Introducing the Markideo Theatre

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For about a year now, the town of Pafos has enjoyed a new performing arts facility—the Markideo Theatre. Originally a movie theatre, the building was renovated and expanded by the municipality into a 420-seat theatre for plays and live music. The November 2017 debut performance featured British actress Charlotte Rampling in the play Moon and Stars; the performance was part of the Pafos 2017: European Capital of Culture programme. Since then, the venue has hosted performances of classical music, a festival of Cypriot composers, and an historical drama—to name just a few of the professional productions offered. The complex is located near the town centre, within walking distance of Kennedy Square. Its façade is contemporary and urbane and adjoins outdoor green spaces. Inside the theatre, a sophisticated system of moving panels allows technicians to adjust the acoustics for maximum effect, accommodating everything from the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra to a one-man play. National touring companies such as Nicosia’s Alpha Square and The Children's Stage of Doros Kyriakides regularly bring their productions here. Indeed, many of the performances, such as the upcoming Cinderella and the Sword of Wishes, are family-friendly. Search online ticket vendors for a survey of the latest offerings. Each listing indicates which languages are used. The Markideo Theatre is an exciting new resource for expanding your cultural horizons whilst you are in Pafos.

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