Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Youth was established in 1982 and is the only musical theatre for children in Ukraine, having an analogue only in Russia. Interesting forms of educational work are practiced here: open pre-premiere viewing by the young spectators, spectators’ conferences, “Initiation into Spectators” at the beginning of seasons, a cycle of talks and tours according to the subject matter of art disciplines. The Theatre’s pedagogues scrutinize thoroughly the audience’s interests, analyse the perception of each performance, conduct “Days of Theatre at School”, organize exhibitions of children’s drawings, theatre placards, theatre costumes; joint meetings of Art Council, teaching staff, and parents are also held.

The Theatre’s repertoire comprises opera and ballet performances, dramatized shows, concert programmes, interactive educational projects for spectators of all ages and for families.

Many performances are created by authors in collaboration with the Theatre.