Georgian dramatic art takes beginning in the 19th century. The founder is considered to be writer, translator and theatrical figure George Eristavi (1811-1864). Nowadays There are about 20 theaters functioning in Tbilisi. The most visited are Academic theater of opera and ballet named after Z. Paliashvili, State academic dramatic theatre named after Sh. Rustaveli, Dramatic theatre named after K. Marjanishvili.
Theater Tickets: Tickets for popular events still are sold out weeks in advance. Most Georgians buy them right at the box office, at the theaters.
Nowadays you can also order tickets through the internet.
At the Theater: The theater and ballet begin between 19:00-20:00 (7pm-8pm), sometimes as early as 18. Matinees start anytime between 11 and 14. During school holidays, the schedule often changes. Most theaters are closed either on Monday or Tuesday.