“It's like a dolls house,” whispers Areti when she spies the theatre and decides to live there, hidden inside a chest. The doll’s house in question is the Athens Municipal Theatre royal box, which Areti, her brother Drossos, and others who survived the terrible night of the Catastrophe make their home.
One of the most popular children’s books of recent times, The boy in the royal box, published in 2017, comes to the theatre for the first time in an adaptation by Andri Theodotou. This bittersweet fairy tale by the award-winning author Angeliki Darlasi is based on a historical event: the Asia Minor Catastrophe in September 1922, when more than 1,500,000 Greeks were forced to leave their homes and homeland forever and to try and build a new life in Greece.
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: Adults €10 | Children (1 person) €8 |(upper circle) €5
Family package (Sundays only): 2 Parents/Companions and 2 Children €32 | 2 Parents/Companions and 1 Child €25
Schools (Tuesday to Friday) €6 per person
YOUNG PEOPLE - ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE
Tuesday - Friday: Schools
The National Theatre of Greece's theatres are Covid-free spaces. Under the current rules, this means that they are open only to the fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months. To enter our theatres you must show a certificate of vaccination or recovery.
The requirement to present a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery applies to audience members aged 18 and over. For children aged four to seventeen-year-olds, a negative self-test performed within the previous 24 hours is required.
Masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained both when entering and leaving the theatre and during performances. Proof of identity must also be provided when presenting certificates or negative PCR tests or rapid tests.
Stathis KoikasAdutl Drossos
Giorgos SyrmasDimitria, Captain Nikitas, Flower seller
Athina MoustakaAunt Simela
Danai SaridakiKyria Zoe
Thaleia StamatelouLena, Woman florist
Sophia MarathakiMother, Woman