There is a lot of tension across the globe right now and following the recent referendum, Turkey is no different. However, its residents and those looking for real estate for sale in Istanbul seem to be taking everything in their stride. Not only do the numbers of people looking for quality homes and real estate in Turkey continue to grow, but so too do attendance numbers in the theatres.
Theatre in Turkey is a unique combination of traditional and modern approaches, techniques and stories. Theatres close to property for sale in Turkey are either privately owned and run, or are part of the state theatre movement, which was initially set up in 1927, after the proclamation of the Republic. It’s main aim in the early days was to ensure the continuation and expansion of Turkish culture. Nowadays, it also supports several private theatres, and supports the training of world class actors and actresses, stage designers, and sound and lighting technicians. In turn, those that have benefited from the support of the state theatre have spread the love of theatre among the younger generations. All of this means that when you find your perfect Istanbul real estate or villa for sale in Turkey you will not be short of theatres to visit or performances to watch.
Theatre in general is going through somewhat of a resurgence in Turkey with the most recent season seeing what has been described as a substantial increase in the number of people attending theatrical performances. In the first 6 months of the 2016-17 season state theatres alone reached 1.5 million viewers, including those looking for real estate in Istanbul for sale. The reason behind the increase in numbers is thought to be a combination of the quality of the acting and the uniqueness of the works, along with the fact that stage actors and actresses are becoming household names, even among those coming into the country looking for real estate for sale in Istanbul. Along with stage performances, the state theatre offers festivals that include workshops aimed at encouraging children to see the importance of the stage, and even to consider a future on it. One such festival aimed purely at children has taken place in Ankara for over 13 years, and continues to draw crowds. Part of the future plans of the state theatre is to add special theatre productions aimed at children with visual impairments. Of course, if you are looking for entertainment close to your real estate Turkey wide, it isn’t just found in the large state theatres, but also in shadow theatre, folk plays and traditional theatre. Other forms of entertainment that draw crowds both old and young are dance, opera and circuses.
Whether you are in Turkey still looking for real estate for sale in Istanbul, or you have found the place for you, a visit to one of the state theatres is a must. Even if the play is in Turkish, you will be able to follow the action from the experienced actors and actresses. After all, opera is rarely in your home language, and ballet has no words at all, but both are enjoyable to those who prefer those art forms.