The Maliy Dramatic Theatre was opened in 1944 in Leningrad, when most of the theatre groups were in the process of evacuation. From 2002, Lev Dodin became the stage manager and director of the theatre. The main characteristics of Lev Dodin’s creative method are depth, nature and the truth.
MDT is a constant visitor and participant of prestigious theatre festivals. Here, young producers and actors from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Hungary and Scandinavian countries serve an internship.
From 1998, MDT has participated in the annual festival of the national theatre prize “Gold Mask”.
For the last decennary, MDT has stayed one of the admitted leaders of the world theatre process. The theatre’s performances were shown in almost all corners of the globe – more than 60 cities in Europe, Australia, South and North America, and Southeast Asia.