TwO Windows Theatre
The popular Gdańsk promenade - Długa Street. A string of tenement houses. In one of them, right at the sidewalk - a large window, actually two, catching the eyes of pedestrians: an unusual theatre scene.
The TwO Windows Theatre Studio, a place for experiments and small theatrical forms, has three stages: a chamber stage inside the building, a summer street theatre and windows connecting the two. They are sort of a curtain, constituting the originality of stage performances. This theatre comes to the audience, the artists are literally at your fingertips. It is really worth stopping at 50/51 Długa Street to meet with the Arts during the bustle of everyday life ...
Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
The TwO Windows Theatre is one of scenes of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre. In the mid-sixteenth century rich Gdańsk was one of the most Shakespearian cities in Europe. Often English actors with the latest repertoires from London came here. In Gdańsk was founded the first Polish public theatre! The architecture alluded to the characteristic Elizabethan stage. On the theatre’s stage (at the same time a fencing school) Shakespeare’s plays were performed during his lifetime.
From these traditions arose the idea of the International Shakespeare Festival. For a number of years now lovers of the creativity of the Stratford master as well as the idea to reconstruct the seventeenth century Elizabethan theatre have been attracted to Gdańsk in August. The modern, multifunctional building designed by the Venetian architect Renato Rizzi is the new pride of Gdańsk. The stage can be transformed in Elizabethan, central or Italian and the retractable roof, thanks to which performances can be held in daylight, offers immense possibilities for staging. The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre provides impresario activities, presenting outstanding performances from Poland and around the world as well as conducts extensive educational activities. It is also an interesting place on the tourist route: unique attractions for visitors are not only the retractable roof, modern stage machinery or the mysterious alleys inside the theatre, but also the walking trail surrounding the theatre’s walls and the museum in the basement.