Badminton Theater

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Badminton Theater
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Badminton Theater: from arena to proscenium theater - the sole venue of the 2004 Olympic Games to be viably transformed. Badminton Theater, located in the park of the municipality of Goudi, Athens, originally built to host the badminton tournaments of the 2004 Olympic Games was re-opened in 2007 after a tremendous renovation to become one of the largest state-of-the-art theatrical venues in the broader region of the Southeast Mediterranean. Situated on the edge of the center of Athens in park below Imitos Mountain, the original industrial facade is the only remnant of the 2004 use. The inside of the building was completely transformed by a group of people with extensive experience in theatrical arts and cultural events and hosts particularly demanding productions acclaimed for aesthetic values and worldwide recognition. Badminton Theater, with its vast repertoire of both foreign and Greek productions, ranging from theatrical plays to musicals to concerts, boasts a record of over 1,500 performances since it's opening in 2007, has hosted over 4,500 artists from around the world and has been visited by more than 2,000,000 spectators! It is a focal stop for major international touring companies as well as the center of award winning Greek original productions.
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Roberta Franklin
Holyhead, UK568 contributions
Modern, stylish and functional
Feb 2017 • Couples
One of the most stylish buildings that was created for the Olympic Games in 2004, the Badminton Theatre has been made good use of ever since. It's located in the Goudi Park in the centre of Athens, which makes it ideal for all sorts of events - and it's been prepared for that. It has been turned into a beautiful theatre with great lighting and acoustics, and the more well-to-do Athenians and tourists can follow cultural events like opera, concerts and plays there.
Written April 17, 2017
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phoebe1 p
57 contributions
The sleeping beauty
May 2016 • Family
Very good performance on ice from the Russian ballet! Seats are comfortable, parking is huge enough. The surrounding area is filthy and should be cleaned. It is close to the metro katexaki just 7 minutes walk.
Written May 21, 2016
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elenipenny
Athens, Greece22 contributions
Badminton Theatre
Oct 2015 • Friends
Great place,easy parking.Fantastic shows all year round. All the best productions,many musicals visit Badminton Theatre. Recentley I watched The adventures of Priscilla Queen of the desert,great show.Comftable seats,coffee shop is my meeting point with my friends,love the design.
Written March 31, 2016
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Katerina R
Heraklion, Greece20 contributions
Jason and the golden fleece in Badminton theatre
Jan 2016 • Family
The musical was fantastic for the kids and for us, the parents. We enjoyed the music, costumes, scenery, acting, singing everything was of high quality. The theater was very good but we had very good seats, at the front. I think the view from upper part of the amphitheatre will not be that good because of the big distance from the stage.We also bought the cd of the specific play which the kids love to listen to at home. The play was in Greek but I think if someone knows the Greek myths they can follow the plot without understanding Greek. It's worth going.
Written January 31, 2016
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dozent
athens35 contributions
Euripides "Elektra" - on Tour in Greece
Aug 2015 • Family
We witnessed the first night on Tour in Nea Makri Amphitheatre and it was fabulous. This is pure tragedy at its finest with spectators weeping, what a catharsis. Excellent ensemble, outstanding Electra which gives you the goosebumps each time she raises her voice, even if you don't understand a single word. Don't miss. Duration approx. 1hr 45min, no intermission.
Written August 3, 2015
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traveller39312
Athens, Greece6 contributions
Badminton Theater Euripides Electra
Jun 2015
The Badminton Theater is always a pleasure to visit. The variety of the performances, carefully chosen are always superb.The space is very interestingly done, the theater itself very comfortable and great visibility no matter where your seat is. I recently took some friends that were visiting Athens to Euripides Electra - they wanted a unique cultural experience - they got it in spades! The show was intense and thought provoking - excellent production - beautiful choreography and music - and the directing and acting was top class! They even had subtitles in English for non-Greek speakers in the audience! I highly recommend this performance to everyone especially visitors to Athens looking for a entertainment and culture
Written July 15, 2015
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Fionayael
Canberra, Australia175 contributions
Superb!
Jun 2015 • Solo
The Badminton Theatre in Athens presents some amazing theatrical experiences. My mind was full of the production of Euripides' 'Elektra' for many hours afterwards. The chorus in my opinion stole the show, as excellentas the main actors were. Each chorus member had obviously been trained to a high level in drama, singing, and dance. The choreography was stunning. Breathtaking. The physical theatre itself is a testament to renovating space to a new purpose. The Badminton Theatre deserves the patronage of every theatre-lover and those willing to experience theatre. Sub-titles in English appear above the stage (as in opera). They do not detract from the performance. If the next evening were not my last in Athens, I would have gone back to see 'Elektra' for the second time. I still wonder whether I should have... So, if going to Athens, do look up the Badminton Theatre's offerings. A national and international treasure.
Written July 6, 2015
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Semeli62
Athens, Greece18 contributions
Euripides Electra - Ancient Greek Drama Exceeds Expectations
Jun 2015 • Couples
I you are in Athens this summer, do not miss this chance to experience an amazing theatrical work. Badminton Theater has accomplished something exceptional in this production of Euripides Electra. Unlike most attempts to bring the unparalleled art of ancient Greek drama to the summer stages in Greece, this production absorbed me from the first moment. In the comfort of a beautiful air-conditioned indoor theater I was mesmerized by the power and the intricacies of the story, the phenomenal acting, enchanting choreography, dramatic music, stark and symbolic set not to mention the attention paid to the non-Greek speaking audience by having the benefit to follow details of the poetic language with surtitles in English. I am told there are surtitles every show in English and in several other languages if requested. Even detailed attention was given to the program (in Greek and English) with a complete history of Greek ancient drama, details concerning this particular play, informative writings by the director (who is amazing by the way) and even a summary of the plot which is also in other languages including Chinese! It is clear that Badminton Theater is bringing something of top quality to the tourists in Athens this summer. It is advertised for shows Tuesday through Saturday up to the end of September. If fellow readers like culture when they travel, do not miss this!
Written June 19, 2015
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evi v
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Dialogue in the Dark
Feb 2015 • Business
i will share a special experience at the Batminton theater. it is called dialogue in the dark. you will find out how would your life be if living in the dark. Sounds, smells, touch... will activate your senses ... visit it and you will "see" everything in another way with the eyes of your soul enjoy
Written May 12, 2015
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Celeste K
New York City, NY1 contribution
What a great theater!
Apr 2015 • Friends
I have seen many shows there, from celebrations of Greek and international culture, music and dance, beautifully polished theater, to Dialogue in the Dark, a moving, eye opening interactive experience. I have enjoyed each and every performance I have seen there. I highly recommend you stop in for a great show!
Written May 12, 2015
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