Archive of Arts & Culture

Zhastar Theatre

Located near the railway station, this theater is an example late 19th Century architecture. Zhastar Theatre with a support of Astana city akimat (administration) gave its first-ever performance “Chingiz Khan” July 2007. There are more than 20 performances in its repertoire.  The theare has received recognition for its quality productions in Kazakhstan and abroad. The concert hall

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The Russian Drama Theater named after Maxim Gorky


Although Astana is a young capital, it is also old enough to have a theater founded in 1899. Today it is one of the largest and most popular drama theaters, not only in Astana, but in all of Central Asia. It puts on an amazing number of performances for adults and children, including classic works

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Kulanshi Modern Art Center

The Kulanshi Center has a collection that includes European masters such as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

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Palace of Peace and Harmony

The Palace of Peace and Accord is a great place to see amazing architecture and modern art. The building itself was designed by renowned architect Norman Foster and offers great views of the city. It also houses a souring three-level concert hall, a modern art gallery and is home to rotating exhibitions. It’s worth a

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Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

This museum is located in the president’s former residence and offers a unique insight into the birth of a nation and its progress through time. The exhibits reveal the most important stages in the formation of an independent Kazakhstan and talks about the life and work of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The interiors are intact and

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Has Sanat Gallery

The Has Sanat Gallery has works of well known artists and emerging talent. The core of its collection is paintings of local Kazakh artists, including A. Sadykhanov, A. Akanayev and E. Tolepbay. The gallery also hosts traveling exhibits of work from Kazakhstan and abroad.

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Shezhyre Gallery

This gallery of art, located in the Palace of Peace and Accord, is the place to see the work of modern Kazakh painters. It is divided into several galleries of different colors. The main gallery is yellow and has 100 paintings and 19 sculptures. Here you can see works of modern Kazakh painters, such as

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Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall

The Kazakhstan Concert Hall has two main auditoriums, one for film and another for the performing arts, such as concerts and ballet performances. The film theater can seat up to 3500 people. The concert hall has a wide orchestra pit, and back stage for theater, ballet and modern or classical concerts.

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American Corners & Cultural Centres in Kazakhstan

“American Corner” has been launched at the National Academic Library in Astana, and it’s a gold mine for anyone, of any age, who is interested in practicing English and learning about the United States. You’ll find English-language collections of American fiction, and reference books on U.S. government, history, and culture. Visitors also can learn more

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Astana Concert Hall

Astana Hall is the former Congrss hall and has been the high culture centre of the city for decades but now is also much more. Kazakhstan’s great heritage of classical music flourishes alongside the high spirits and bright energy of students and schoolchildren in a joyous spectrum of activity. No matter the day of the

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