National Theater of Albania

National Theater of Albania
National Theater of Albania
City Tirana
Country  Albania
Owned by State owned
Opened 1939

The National Theatre of Albania is based in Tirana, Albania.



The building of the Theater dates 1939. It was previously a movie theater. Later was called Kosovo Movie Theater (Albanian: Kinema Teater Kosova). The inauguration and naming to Professional Theater of the Country (Albanian: Teatër Profesionist i Shtetit) occurred on May 24, 1945. Later the theater was called Popular Theater (Albanian: Teatri Popullor). It held that name until June 1991 when it was called National Theater.[1]

In the National Theater of Albania have been shown unforgettable pieces, interpreted with high artistic values. The following names have been left in the memory of the spectators:


  • Besim Levonja,
  • Dionis Bubani,
  • Dritëro Agolli
  • Fadil Kraja,
  • Fadil Paçrami,
  • Kol Jakova,
  • Loni Papa,
  • Ruzhdi Pulaha,
  • Spiro Çomora,
  • Sulejman Pitarka,
  • Teodor Laço,

Theater Directors

  • Andon Pano,
  • Andrea Malo,
  • Drita Agolli
  • Esat Oktrova,
  • Kujtim Spahivogli,
  • Mihal Luarasi,
  • Pandi Stillu,
  • Pirro Mani,
  • Sokrat Mio,
  • Xhemal Broja,
  • Zina Andri,


  • Agim Qirjaqi,
  • Ahmet Pasha,
  • Anastas Kristofori,
  • Andon Qesari,
  • Bujar Lako,
  • Antoneta Papapavli,
  • Besa Imami,
  • Drita Haxhiraj,
  • Drita Pelingu,
  • Edi Luarasi,
  • Fatos Haxhiraj,
  • Gjon Karma,
  • Ilia Shyti,
  • Luan Qerimi,
  • Lazër Filipi,
  • Lazër Filipi,
  • Loro Kovaçi,
  • Kadri Roshi,
  • Sandër Prosi,
  • Margarita Xhepa,
  • Marie Logoreci,
  • Ndrek Luca,
  • Mihal Popi,
  • Ndriçim Xhepa.
  • Pavlina Mani,
  • Reshat Arbana,
  • Robert Ndrenika,
  • Roland Trebicka,
  • Roza Anagnosti,
  • Pjetër Gjoka,
  • Prokop Mima,
  • Shkëlqim Basha,
  • Sulejman Pitarka,
  • Viktor Gjoka,
  • Violeta Manushi,
  • Yllka Mujo,


Theatres throughout Albania

Albania holds other theatres in Vlora, Durres, Shkoder, Fier, Gjirokastër, Berat and Korce

Children's Theatres (Albanian: Teatri i Kukullave)

The theatre is situated in the center of Tirana. It is to be mentioned that the building used to be serve the Albanian parliament before World War II.

Another professional Children's theatre is in Korçë, under the A. Z. Çajupi theatre.[2]

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