Unusual spectacles and concerts
The Tricity is well known for its unique theatrical performances.
The summer stage of the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia operates next to the pier in Orlowo. Its "foundations" are immersed in the Bay of Gdansk and viewers are able to admire performances from the beach. The Atelier Theatre is located on the beach next to the historical Grand Hotel in Sopot. In summer, André Hubner-Ochodlo, a German artist with Ukrainian roots, comes here to present Polish-German-Jewish repertoire. The Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, under the patronage of the Prince of Wales, organises Shakespeare Days and the National Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk.
Also active in Gdansk is Schola Cantorum Gedanensis, considered the best Polish choir, and Capella Gedanensis, which specializes in the music of old Gdansk. The historical organs of the Oliwa Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church and St. Nicholas’ Church attract many outstanding musicians. The Forest Opera in Sopot was the venue for Wagner festivals before World War II, while today it hosts concerts and the Sopot International Song Festival.