Belarus Theatre Renovation Plans Unveiled

1 August 2010 (Last Updated August 1st, 2010 18:30)

Plans to restore the National Academic Yanka Kupala Theatre in Minsk, Belarus, have been unveiled. The renovation will be carried out by Belarusian and Russian architects with the aim of restoring the building to its original appearance, expected to cost 200bn roubles ($67m).

Plans to restore the National Academic Yanka Kupala Theatre in Minsk, Belarus, have been unveiled.

The renovation will be carried out by Belarusian and Russian architects with the aim of restoring the building to its original appearance, expected to cost 200bn roubles ($67m).

The 400-seat theatre will feature an auditorium, and new backstage and technical facilities following the redevelopment.

Work on the project is set to begin in September and be complete by 2013.

The original theatre was designed by Polish architect Karl Kozlowski. It was built in the late 19th century and redeveloped in the 1950s.