Theatre 199 “Valentin Stoychev” – Sofia, Bulgaria
Theatre 199 "Valentin Stoychev" is a special theatrical space ("a prestigious and cosy cellar in the centre of Sofia"), created to host small performances of contemporary authors.
Theatre 199 was founded on June 12, 1965 and it’s called “199” because of the 199 seats it had at that time. It doesn’t work with a permanent team of creators. All staging teams are gathered to implement different projects, attracting the most elite directors and presenting dozens of talented actors.
The space in front of the theatre is also emblematic for the residents and guests of Sofia. The Wall of Fame called “199 Steps to Success” first of its kind in Bulgaria is placed right there keeping footprints of some of the most popular Bulgarian actors.