Theatre Museum

Museum today

Since 2014, the  theatre Museum has hosted more than 1,000 students from 50 schools and students from various higher education institutions. A walk trough the time at the Marjanishvili theatre museum is still available - join us to visit theatrical scenery, costumes, props, wigs and many other items that make up a magical world of  theatre.
The project is educational, which means that during the visit to the museum you will learn about the history of Kote Marjanishvili theatre - how it was founded, what it is like today, as well see unique archival and photo materials, works by famous artists - Petre Otskheli, Elene Akhvlediani, Lado Gudiashvili and many others. In addition, a mini-excursion will be organized, which will allow you to get acquainted with everything that creates the  theatre, to see what is not visible from the auditorium, which arouses curiosity in each of you. Our museum takes you on an incredible trek trhough a routine that the actors of our theatre go through before the curtain opens for the audience. So we are waiting to talk about the rest while visiting the museum, See you at the Kote Marjanishvili  theatre Museum, come see our world and be inspired!
The project is intended for both pupils and students. Number of the guests per tour: from 15 to 20. Excurion time Friday, 15.00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the  theatre box office. Price: 2 GEL.

Contact us:
Tel:  593968887 – Rusudan Shoshitaishvili, muzeum guide.


A brief history of the museum

The Kote Marjanishvili State Drama  theatre Museum was founded by the great director and founder of the Marjanishvili  theatre, Kote Marjanishvili, in 1930, when the  theatre moved from Kutaisi to the Zubalashvili People's House in Tbilisi. The museum continues to function in the  theatre building and preserves the past and the present of the theatre for future generations.
The museum preserves materials about the directors, actors, artists working here since the establishment of the  theatre, as well as its repertoire information in chronological order; Performance posters, programs, tour materials, performance photos and other documentation that makes up the history of the  th  eatre.
Among the materials preserved in the Marjanishvili  theatre Museum are the unique exhibits, which are invaluable treasures not only for the  theatre, but also for the whole country: The paintings by Akhvlediani, Lado Gudiashvili, Davit Kakabadze, Irakli Gamrekeli, Sergo Kobuladze, Soliko Virsaladze, Tamar Abakelia, as well as the works of such Russian artists like Radakov, Ushin, Bozherianov, Simov belong to the museum. The museum preserves photos of famous photographers Shikhman and Ermakov.
The first director of the museum was Nino Sinauridze brought all these exhibits together and  laid the foundation of the museum, in fact. Then this mission was carried on by Babo Gamrekeli, Maia Kvantaliani, Marina Enukidze, Kako Kuchukhidze. Year after year, the museum funds were replenished continuously. Exhibitions are periodically held in the museum, where the exhibits from its depository are presented. Museum has an educational project "One Hour in the  theatre", which is successfully running for the third season. Marjanishvili  theatre Museum is the place where you have great opportunity to travel through amazing and magical labyrinths of the theatre.