The New Riga Theater is situated on the borders of the quiet centre in a building of wich the history dates back to the beginning of last century when the first professional Latvian theatre was established. It stands out among other theaters with its remaining quality and originality.
The quality of the NRT’s performances have also received international acclaim. Over those years, the New Riga Theater has represented Latvia at various international festivals. Usually modern and progressive directors perform their plays here.
The NRT’s leading stage director Alvis Hermanis has been named among the top ten European theater personalities of the decade in a survey by the Swiss magazine “DU”. This theater is definitely one of the favorite spots for many people who enjoy contemporary art and are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone. The informal atmosphere in the auditorium and halls does not pressure its visitors with unnecessary boundaries. People come here to take a break from the daily routine, enjoy innovative art and think.