Renovations Currently Underway!


Introducing Pushkin Hall 

After being itinerant since our founding, The Russian Arts Theater and Studio is thrilled to announce that we have moved into our permanent home! As of June 1st, 2018 TRATS has taken over nearly 2,000 square feet of space at The Center at West Park, located at 165 W86th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue).

Pushkin Hall, a high-ceilinged ballroom space will be renovated into a venue for rehearsals, classes, workshops, events and performances. In addition to serving as a home for repertory theater, the space will also be available to rent to artists at an affordable rate.

We are currently accepting summer rentals. Need space for rehearsals or events? Click on the button below!

Registration Now Open For Playing Chekhov!

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Playing Chekhov Returns!


This 8-week workshop aims to explore the plays and characters of Anton Chekhov, whose works are often considered to be the most challenging repertoire for actors. Taught by Artistic Director and Master Teacher Aleksey Burago, actors will be introduced to the various elements of Chekhov's backdrop--Russian history, culture and mentality--while learning to incorporate the rehearsal techniques developed by Stanislavsky and Michael Chekhov, crucial in building a compelling and complex character. Through discussions of Chekhov's life as recorded in his letters and memoirs, as well as warm-up exercises, theater games and études, students will explore and rehearse various Chekhovian roles as taught in Russian theater schools.