facebook31 twitter21 

Opening of Piraeus Municipal Theater

The October 15 inauguration of the official opening of the Piraeus Municipal Theater was attended by President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Piraeus Mayor Vassilis Michaloliakos.

With 10-minute video projections on the building's facade, special lighting, music and tours, the aim of the grand opening was to tell the story of this historical building: from the start of its construction in the port city's Korai Square in 1883 to the glorious inauguration that followed 11 years later, with Piraeus's philharmonic orchestra playing classical music in the courtyard as the crowds arrived in richly ornamented carriages or on public buses that had only just made an appearance on Greek city streets.

Acclaimed choreographer Fokas Evangelinos supervised the main theme of the event, which was a retrospective covering the theater's history and some of its greatest moments.

Media