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National theatre of Miskolc: photo, description (National Theatre of Miskolc)

National theatre of Miskolc is the main theatre and the oldest theatre in Hungary. The present building was erected on the site burned down in the fire Michalska 19 Jul 1843 theatre built in Miskolc in the period from 1819 по1823 years. It was the second made entirely of stone theatre in Hungary (the first was in Cluj-Napoca) . The construction of the new building in the classical style (exterior) and neo-Baroque (interior) was launched 3 September 1847 according to the plans of Joseph Cassano on funds from insurance payments and social contributions, but a year suspended because of the revolution of 1848. In 1850, after a visit to Miskolc Emperor Franz Joseph I building was resumed, and finally on 3 September 1857 the theatre was opened. Within a few years the lower floors of the building were occupied by shops (the theatre was partly financed from their rent), and the upper levels were home to casino International .

In 1880 the building was remodeled and expanded, was built a high tower with the famous clock that beat every time the idea begins. In 1914, the theater, formerly joint-stock company, became the property of the municipality of Miskolc.

In 1990, the theater was waiting for a new upgrade - its area increased almost twice - on 16 000 square meters housed five separate rooms and in the basement was opened a theatrical Museum dedicated to the history of Miskolc .

Every year at the national theatre held a major Opera festival, gathering fans of great singing from all over Europe.