Mongolia has an ancient history of theatrical art. The birth of Mongolia’s theatrical art can be traced to palace theaters and religious theatrical performances. In 1931, today’s State Academic Theater Opera and Ballet was first founded as the State Central Theater.
The State Academic Drama Theater, with its red-colored building of classical design is located not far from Ulaanbaatar’s central square. Famous Mongolian plays are performed on the stages of these theaters, along with world renowned operas, ballets, and plays performed by famous Mongolian and foreign artists. The repertoires of the two theaters, as well as the appearances by leading artists who perform at the world’s largest classical competitions and festivals, are evidence that Mongolia’s classical art has reached a high level today.