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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 auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

Cooperation between Kazakh and Russian theatres was discussed at the open meeting in Kokshetau during the International forum “Kokshetau — a territory of creativity and friendship” hosted by the Northern gem of Kazakhstan’s Akmola region.

Theatre practitioners, journalists and guests of the forum were focused on the development of cultural cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia. Akmola’s Russian drama theatre presented its premieres: “The Stationmaster” directed by Timur Kulakov and “Voices in the dark” by GITIS graduate Askar Galimov.

A few days earlier Russian Culture center “Russian House” in Kazakh capital Astana launched a new project “Art and Enlightenment without borders”. Its program was open by GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky and director of Saint-Petersburg Youth theatre Svetlana Lavretsova who met with the Kazakh young people applying to Russian art schools this year. Prospective students had a chance to get helpful information about admissions to Russian universities.

Mr. Zaslavsky and Olga Filonova, head of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kazakhstan, agreed to organise workshops for young talent who aim to apply for Russian theatre institutes and to hold GITIS auditions in Astana.

Among the speakers of the meeting “Cultural co-operation between Kazakh and Russian theatres: current state, prospects and plans” in Kokahetau were Head of the Cultural department of the Akmola region Aigul Sabitova, GITIS Rector Grigory Zaslavsky, director of Saint-Petersburg Youth theatre Svetlana Lavretsova, director of Chimkent Russian drama theatre Igor Verbitsky, director of Kostanay Russian drama theatre and Yury Ivlev, director of Stanislavsky Russian drama theatre of Karaganda Gulnara Temirova. The meeting was initiated and moderated by director of Akmola Russian drama theatre Beibit Bakhtigereev.

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