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Culture

The citizens are provided with cultural, leisure, artistic, informational and educational services by more than 1239 cultural and artistic establishments of the region operating within the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, including 577 libraries, 581 clubs, 46 primary specialised art schools, 30 museums, Regional Philharmonic, Regional Centre of Folk Art, 2 regional theatres, 2 Colleges of Art.

Kirovohrad M. Kropyvnytskyi Academic Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre

Kirovohrad region is the birthplace of the first professional Ukrainian theatre known as the Coryphaei Theatre, where such prominent cultural figures of Ukraine as Marko Kropyvnytskyi, Ivan Karpenko-Karyi, Mariia Zankovetska, Mykola Sadovskyi and others worked.

Contact:

4, Dvortsova st., Kropyvnytskyi, 25006
Box office: (0522) 24 15 03, (050) 654 99 43, (066) 419 91 71,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; http://teatr-koryfeiv.com.ua/

Kirovohrad Regional Academic Puppet Theatre

Is the best friend for light-hearted child audience and is always looking forward to seeing them. The theatre shows over 600 performances er year, which are viewed by almost 70,000 spectators. Currently, the theatre's repertoire includes 18 plays.

Contact:

B. Khmelnytskyi Square (3, Preobrazhenska st.), Kropyvnytskyi, 25006
Telephone: +38 (0522) 242892
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; http://puppets.kr.ua/

Kirovohrad Regional Philharmonic

It is the gem of the spiritual and cultural treasury, one of the Ukraine's best concert organisations with a huge creative potential, ample material and technical resources.

Its jewel and golden fund are the creative groups and soloists who bring fame to our steppe land far beyond our region's boundaries. Some of these artists are:

Contact:

8, Kavaleriiska st., Kropyvnytskyi, 25006
Telephone: (0522) 24 12 06, 22 15 57, 22 78 86
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; http://www.filarm.kr.ua/

The region icon groups that became famous within and beyond Ukraine:

Academic Theatre of Music, Song and Dance "Zoriany" (artistic director - People's Artist of Ukraine Antonina Chervinska)

Folk Dance Group "Prolisok" (artistic director - People's Artist of Ukraine, Professor Anatolii Korotkov)

Kirovohrad Regional Museum of Art

The funds of the regional art museum consist of the works of art received from the State Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, Kyiv museums of Russian and Ukrainian Art, the Directorate of Exhibitions of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, as well as works of art that were handed over to the Museum by well-known artists - natives of the city and the region.
The museum has 5 exhibition halls. The permanent halls are: Hall of Sacred Art, Hall of Western European and Russian Art of the 18th - early 20th Century, and Hall of Fellow Countrymen Artists.

Contact:

60, Velyka Perspektyvna st., Kropyvnytskyi
Telephone: +38(0522) 24 56 81, 24 98 37
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://artmuzeum.kr.ua/

Kirovohrad Regional Museum of Local History

The museum collection is listed to have more than 80,000 exhibits, with the basic funds counting more than 56,000 items. Especially precious are the palaeontological, archaeological and ethnographic collections. There are collections of memorial items, documents and lifetime publications, which belonged to famous compatriots: theatre figures from the Tobilevyches family, M. Kropyvnytskyi, writers Yurii Yanovskyi, Demian Biednyi, Ivan Mykytenko, Olena Zhurlyva and others. In 1994, the museum funds were enlarged with more than 4,000 items from the famous relics collector Oleksandr Ilin’s cabinet of curiosities, which consisted of iconography and sacred art masterpieces of 16th-19th centuries, sculptures and small statuary, paintings, dining sets and dishware from world's famous manufacturers, furniture of different styles and many other devices.

Contact:

40, Architect Pauchenko (Dvortsova) st., Kropyvnytskyi, 25006
Telephone: +38 (0522) 271841, 223597
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.kokm.kr.ua/

Kirovohrad D. Chyzhevskyi Regional Universal Scientific Library

The Library is one of the oldest cultural and educational institutions in Ukraine, having the largest book collection in the region and a multifaceted fund on traditional and modern storage media. It serves as the depository for local historical documents, the keeping place for valuable and rare editions and collections, the centre of cultural and spiritual communication.

Contact:

24, Velyka Perspektyvna st., Kropyvnytskyi, 25006
Tel./fax: +38 (0522) 22 65 79;
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; http://www.library.kr.ua

Clubs in the region

The network of club establishments in the region involves:
2532 groups from all genres of amateur art involving 26496 members. 171 groups have been awarded an honorary title of "People's" (exemplary), and take part in international, national and regional events;
21 district and 3 city centres of the Regional Creative Association of Masters of Ornamental and Fine Arts "Dyvosvit" bringing together 1835 artists.
Aesthetic education is provided to 7700 persons by 46 specialised out-of-school artistic educational institutions of the region.

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