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Turbina Theatre

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Turbina Theatre

Into Culture

A New Theater in Town  

The newest theater and culture center in town is fairly close to Wilson Square and the capital’s main boulevard. This is a new home for the Albanian theater performers as well as a hotspot for all the theater enthusiasts.

Turbina’s location is one of the most popular areas of town and easily reachable from many different points of the city. You can walk to it from the main boulevard or, even better, after taking a nice long stroll in the Grand Park of Tirana, where you can enjoy views of the lake and the refreshing green space.

The entrance of Turbina, photo by IntoAlbania.

During the Communist period in Albania, the structure housed one of the main scientific research laboratories. These days, its contemporary architecture and modern design has given it a new look while still preserving some elements of its old architecture. The construction is quite noticeable. In general, every architectural element here is designed to effectively support Turbina’s main function as a theater. On the outside, a semi cylindrical roof covers it which, apart from giving it an attractive appearance, also enhances the functions of the internal stages. The space houses two separate halls with modern equipment and acoustics. The first stage sits approximately 400 spectators while the smaller stage has around 150 seats.

The biggest stage of Turbina, photo by IntoAlbania.

The show “Tag” at Turbina, one of the most popular shows lately. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Numerous cafes and bars sit right across the entrance of the theater. You do not have to walk a long way to enjoy a drink before or after a show or art exhibit at Turbina. You may take a moment to look at the several art installations decorating the entrance, all created by several students from the Academy of Arts in Tirana. In many ways, these installations tell the story of the arts, technology, and media of the capital as well as its industrialization.

Turbina snacks and drinks bar near the theatre, photo by IntoAlbania.

All in all, this brand spanking new theater center is sure to attract the attention of the public with its regular shows and create a new center for the culture loving public.

 

By: IntoAlbania

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