‘Tears and Laughter’ Theatre
‘Tears and Laughter’ (Salza i smyah) is the name of Bulgaria’s oldest professional theatre company. It was founded in 1892. It is the company that founded the National Theatre. It has gone through various obstacles – it has been closed, reopened, refashioned… It gave birth to the companies of the Satire Theatre and the ‘Tears and Laughter” New Drama Theatre.
Today ‘Tears and Laughter’ Theatre has the statute of an Open Stage. Thanks to that, it maintains an exceptionally rich repertoire which includes both new independent projects and well-established top shows.
The theatre building has a great architectural value and so has been declared a monument of culture.