laburenko and P. Ivanova with the participation of the Frunze (now Bishkek) chief architect P.P. Ivanov and engineer P.P. Provorov.

The architecture of the theatre is a real example of the Ancient Greek classical style. The facade is decorated by a huge colonnade. The columns are accomplished with the gorgeously gypsums white bas-reliefs. The chiseled sculptures of muses are raised on the roof.

Facilities Available

  • Market
  • Transport
  • Groceries
  • Bus stop
  • Park
  • Parking
  • Taxi