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GITIS auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

GITIS launches auditions in the Republic of Kazakhstan the upcoming spring as our school deepens ties with the country.

14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”

November 21, 2023

The festival will showcase 14 performances from various theater schools and theaters in cities such as Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China), and Yaroslavl. The festival aims to serve as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between major Russian and international theater schools.

The Russian Theater School has started in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2023

Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda to immerse themselves in a ten-day training program under the guidance of the best instructors from the GITIS and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan

Stanislavsky and musical theatre

April 25, 2023

International conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s birth as part of the strategic academic leadership program “Priority-2030”


March 12, 2020

All the international festivals at GITIS are postponed

Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

April 22, 2019

The Moscow Times visited GITIS and The Boris Shchukin Theater Institute to learn more about the method of the world-renowned director.

Check out our new booklet!

December 19, 2018

GITIS presents its new English booklet that contains all necessary information about institute, its traditions and unique study programs.

GITIS joined Forbes Universities ranking

June 29, 2018

Forbes magazine compiled the first ranking of Russian universities in order to assess the quality of Russian education and to find out which universities graduate young people with entrepreneurial streak, and even those who can later join the Forbes list or become a part of the Russian political elite.

GITIS International Students Give Interview

January 23, 2018

Russian Information Agency — RIA Novosti — took an interview from GITIS international students: Alya Hanin (Slovenia), Georgios Kutlis (Greece), and Daniela Petkovich (Serbia).

GITIS Alumnus Hits Oscar Short-List

December 20, 2017

“Loveless” — the film directed by GITIS alumnus Andrey Zvyagintsev — got short-listed for Oscar Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

GITIS Graduate Debut at La Scala

November 15, 2017

On November 12, Ruzil Gatin — a GITIS graduate — made his first appearance on La Scala stage in Milan (Ruzil graduated from GITIS Variety Department, prof. Borisov class).

Russian King Lear in Beijing

November 2, 2017

On October 25 GITIS students from Kamenkovich and Krimov directing class played King Lear at the WTEA 2017 International Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Beware of fake certificates!

October 30, 2017

Russian Institute of Theater Arts — GITIS is a well-recognized brand, so no wonder that some dishonest people are trying to exploit it. Here is an example of a fake GITIS certificate signed by a fake professor.

GITIS students visit Estonian Academy

October 10, 2017

Second-year students of Leonid Heifetz Directing class went to Tallinn as a second phase of student exchange program between GITIS and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.

Theatre festival of the CIS countries “GITIS — masterclass”

November 16, 2020

From November 16 to 20 the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts — GITIS will hold the III “Theatre festival of the CIS countries “GITIS — masterclass” online.

This year, due to the coronavirus epidemic, theatre universities in the CIS countries were unable to come to Russia for the planned “Theatre festival of the CIS countries “GITIS — masterclass” in March 2020. We moved the festival to the fall, but in the fall the opportunity for students to come did not appear. However, we felt that it was wrong to cancel the annual meeting and decided to hold the festival online.

Five theatre schools — the Azerbaijan state University of culture and arts, the Kazakh national University of arts, the Academy of music, theater and fine arts of the Republic of Moldova, the State Institute of arts and culture of Uzbekistan and the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts — GITIS will show their student performances. At the end of the festival, students will discuss what they saw with University teachers.

Performances will be shown on the GITIS YouTube channel:

16th of November at 4 p.m. Anton Chekhov “The Proposal” (Russia)

17th of November at 4 p.m. Boris Akunin “The Seagull” (Republic of Moldova)

18th of November at 4 p.m. Carlo Gozzi “Turandot” (Republic of Uzbekistan)

19th of November at 5 p.m. William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet” (Republic of Azerbaijan)

As usual, masters and teachers of the University will hold lectures and masterclasses for participants of the festival, this time also online.

The goal of the festival was formulated by us together with the Interstate Fund for humanitarian cooperation of the CIS member States. We see it in strengthening cultural cooperation and establishing links between the CIS countries in the field of theatre education. In conditions of isolation, theatre schools participating in the festival try and discover new forms of remote communication, so as not to interrupt such an important exchange of experience for all of us.

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