Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, Philopappou Hill

The living museum of Greek dance

OPENING NIGHT   21 Mai 2024     CLOSING NIGHT  25 September 2024

PERFORMANCES   Thursday- Friday 21:30 &  Saturday-Sunday 20:30

OTHER  DANCE PERFORMANCES   21-29 May, 3-9 June, 27-30 June, 3-7 July, 15-17 July, 22-24 July, 5-21 August, 23-25 September,  charity events.

TICKETS   20 euros (travel agencies and groups: 15 euros) Children 10 euros

RESERVATIONS   are not necessary, the theatre has 860 seats

PROGRAM   Company of 75 dancers, musicians and singers. Program changes every second Thursday. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission, presenting many regions of Greece, each village or island through its authentic dances, costumes, musical instruments and songs. Reproduction is as faithful to the historic original as possible.

CLASSES   Any day of the year group or private classes on Greek dances for beginners and advanced

CONTACTS   Tel. +30 210 921 4650 (19:30-21:00)  &  +30 210 324 4395 (09:00-16:00)

ACCESS     Our garden theatre is situated opposite the Acropolis entrance, on the far side of Philopappou Hill.

PARKING ENTRANCE  Arakynthou Street 33, Philopappou Hill

By metro:  Line 2, Acropolis or Fix stations

By subway:   Line 1, Petralona station

By bus:  Trolley bus 15, Philopappou stop, or bus line 230 Zografou-Acropolis, terminal at Acropolis

By car:  Drive around Philopappou Hill, starting at the Dionysos restaurant opposite the Acropolis; we have a spacious parking lot

PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCE   St. Dimitrios Loumbardiaris walkway, Philopappou Hill

By metro: Acropolis station on line 2. From Plaka, the old town of Athens, take the pedestrian street towards St. Dimitrios Loumbardiaris till the entrance of the Acropolis

By bus:  Bus line 230 Zografou-Acropolis to Acropolis terminal stop

DESCRIPTION   The national Greek Dances Theatre “Dora Stratou” is unique in its kind in the world. Since 1953 it is the living museum of Greek dance. Dances, songs and music are presented in their original forms as were or are still performed in the respective villages or islands. Costumes are authentic museum pieces, handmade in villages more than a century ago.  The company wardrobe contains 2,000 such historical costumes from all over Greece, complete with jewelry and accessories.

Extensive field research by a team of specialists under the direction of Professor Dr. Alkis Raftis supports the fidelity of performances to the original.

The cultural and educational activities of the Theatre are financed by the Ministry of Culture, the National Tourism Organization, other government agencies and private donnors.

OTHER ACTIVITIES   Dance classes in English for individuals or groups. School with 500 students. Lectures, workshops, research programs. Copies of folk costumes made to order or rented. Library, collections and archives. Publications: books, albums, postcards, CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, posters etc. Close cooperation with the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO.  Detailed information at