I have been living abroad, specifically in the UK, for that last 16 years and had the opportunity to visit some of the greatest cultural venues in the world. The Lazaristes Monastery, or Moni Lazariston (in Greek), could be compared with one of them. Situated amongst old fashioned buildings without architectural inspiration, the newly renovated theatre stands out of the... crowd.
From the staff, who have been particularly helpful, willing and informative, to the communal areas, such as the café and the lobby, this national theatre is great. The vast majority of the plays are in Greek, and –according to my experience– surtitles are not provided, unless specified in the programme.
Nevertheless, even the non-native speakers would be exposed to the attractive peculiarities of the Greek culture through each and every play. The cast is comprised mostly by permanently employed actors of the National Theatre of Northern Greece, with the odd add-on of a famous actor, due to their exposure in TV.
The most expensive tickets wouldn't cost more than £20pp, which makes the visit rather affordable.
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