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Cultural life and leisure in Veliky Novgorod


Regional Philharmonic Concert Hall
Every year Philharmonic Concert Hall holds music festivals, ten-day art festivals, namely: Christmas Gifts Festival, Russian Music Festival, Easter Festival and others.
Drama Theatre
Actors and actresses of the theatre compine experience, creativeness and enthusiasm and keep succeeding in artistic development and are never satisfied with what has already been achieved.
Theatre for Children and the Youth Maly
The theater has brilliantly presented over 60 performances of the well-known Russian and foreign playwrights and is a prizewinner of all-Russian and International contests.
Alexander Varentsov’s Workshop of Realism Painting
The unique complex, combining two art-studios, in which modern artists implement their masterful ideas.
Center of Musical Antiquities
In the Center you can hear songs and folk-tunes of Novgorod, Pskov, Arkhangelsk, Vologda and other regions, learn to make gusli and traditional clothes, get advices on many crafts.
Novgorod Printing House Interactive Exhibition
In the old well-equipped workroom, you can study graphic techniques and create the works of art in technique of monotype, linocut, etching.
The Novgorod Kremlin Park
The Novgorod Kremlin Park is a wonderful place for all kinds of interesting active family leisure.
Parks of Veliky Novgorod
Oases of wild nature among the cityscapes.
Dialog, Cultural, Art and Public Initiative Center

Cultural center collaborates with leading art galleries, artists and musicians.

Novgorod Contemporary Art Centre
The idea of the center is to show a viewer the most significant events in Russian art of the XX-XXI century.
Music Culture Center named after Sergei Rachmaninoff
The purpose of the Music Culture Center is promotion of the creative heritage of Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Novgorod Regional Folk Art Centre
The centre keeps national art traditions, holds expositions of arts and crafts and organizes trade festivals and holidays.
Rossiya Cinema Center
The repertory of the Cinema Center includes world and Russian premieres, the great variety of the world cinematograph.
Frigate Flagman Night Club
This is a place for relaxation, meeting, dating and dizzying parties every Friday and Saturday!
City Cultural Center named after Nikolai Vasiliev
The center holds different kinds of cultural events. It is famous for its music festivals and friendly atmosphere.
Novgorod City Centre of Culture
The main organizer and performer of the city holidays and festivals: Novgorod City Day, New Year and calendar holidays.
Novgorod Region Scientific Library
The library is located in the southern part of the Novgorod Kremlin, in the building of government agencies of the imperial period (17th – 19th cc).
Chitay-Gorod Library

The Library consists of 4 departments: library for children, library for teenagers, library of world art culture and foreign languages, youth library.

Bianki Children's Library
The library offers a comfortable space for reading and self-education, family leisure, work and creativity.
Dmitry Balashov Cultural Fund
The Fund aims to promote the art of D.M. Balashov, publishes his works and also offers a number of interesting events.
Folklore Theatre Kudesy
The theatre keeps old Novgorodian traditions in its own unique way. It organizes folk holidays and other traditional events.
Paraskeva, the School of Traditional Culture
The school has developed many traditional craft programmes, for example - quilting, stuffed-doll, clay toys programmes. It holds workshops on the history of Russian folk costumes of the Northern and other regions of Russia.
Artists Union of Russia in Veliky Novgorod
The union organizes theme and solo exhibitions, reveals new talents, organizes plein-air painting. We also present the art of Veliky Novgorod to other countries.
Gesture, the theater of boundless possibilities
The theater participated in many festivals in Russia and abroad. It seeks new talents and draws public attention to the problems of the challenged people. The actors there are students of special schools.
Rhat, ethnographical club of old-Russian traditional military culture
The members of the Rhat club are studying practically all life aspects of professional medieval warrior in Russia.
Falkor, Theatre of Fire
The team works in the genre of the LED and fire show and takes part in the city and regional events. Fire Theatre offers entertainment programs for various events.
City Brass Band
The repertoire of the orchestra includes classical music of well-known Russian and foreign composers, dance music, music for children of school and pre-school age, classical jazz music.
The Senior Concert Choir of the Children’s Choral Capella of Veliky Novgorod
The ensemble performs the best works of the Renaissance, West European and Russian sacred music, national songs along with the works of classical jazz and popular music of the 20th century.
Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments named after V.G. Babanov
This is a team of musicians united by the idea of preserving and developing Russian national academic culture.
Kinder Quest Children Entertainment Center
Mirage Cinema
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