The first theatre in 35 years plays in Chernobyl

The first theatre in 35 years plays in Chernobyl

Yes, Chernobyl is an exclusion zone. But even now there are organizations and people who protect, organize and support this area. They work on a shift basis and travel here from all over Ukraine: from Luhansk (refugees) to Khust. And they also need attention and love.

For the first time in 35 years since the Chernobyl accident, the Ukrainian theater came here two days ago.

No theater has played there since the Chernobyl explosion in 1986. Therefore, this is without exaggeration a historic event – on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, they performed for self-settlers and employees of the exclusion zone.

Their visit to Chernobyl thanks to the partnership with the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management and the NGO “Center”.

Of interest, was that their performance was in the same room as the trial of reactor operators took place after the disaster. Compare the photos in the gallery to the one below.

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Contamination Zone is a group of people who are united by our love for the Chernobyl Zone. We are a non-profit organisation and every year we raise thousands of euros for good causes in the Chernobyl Zone, such as firefighting equipment, monument restoration, animal welfare and more.

If you are planning or thinking about a trip to the zone, please check out our trips to Ukraine in 2023 and if you still have unanswered questions, feel free to get in touch!

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