The two-year restoration of Yekaterinburg Theater is now complete, Oblastnaya Gazeta recently reported.
Performers are currently rehearsing on the newly reconstructed stage, which includes new lighting equipment and sound technology. Rows of new chairs for the audience also fill the spacious auditorium.
Mykola Smets, the chairman of the committee for the construction of the project, said crews continue working to restore the surrounding neighborhood and improve available parking for the Yekaterinburg Theater. They plan to brighten the lighting on the streets and add convenient benches for pedestrians.
Restorers, organizers and city officials hope that restoring the building will benefit the cultural experiences of the young people in Yekaterinburg.
The fully updated theater will be open to its first live audience on the memorial birthday of Yekaterinburg, Nov. 18.
The Theatre for Young Spectators reconstruction project, which began in September 2012, is also nearing completion and should be done this fall.