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GITIS auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

GITIS launches auditions in the Republic of Kazakhstan the upcoming spring as our school deepens ties with the country.

14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”

November 21, 2023

The festival will showcase 14 performances from various theater schools and theaters in cities such as Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China), and Yaroslavl. The festival aims to serve as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between major Russian and international theater schools.

The Russian Theater School has started in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2023

Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda to immerse themselves in a ten-day training program under the guidance of the best instructors from the GITIS and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan

Stanislavsky and musical theatre

April 25, 2023

International conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s birth as part of the strategic academic leadership program “Priority-2030”


March 12, 2020

All the international festivals at GITIS are postponed

Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

April 22, 2019

The Moscow Times visited GITIS and The Boris Shchukin Theater Institute to learn more about the method of the world-renowned director.

Check out our new booklet!

December 19, 2018

GITIS presents its new English booklet that contains all necessary information about institute, its traditions and unique study programs.

GITIS joined Forbes Universities ranking

June 29, 2018

Forbes magazine compiled the first ranking of Russian universities in order to assess the quality of Russian education and to find out which universities graduate young people with entrepreneurial streak, and even those who can later join the Forbes list or become a part of the Russian political elite.

GITIS International Students Give Interview

January 23, 2018

Russian Information Agency — RIA Novosti — took an interview from GITIS international students: Alya Hanin (Slovenia), Georgios Kutlis (Greece), and Daniela Petkovich (Serbia).

GITIS Alumnus Hits Oscar Short-List

December 20, 2017

“Loveless” — the film directed by GITIS alumnus Andrey Zvyagintsev — got short-listed for Oscar Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

GITIS Graduate Debut at La Scala

November 15, 2017

On November 12, Ruzil Gatin — a GITIS graduate — made his first appearance on La Scala stage in Milan (Ruzil graduated from GITIS Variety Department, prof. Borisov class).

Russian King Lear in Beijing

November 2, 2017

On October 25 GITIS students from Kamenkovich and Krimov directing class played King Lear at the WTEA 2017 International Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Beware of fake certificates!

October 30, 2017

Russian Institute of Theater Arts — GITIS is a well-recognized brand, so no wonder that some dishonest people are trying to exploit it. Here is an example of a fake GITIS certificate signed by a fake professor.

GITIS students visit Estonian Academy

October 10, 2017

Second-year students of Leonid Heifetz Directing class went to Tallinn as a second phase of student exchange program between GITIS and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.

GITIS schools abroad

July 5, 2023

At Issyk-Kul lake, GITIS Acting Summer School has started at the “Aurora” sanatorium, for students from acting schools in Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. In a couple of days, classes will also begin for students from the drama schools of Armenia at the “Writers’ House” in Tsaghkadzor.

Over the course of ten days, GITIS professors specializing in acting, directing, stage speech, and stage movement will conduct training sessions and workshops for students from Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Arts, and Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema.

At this Summer School GITIS is represented by Timofey Sopolyov, the dean of the Musical Theatre Faculty, Aidar Zakirov, the head of the Stage Movement Department, and students from the Directing Faculty (class of Oleg Kudryashov).

Senior lecturer of the Sound Drama Department, Alina Gudaryova, lecturer of the Sound Drama Department, Irina Krugman, senior lecturer of the Stage Movement Department, Robert Elkibaev, lecturer of the Stage Speech Department, Elena Dvizova, and students from the Faculty of New Directions in Stage Arts will be sent to Armenia.

Together with the students, GITIS professors will demonstrate the methodology of teaching Russian theatre school in practice. The GITIS Summer School is taking place for the second time at Issyk-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan and for the first time in Armenia.

“GITIS School on theatre education methodologies is one of the most important projects that allows us, on the one hand, to promote the traditions of classical Russian theatre education abroad, and on the other hand, to uphold and support GITIS’ status as a methodological center in the field of theatre education.”

Certainly, it is also a wonderful opportunity for networking and establishing new professional connections. Wherever we hold the School for the first time, there is inevitably a desire to organize the next one. This is how the GITIS Schools have already become regular events in Kazakhstan and are becoming so in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan at Issyk-Kul lake. Our professional missions to Armenia are turning into a tradition as well," says Grigory Zaslavsky, the rector of GITIS.

The GITIS Summer Schools in Kyrgyzstan and Armenia are held with the participation of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports, and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic, Rossotrudnichestvo in Kyrgyzstan, the Foundation for Support and Development of Theatre Education, the A.M. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Support and Development Fund, Gazprombank, and the Humanitarian Project of Ivan Polyakov.

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