Ivan Vazov National Theater Tours

Ivan Vazov National Theater
Built in 1907 by Viennese architects, the Ivan Vazov National Theater in Sofia is the oldest and largest theater in Bulgaria. Facing Sofia’s City Garden, it is home to Bulgaria’s leading drama company and hosts performances of both Bulgarian and international classics. Topped by a pediment that features a relief of Apollo surrounded by reclining muses, the theater’s colonnaded façade can be seen on 50 lev bank notes that were issued in 1999 and 2006. The towers behind the pediment are topped with sculptures of the goddess Nike.

Built in a neo-Classical style, the theater was soon named for the prominent Bulgarian writer, Ivan Vazov. It was reconstructed following fire damage in 1923 and again after sustaining damage from bombing during World War II. The most recent restoration occurred in 2000, although throughout the years the exterior has remained largely the same. Given its location adjacent to the City Garden, the theater is a popular meeting spot for locals and visitors alike.

Practical Info

The ticket office for the Ivan Vazov National Theater is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays. The theater’s main stage has 750 seats, while a smaller stage seats 120 and yet another stage on the fourth floor seats 70.
Address: 5 Dyakon Ignatiy Str., Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Experience Sophia’s rich culinary traditions on a 3-hour food and walking tour through the city’s atmospheric markets and neighborhood restaurants. Walk alongside a local foodie as you learn about Bulgaria’s regional cooking traditions, and duck into a café for a fresh salad with ayran, a lightly-fermented yogurt drink. Sample Bulgarian sweets in the bustling aisles of Tsentralni Hali, browse displays of aromatic spices and finish your trip through Sophia’s food culture with mezze with wine at a beloved restaurant. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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SoFun Bulgaria Discount Card

Explore the best of Sofia with the great-value SoFun Discount Card. Get up to 60% discounts on 70+ attractions. Lowest price one-day trips to Rila Monastery and Plovdiv. Selected city tours, shops, restaurants, bars, escape rooms, extreme sports, outdoor adventures, spa, massages, culture and sports events and more. The best experiences! The ultimate places! Save time. Save Money. Enjoy!• Free full-color map with the best attractions in Sofia. • SoFun Discount Card doesn't expire. You can use it anytime you visit Bulgaria.• SoFun Discount Card is not personalized. A single card can be used by your whole group of friends or family.• On the card, you will find a promo code, which you will use for the services that require preliminary booking.• Don't forget to always show your card before any activity or service.• You can get your card in SoFun's office: Sofia, Center, 2 Ivan Vazov Str., next to the National Theater.
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  • Duration: 1 to 5 days
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Sofia by Night Panoramic Tour with Dinner and Folklore Show

Admire the sights of Sofia by night before dinner and a folklore show on this evening tour. Take a panoramic drive around Bulgaria’s capital to see its illuminated highlights, including the floodlit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Palace of Culture, and more. Then, savor a 3-course Bulgarian dinner complemented with a live folklore show of traditional local music and dance. Dinner, show, air-conditioned transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sofia Sightseeing Tour

Avoid the restrictions of a group excursion and discover the historic capital at your own pace on an audio-guided tour of Sofia, with commentary available in multiple languages. Be immersed in the city’s atmosphere as you stroll between top attractions, and take advantage of the self-led nature of the tour to depart at a time that suits you.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Afternoon Delights in Sofia Tour

Feel like a Sofia local on this 3-hour afternoon city and food walking tour. Check out historical highlights such as the National Theater and King’s Palace, and see the Rotunda St. George, Banya Bashi Mosque, Synagogue, and St. Nedelya Church. Stop on route to taste ‘shopska’ salad and an ‘ayryan’ yogurt drink; shop for culinary goodies at the Central Hali Market; and finish with tastings of Bulgarian wine and cold meats at a traditional restaurant.
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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SHOPPING TOUR SOFIA

The Shopping tour includes visits to several shops for interesting souvenirs, decorations, roses, and lavender products, famous Bulgarian honey, and many others in downtown Sofia with discounts of 5 to 70%.The Shopping tour starts at 10:00 from Monday to Saturday, in front of our office. We are visiting:Shops with an unforgettable atmosphere, where you will get acquainted with the best Bulgarian crafts - forged articles of cuprum, ceramics, carving, weaving and everything that brings the spirit of Bulgaria.Growing roses and extracting the pure rose oil is a traditional industry in Bulgaria. The medicinal and cosmetic effects of oil roses are known all over the world. You will be able to buy various products from a direct manufacturer with minimum prices and discounts.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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