The Baku Puppet Theatre is located on Neftchiler Avenue of Baku. It was built in 1910 by Polish architect Józef Plośko, initially as the French Renaissance "Phenomenon" movie theater.
The puppets vary in size from a few centimetres to double the size of a human.
The theatre building was erected at the Baku Boulevard when there was no greenery yet. The exhaust ventilation system was superseded by forced ventilation. When the movie theater was opened to the public in June 1910, its administration advertised the features of full air change, occurring every 15 minutes and special ozonator.
Auditorium hall of the movie theater was 24 m. in length, 11 m. in width, 10 m. in height. 400 seats were available in parterre. Additionally there were 7 loges, and in upper section 3 verandas.
History of the buildingThe first owner of “Phenomenon” cinema was M.Gofman. It was planning to rent the cinema hall for spectacles. Entrepreneurs were arranging a permission from city authorities to enlarge the building in the future. As a result, the architectural appearance of the building was completed by the monuments of 4 ancient mythological figures – Mercury, Bacchus, Poseidon and Aphrodite.
In 1921, according to project of Azerbaijani architect Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov the building was cardinally rebuilt for theatre "Satyragite".
“Phenomenon” operated as cinema, casino, Satyrogite theatre, Musical Comedy Theater and Museum of Agricultural Achievements till 1931. Use our Baku journey builder site to visit Baku Puppet Theatre on your trip to Baku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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A beautiful building at the edge of Dənizkənarı Milli Park. It's the Azerbaijan State Puppet Theater. It appear to be closed. But advertising signage was present.
A beautiful building at the edge of Dənizkənarı Milli Park. It's the Azerbaijan State Puppet Theater. It appear to be closed. But advertising signage was present. more »
The Abdulla Shaig Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre is a truly enchanting place. It is a landmark of Baku as the bus station and the underpass next to it are named after it. I was very impressed by the.... more
The Abdulla Shaig Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre is a truly enchanting place. It is a landmark of Baku as the bus station and the underpass next to it are named after it. I was very impressed by the.... more »
Was there when I was little boy :)) Very beautiful architectural building!
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