Tomsk Drama Theatre
Tomsk Drama Theatre is the oldest theatre in Siberia. It was founded in 1850. The first building was financed by a merchant and gold mines owner called A. E. Filimonov. In 1944 the theatre was named after Valery Chkalov, legendary pilot who performed direct flights from Moscow to the Far East and from Moscow to the Northern Pole.
The theater now host two stages where many performances are given. The current building is located on the square of the city and was unveiled on December 30th 1977. The first performance to be given after it was re-opened in its new location was ”Solyonaya Pad” (Salted valley) based on a novel by Sergey Zalygin.