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We’ve rounded up the best plays, musicals and film festivals taking centre stage in Athens, that everyone will be talking about in March.

Athens hosts over 1,500 theater performances a year and is rightly characterized as the theatre capital of Greece. And the month of March is proving to be the perfect time to head to the theatre, as some powerful productions are promising to delight and entertain.

Fame The Musical 
Insights Greece - Athens' March Theatre Guide

Inspired by the iconic 1980s film that defined the cultural landscape of its time, Fame the Musical chronicles the journeys of aspiring artists at New York’s School of Fine Arts as they strive to succeed in the competitive entertainment world. Created by David De Silva, this renowned production has enjoyed widespread acclaim across over 50 nations and earned three Laurence Olivier Award nominations in the UK. Rooted in the beloved original movie, which garnered two Academy Awards and later spawned a television series and a cinematic remake three decades later, Fame continues to resonate with audiences, capturing the imaginations of newer generations. On the stage of the Christmas Theater in Athens, the famous musical will be performed by a London based cast of talented artists, and it’s directed by Dimitris Malissovas.

Entry: €15-50

When: 1-10 March, 2024

Date & Time: 1 March 8.30 pm, 2 March 5 pm & 9 pm, 3 March 3.5pm & 7.30 pm, 4 March 8 pm, 6 March 8 pm, 9 March 5 pm & 9 pm, 10 March 3.5pm & 9.30 pm

Address: Christmas Theater, 137 Veikou Ave., Galatsi 111 46


Dear England by James Graham
Insights Greece - Athens' March Theatre Guide

Joseph Fiennes interprets Gareth Southgate in this new play by James Graham, which examines the state of England today through the course of its national football team.

The country that gave the world football has long been on a painful losing streak. Why can’t England’s men beat themselves at their own game? With a team that has the worst penalty shootout record in the world, Gareth Southgate understands that he must open his mind and face the blow of the past few years to lead his team and country back to the promised land.

Rupert Goold directs this spectacular performance, which will be broadcast live from the Royal National Theater on the stage of the Athens Music Hall.

Entry: €8-15

Date & Time: 14 March, 8.00 pm

Address: Athens Music Hall – Vas. Sofias & Kokkali 1, 11521, Athens


Generation Lost
Insights Greece - Athens' March Theatre Guide

This is a melancholy requiem, albeit full of humour, for a generation raised in crisis and facing the fragmentation of its dreams. It is a play that presents a plurality of voices and experiences, combining fact and fiction to present Generation Y in all its complexity and diversity. Τhis is a production for all those who belong to Millennials widely known as the lost generation, but also for those who identify with its dreams and disappointments. A theatrical production for all adolescents trapped in adult bodies. The play is based on research and interviews in six European cities and was written as part of the Goethe Institute’s New Stages Southeast project. It was shortlisted as one of the five best works resulting from the project at the New Stages Southeast Festival in Oberhausen, Germany. After its premiere at the National Theatre of Greece, the play will be performed at the National Theater Mannheim.

Entry: €6-€20

Date & Time: 29 Μarch 2024, 9.00 pm

Address: Ziller Building-Nikos Kourkoulos Stage, National Theater of Greece, 6 Mavromichali, Athens 


The Matchmaker
Insights Greece - Athens' March Theatre Guide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s comedy, which opened on Broadway in December 1955, setting a record for performances, and receiving rave reviews from the critics, will be directed by Thomas Moschopoulos highlighting people’s need for companionship and how they must reconcile themselves with difficult realities of life. A journey to 19th century New York begins with the resourceful matchmaker Dolly Levi as a guide, enthusiastically undertaking to find the ideal wife for the rich but cantankerous widower Horace Vandergelder. Dolly works to ensure everyone finds their ideal mate – or at least someone to relieve their loneliness.

Entry: €6-€20

Date & Time: 29 Μarch 2024, 9.30 pm

Address: Ziller Building-Nikos Kourkoulos Stage, National Theater of Greece, 6 Mavromichali Athens 106 79


Beyond Borders Travels to Athens – Cinema 
Insights Greece - Athens' March Theatre Guide

The Kastellorizo International Documentary Festival is preparing for its 9th edition and this time it’s coming to Athens! Award-winning documentaries of the 8th Beyond Borders will be screened at the Hellas Film Gallery. With film screenings, Q&As, and masterclasses, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy films from around the world that stood out last August at the festival. Special films that deal with the lesser-known aspects of history, for their social sensitivity, originality and artistic value will be screened in the capital.

Entry: Free

Date & Time: 29-31 Μarch 2024, 6.30-9.15 pm.

Address: Greek Film Archive Foundation – Greek Film Archive Foundation – Athens. Meg. Alexandrou 136, Athens, 104 35



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