Prime Minister Viktor Orbán does not always only address national policies or sweeping, grand issues in his role as prime minister. The culture and arts are also issues close to his heart.
Orbán posted a photo on his Facebook page on Nov. 14 of the refurbished theater in the southwest Hungarian town of Kaposvár with the comment “The pride of Somogy: the Gergely Csiky Theater”.
The prime minister attended the theater last night for the opening performance of a play by author Gergely Csiky after whom the theater is named.
Renovated at a cost of 9.5 billion forints (€28.5 million), the historic theater building was completed in 1911 during one of the last years of the Hungarian “Belle Époque”, and has now received state-of-the-art stage technology.
The theater features a 450-person capacity main stage, a secondary stage for 150 spectators and a 50-person studio stage.
Refurbishing the building was a long-overdue project. Its last major renovation was back in the early 1980s.
Title image: The refurbished building of the theater in the southwest Hungarian town of Kaposvár (source: Viktor Orbán’s official Facebook page)