“We are establishing the 34th artistic institution co-managed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. At the end of 2015, there were 15 such institutions. Each of them is extremely important for Polish culture. I am glad that the Polish state can perform the function of art patron”, said Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Piotr Gliński during the ceremony of signing the agreement on the establishment of the new cultural institution Polish Classics Theatre.
The Polish Classics Theatre is an institution that was established by the Ministry of Culture together with the Polish Classics Theatre Foundation. It has been operating in a non-governmental form for some time. The theatre performs in various locations in Poland.
Deputy Prime Minister Gliński announced that the annual budget of the Polish Classics Theatre would be more than PLN 10 million. Jarosław Gajewski, hitherto president of the Polish Classics Theatre Foundation, was appointed acting director.
During the ceremony, Jarosław Gajewski said that “this is a great celebration of all communities of Polish theatre. I am sure that this is an institution which brilliantly fills a gap in our theatre market”.
The main objective of the creation of the Polish Classics Theatre is to increase the number of performed masterpieces of Polish classical drama and premières of the latest Polish translations of world classics in Poland. The institution will also have in its repertoire recently less frequently staged Old Polish, Romantic and Modernist dramas, as well as works of contemporary classics.
Performances will be presented throughout Poland. The institution will also run a rhapsodic stage as well as workshops and seminars for actors and directors. The Theatre will pursue a mission to strengthen and develop the skills necessary for enriching acting tasks in performances of classical dramas.