Everyone who has been at the holiday resort (whether in Anapa or in the Maldives) probably remembers a summer evening atmosphere, when people walk around, sing, have fun, and all their worries take a back seat. We all terribly miss that at home, don’t we? If you know this feeling, then this article is for you: it will help you understand how to chill out without going to a holiday resort. Thus, we join summer, weekend, like-minded people, Minsk 

Theater Evenings at the City Hall

What does the program of the evenings at the City Hall include?

The annual evenings at the City Hall include an open-air musical and theater program. Every weekend from the end of May to September from 4:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. performances, concerts, film screenings and workshops of the Belarusian musicians and capital’s theater artists take place in the Upper Town.

There are 3 reasons to go to the City Hall in the evening:

There are 3 reasons to go to the City Hall in the evening
  1. The facilities on Zybitskaya Str. and Oktyabrskaya Str. work all year round and not only at weekends. But only in summer you can see a live performance of the artists of the Youth Theater, Musical Comedy Theater, puppet theater and new drama theater, as well as listen to immortal classical music performed by the Belarusian honored orchestras in the open air at the City Hall.

  2. It’s free of charge, so you must devote your weekends to cultural education in this summer.

  3. If you get bored, you can turn into the yard of the Monastyrski Hotel and watch a movie right on the street. So your evening will be full of romance.

What will be included in the program in 2021?

The first half of summer will be full of performances of the theater ensembles of the Musical Comedy Theater, the Bolshoi Theater, the Youth Theater, the Plastic (Youth) Theater, the New Drama Theater and the TriTformaT Project. The following performances will be shown: Thaw (literary and musical evening), Evening Tango (choreographic performance), Puss in Boots, Buzzy-Wuzzy Busy Fly, and Princess Mary.

Every weekend from 8:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. the dance programs “Catching Rhythms of Lindy Hop and Blues” and contemporary dance styles’ workshops of different studios will take place. Participation in such an event is like taking part in a free trial lesson. It’s a great way to find a new hobby by choosing a dance direction you like.

What will be included in the program in 2021?

From July 17, an open area at the City Hall invites you to dive into the world of classical music. It's weird to listen to classical music in everyday life, we like listening to energetic popular songs more. Moreover, a special calm, peaceful and a bit solemn atmosphere is required to enjoy classical instrumental music. Such an atmosphere is created during the evening concerts at the City Hall. Come and appreciate the live performances of professional orchestras every weekend from 8:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. In 2021, the following orchestras will perform live:

  • State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Cherished Classical Music for a Beloved City) – July 17

  • Sonorus Musical Chapel – July 24

  • Nemiga Concert Orchestra – July 31

  • BELSAXO Saxophone Orchestra – August 7

  • Minsk-Classic Orchestra (Music of Belarusian Composers) – August 14

  • National Television and Radio Company Symphony Orchestra (Video Game Symphony) – August 21

  • National Academic Folk Orchestra named after I.​ Zhinovich (Movie Music) – September 4

The evenings at the City Hall are an affordable way to relax the mind and enrich your life with more culture without going anywhere further than a subway line. If you are tired of ordinary walks and all your weekends are the same, then the summer program in the Upper Town is developed especially for you. Come and remember: if you get bored, you can watch a movie right on the street in the yard of the Monastyrski Hotel on Cyril and Methodius Street from 8:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. just like in a romantic movie!