Theatrum Gedanense Foundation

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The Theatrum Gedanense Foundation is a foundation established in 1990 to build an Elizabethan theater in Gdansk . The foundation organizes scientific symposia, art auctions as well as street happenings and folk festivals.

Theatrum Gedanense participated in the "Days of Culture of European Peoples" in 1995 and 1996. In 1993, the " Danzig Shakespeare Days" were held for the first time . The formula of the Shakespeare Days was transformed into an International Shakespeare Festival in 1997 during the millennium anniversary of Gdańsk.

The foundation is headed by Jerzy Limon. It operates under the auspices of:

After many years of efforts, construction of the Shakespeare Theater began in Gdansk . The foundation stone was laid on September 14, 2009. The building, designed by the Italian architect Renato Rizzi from Venice, was built on the site of the old Gdansk fencing school (1610). The red-brick building will include an Elizabethan theater. The flexible arrangement of the building will allow three kinds of arrangements: the Elizabethan scene, the central scene in the midst of four groups of audience and the conventional showcase scene. The sliding roof will enable presentations in the open air.

The construction costs were estimated at 82 million zlotys, 51 million of which were supported by the European Union. The opening ceremony took place on September 19, 2014.


  • Mirosław Baran: Fundamenty pod Szekspira , Gazeta Wyborcza from 12-13 September 2009, page 12
  • Gazeta Wyborcza from September 12-13, 2009, pages 16/17

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