About Sights – Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Established in 1927, the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Georgian: საქართველოს თეატრის, მუსიკის, კინოსა და ქორეოგრაფიის სახელმწიფო მუზეუმი) is housed in a former palace built by German Prince Constantine Oldenburg in the late 19th century as a token of his love for a beautiful Georgian woman called Agraphina Japaridze.

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Recently refurbished, the building was designed by architect Paul Stern in a blend of Gothic and Islamic style. A three-storey tower, high merlons and steep roofing are unusual architectural features in Tbilisi.

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Also known as the Art Palace, the museum houses an outstanding collection of objects from Georgian theatre, cinema, circus, folklore, opera and ballet, as well as manuscripts, books, photos, audio recordings and posters. The museum also has a collection of costumes from famous movies, including the movie “Color of Pomegranates” by Sergei Parajanov (1968).

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

The museum is located at 6, Kargareteli str., 0108, Tbilisi and is open Monday-Friday, 10.00-17.00.

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