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About Us

1981

The Yerevan Chamber Theatre was officially opened on December 15, 1981. However, the theatre’s troupe was well-known not only in Armenia but also beyond its borders as the “KVN Club” (Club of the Funny and Inventive) of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, captained by A. Yernjakyan.

1971-1972

The team was the first champion of Yerevan and the first to represent Armenia at the All-Union KVN games held in Moscow (1971-1972). Later, the “Men’s Club” was formed based on the KVN team, whose performances were presented on stages in Yerevan, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, and many other cities.

1981

Simultaneously, the creative team undertook the reconstruction of a building allocated for the theatre in the center of Yerevan. By 1981, the theatre had a well-furnished building and a troupe capable of solving the most complex creative tasks, with a repertoire of already well-known plays. 

1983

In 1983, the Chamber Theatre’s Jazz Trio was formed under the leadership of Artashes Kartalyan, whose music added a touch of spice to the theatre’s performances.

The creative foundation of the chamber theatre’s plays is the Identification System, developed by Ara Yernjakyan. The essence of this method is a perfect and natural connection created between the stage and the audience, turning the latter from a passive observer into an active participant in the play. Many plays staged during the theatre’s activity have been highly successful with audiences. Many well-known actors, directors, and musicians started their careers here. 

Since its establishment, the Yerevan Chamber Theatre has toured in various cities of Armenia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Riga, Tallinn, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Aleppo, Nantes, and other places. It is a laureate of many international theatre festivals held in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and other countries around the world.

1994

From the early years of the Chamber Theatre’s existence, the goal of Ara Yernjakyan and the creative team was to create a cultural complex extending beyond simple theatrical activity. Noteworthy achievements include a cinema hall, Fe-Art gallery (1994), the “Miss Armenia” beauty and elegance contest (1996-2000), “ErKat TV” and “YAN TV” television companies, the “ERKAT” cultural club, and many creative projects. Several feature films were produced with the support of the chamber theatre. 

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Today, the Yerevan Chamber Theatre continues to be the author of new ideas and theatrical projects that generate keen interest among viewers.