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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 and the Grand Theatre of Senegal signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of theatrical art

November 1, 2023

During a visit to Dakar, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts ( GITIS), a partner of the TV BRICS International Media Network, a cooperation agreement was concluded with the Grand Theatre of Senegal. This partnership will provide an opportunity for students and graduates of GITIS to create and stage a performance based on the works of Anton Chekhov on the stage of the Grand Theatre of Senegal in Dakar.

As part of this cooperation, it is also planned to conduct trainings and master classes by leading GITIS teachers for actors and artist-technologists working at the Grand Theater of Senegal. In addition, students from the musical theater and choreographer departments of GITIS will perform a concert in Dakar.

The Minister of Culture and Historical Heritage of Senegal, Aliou Sow, expressed warm support for the idea of ​​cooperation between GITIS and the Grand Theatre of Senegal. He emphasized the importance of these relationships for the development of the country’s theatrical culture and expressed hope for the further development of the creative union.

National School of Arts has also shown great interest in further cooperation with GITIS. The plans include holding master classes by GITIS teachers in Senegal, in which students from the National School of Arts will take part. The signing ceremony of the declaration of cooperation took place at the office of the National School of Arts in Dakar with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky also announced the possibility of accepting Senegalese students to study at GITIS. The chairman of the Senegalese actors’ union, Pape Fay, expressed his interest in this news and noted that this is a great opportunity for Senegalese actors.

Cooperation between GITIS and the Grand Theatre of Senegal opens up new opportunities for the development of theatrical art and cultural exchange between Russia and Senegal. This event is designed to strengthen partnerships between the countries and promote the development of theatrical culture in both countries.

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