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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.

GITIS Winter School on Theater Education will be held in Kazakhstan

February 1, 2023

On February 3-13th GITIS Winter school will be organized at the “Baldauren” center. This winter school will welcome students, actors, and professors.

For 10 days GITIS professors will run workshops and discussions on theater education. GITIS will be represented by professors Taras Belousov, Ekaterina Granitova-Lavrovskaya, Ruslan Nasibulin, and Lyudmila Garnitsa. Together with the students of the Acting Department, they will demonstrate the methodology of Russian theater education.

Students and professors from the Kazakh National University of Arts, Kazakh State Puppet Theater, Turkestan Musical and Drama Theater, Atyrau Regional Kazakh Academic Drama Theater, and the Higher College of Culture will participate in this GITIS Winter School.

This Winter School will also include trips to Lake Borovoe and Abylai Khan Glade, Kenesary Cave, rocks Okzhetpes and Zhumbataks, lakes Shchuchye and Tekekol, and the city of Astana.

“This Winter School is not about endless bragging about our achievements. We focus here on creating strong partnerships with our partners — the Kazakh National University of Arts and the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. The goal of this School is not only to share valuable knowledge on theater education but also to establish strong connections with other students and professors. Some of the theater schools and theaters in Kazakhstan were built in Soviet times. GITIS professors have directly participated in this process, and we are proud of that. Today some theaters and universities are still led by GITIS graduates”, -commented GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky.

The GITIS Winter School in Kazakhstan will be held within the framework of the Priority 2030 Strategic Academic Leadership Program and with the support of the “Russian World” Foundation. The media partner of the event is TV BRICS.

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