Kyiv Academic Puppet Theater
In 1927, O. Solomarsky and I. Deeva debuted the Experimental Puppet Theater as part of the Kyiv Academic Young Spectators Theater. After two years of tireless, fruitful work, the theater received the status of “Instructor", and in 1931 the theater became known as the Theater of Small Forms. At this time, its creators released more than 10 unique productions. In 1936, the theater began its two most important creative traditions, the first being returning classic fairy tale productions and the second being receiving awards and international recognition. In 1965, the company was directed by Yuri Sikalo, who for the next 50 years lead its activities. It was with his arrival that the capital's audience discovered puppet theater productions exclusively targeted towards adult viewers.