National theatre


National theatre

Several countries have one or more national theatres. This component in the name of a theatre indicates that the funding is not only a concern of private investors or the local city, but of the national or federal budget. The Comédie-Française in Paris, founded in 1680, is widely considered to be the world's first national theatre.

*Argentina: Teatro Nacional Cervantes
*Australia: National Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne.
*Bulgaria: Ivan Vazov National Theatre
*People's Republic of China: The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing
*Republic of China: The National Theatre in Taipei City
*Costa Rica: Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica
*Croatia: The National Theatre in Zagreb
*Czech Republic: The National Theatre in Prague, The National Theatre in Brno, Moravian-Silesian National Theatre
*Finland: Finnish National Theatre
*France: Comédie-Française
*Germany: The National Theatres in Munich in Mannheim and Weimar
*Ghana: The National Theatre in Accra
*Greece: The National Theatre in Athens and the Northern Greece State Theatre in Thessaloniki
*Hungary: The National Theatres in Budapest, Győr, Miskolc, Pécs and Szeged
*Ireland: The National Theatre of Ireland is more commonly called the Abbey Theatre
*Israel: Habima Theater, Tel Aviv
*Japan: National Theatre, Tokyo; New National Theatre, Tokyo; National Theater Okinawa, Urasoe
*Kenya: Kenya National Theatre
*Latvia: The Latvian National Theatre, Riga
*Malaysia: National Theater in Kuala Lumpur
*Mali: Palais de la Culture Amadou Hampaté Ba
*Mexico: National Theatre of Mexico, Mexico City
*Norway: The Nationaltheatret (National Theatre) in Oslo
*Philippines: The Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila
*Poland: The Teatr Narodowy in Warsaw
*Portugal:
** The Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon
** The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon
** The Teatro Nacional São João in Oporto
*Romania: The National Theatres of Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Constanţa, Craiova, Iaşi, Târgu Mureş and Timişoara
*Serbia: National Theatre in Belgrade and the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad
*Slovakia: Slovak National Theatre
*Sri Lanka: Navarangahala in Colombo
*Spain
**Castile: Teatro Nacional María Guerrero, Madrid
**Catalonia: National Theatre of Catalonia, Barcelona
*Sweden: Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm
*Thailand: National Theatre of Thailand in Bangkok
*Turkey: Turkish State Theatres
*Uganda: National Theatre of Uganda
*United Arab Emirates: The National Theater in Abu Dhabi
*United Kingdom
**England: The Royal National Theatre or The National Theatre on London's South Bank
**Scotland: The National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow
**Wales: The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
*United States: The National Theatre of the Deaf in Connecticut

Not national theatres

Some theatres carry "national theatre" in their name without being governmentally funded national theatres:

*Sweden: Nationalteatern
*United States: The National Theatre in Washington, D.C.


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