The culture Ministry will launch a support system of children’s theatres

© Fotolia / Daddy CoolРебенок on stage. Archival photoThe culture Ministry will launch a support system of children’s theatres© Fotolia / Daddy Cool

The Ministry of culture in 2018 will launch a support system for touring children’s theatres and subsidised productions, told reporters on Friday, the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky.

«The Ministry of culture in the new year launches a separate system of support for touring children’s theatres and a separate system of subsidies to productions, purchase of new props, current repairs,» said Medina.

The Minister stressed that children’s repertoire in adult theaters should be more and this is the task before the Federal and regional theatres.

«And we’d like to see in children’s theaters, special attention was paid to the productions of those works which are included in the school curriculum,» added Medina.

The Minister noted that earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin announced additional funding of children’s theatres.

«A billion roubles will be allocated to support talented young people and 700 million roubles for support of children’s and puppet theater, municipal and regional subordination,» — said the Minister.

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