Istanbul Open Air Concert Hall, Harbiye Acik Hava Tiyatrosu is the open-air theatre in Harbiye on the European side located between Istanbul Hilton Hotel and Lutfi Kirdar Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı (Congress & Exhibition Hall).
Acik Hava Tiyatrosu was built in 1946 but it first took place in the city plans prepared by M. Prost in the 30’s., which were the years the young republic of Turkey was employing experts and scientists from the Europe. The first play performed at the Acik Hava Tiyatrosu was King Oidipus by Sophocles. The play was performed by Ankara State Theatre.
The theatre built like an amphi theatre has 30-seated protocol box, 3,950-seated audience part. The stage is big enough for 80-musician orchestra and 200-300-actor play.
Address Harbiye, Sisli (Located behind the Hilton Hotel) Tel: (0212) 296 24 04
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