The construction of a new Grand Theatre of National Arts has started in the Denjiin Myanga District of Ulaanbaatar. The theatre is expected to be completed by September 2021. The city of Ulaanbaatar approved the budget for building. The Ulaanbaatar City Administration selected a unique design for the theatre reminiscent of a traditional ‘ger’ (yurt).
The Grand Theater of National Arts has been performing concerts of Mongolian traditional arts world classics and modern dances since the 1980s. Mongolian performers are famous the world over. Artists from the theatre made their first guest tour abroad in 1933 when S. Buyannemekh’s production “The Dark Nation” was performed in Moscow. Since that time, Mongolian artists have performed in China, Hungary, Germany, Korea and the Russian Republics of Buriatia and Kalmykia (parts of the Russian Federation where Mongols live.) Their repertoire includes national and world classics, including Shakespeare’s “Othello”, Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex”, E. Voinich’s “Gadfly”, D. Namdag’s “Orolmaa”, J. Shagdar’s “White Mother Goddess”, and S. Jargalsaikhan’s “I love a man”.