Greek National Theater

Renovation study

For funding the technical study that will facilitate the Rex building’s renovation. The Rex is the premier performance complex in modern-day Athens.  It was constructed in the 1930s. The building is recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a listed monument of modern architecture. It was designed by the renowned architects of the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris, Leonidas Bonis and Vasilios Kassanras. Two of the National Theater’s stages are currently housed at the Rex building, the Central Stage and the Children’s Stage.

The Theater was established in 1900 under the name Royal Theater and was renamed the National Theater in 1930. It is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and an Artistic Director who also oversees the Theater’s Drama School, which was established in 1930. In addition to its classical repertoire, the Greek National Theater supports experimental theatrical expressions, particularly since the establishment of the Experimental Stage in 1997.