The Forest Theatre of Thessaloniki (Theatro Dassous) is the most emblematic open-air theatre venue of the National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG) located on the slopes of Kedrinos Hill (otherwise known as Seich Sou), enjoying a panoramic view over the city and its port. This theatre has been operating without interruption since 1978 and is a key meeting point for the citizens of Thessaloniki as well as visitors to the city. Through a wide range of art events every summer, including ancient Greek drama, concerts, music and dance performances, the theatre is a home to modern culture attracting audiences and artists not only from the Balkans but also from all over Europe.
With the passing of time, however this fine theatre, has suffered considerable wear and tear. According to the relevant study, waterproofing of the stage and the theatre seating area is necessary. At the same time new buildings will be built aiming at housing key parts of stage sets and costumes of historic NTNG productions with a view to organising guided visits also in the winter time.
In line with its commitment to promote culture, act4Greece supports the action “Maintenance and improvement of infrastructures of the Forest Theatre of Thessaloniki (Theatro Dassous)” from 15.12.2016 through 30.4.2017, on a total budget of €132,880. The NTNG is contributing with €27,880. Through Act4Greece, additional financial resources amounting to €105,000 are being sought.
In gratitude to those who support this effort, the NTNG is undertaking the initiative to offer a token reward to donors:
Donations can also be made by making a direct deposit at any NBG branch or a money transfer through NBG’s internet, phone and mobile banking to Account no. 080/005126-84 (ΙΒΑΝ: GR96001100800000008000512684 / BIC: ETHNGRAA).