The OBALA open stage is inside the Academy of Performing Arts. It’s a place where classes take place, and it’s for presenting students works and screening films. And works of students together with their final exams that are usually in the form of plays that are open to the public.
It’s a very special evening out when I go to see a play there. I find it very different from going to any other theater; I somehow feel like connecting more with actors and the whole set up of everything. The stage itself is very small and creates a very intimate atmosphere and unique experience.
One of the most famous plays, “Audicija”, was first performed on this stage. Who knows, maybe on the night you visit there will be a play performed that will go on to earn cult status later. Inside of the academy there is a cafe, it’s a nice place to go before a play but it’s open on other days too, so if you are interested in engaging in conversation with student of performing arts, you should drop by.
The repertoire can be found on the site of the academy and at least day in advance you have to get your ticket from the cafe. It’s free of charge and are handed out just because the number of seats is limited.