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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.

Creative teams stage performances in Russian theaters abroad

June 26, 2022

With the support of Russian Ministry of Culture creative teams of GITIS and other leading universities will produce five premieres in Russian theaters abroad.

This year students and graduates of GITIS & Moscow Art Theatre School will produce five premieres in Abkhazia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.

Last year, five premieres were produced and later performed in Russian theaters in Kazakhstan (Taraz and Nur-Sultan), Uzbekistan (Tashkent), Tajikistan (Buston), and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek).

By working with young directors, scenographers, and choreographers in Russian theaters in the former Soviet Union Russian Ministry of Culture can support Russian-speaking theaters in CIS countries.

Part of this initiative is the premier of Zeller’s play “Mother” in the State Russian Drama Theater in Sukhum on 26-27th of June. The play was produced by GITIS graduate Evgeniy Zakirov, scenography designer Maria Butusova and light designer Alexey Kryuchkov from the Moscow Art Theatre School.

On June 29-30th at the Dostoyevsky State Russian Drama Theater in Semey (Kazakhstan) there will be a premiere “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The play was created by the team: GITIS graduate Konstantin Deniskin, scenography student Alyona Grek and choreographer Sofia Gurzhieva.

In the same dates there will be a premiere of “Without a dowry” based on the play of Alexander Ostrovsky. The play is directed by GITIS graduate Daniil Shustov. The play was created with the help of sound designer Veronika Prosvetova and scenic designer from the Moscow Art Theatre School Daria Vipulis. The premiere will take place in the Russian Drama Theatre in Uralsk.

On July 20th Brest Academic Drama Theatre will host the premiere of “Truth is good, but happiness is better” based on the famous play by Alexander Ostrovsky. GITIS graduate Mikhail Pokhodnya, scenography designer Tatiana Anastasova and ballet student Yelizaveta Matvievich have worked together on this premiere.

This October, GITIS graduate Alexander Zolotovitsky will present the premiere of “Pushkin’s fairy tales” at the Aitmatov Russian Drama Theater in Bishkek.

Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation:

“It is important for us that this GITIS initiative continues to develop. Students and graduates of theater schools get a chance to realize their creative potential and make a name for themselves. For our foreign colleagues and partners, it is an opportunity to get in touch with the true traditions of the Russian theater school. We all hope that this project will continue to grow.”

Andrey Malyshev, General Director of ROSKONCERT:

“The project helps to create strong ties between Russian theaters of the former USSR and graduates of the best Russian universities. Young theater professionals have the opportunity to dive into the professional theater environment, and potentially work with the creative teams of foreign theaters.”

Grigory Zaslavsky, Rector of GITIS:

“This is a very important project not only for GITIS, but also for Russian theaters and Russian diaspora abroad. The latter values Russian culture, which is a major source of meaning and inspiration. This is why we are grateful to Roskontsert, that for the second year in a row has given our graduates the opportunity to create performances in Russian theaters abroad.”

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