It has been the law for about three hundred years that all the theatres are closed on Sundays no letters are delivered only a few Sunday papers are publshed. Moscow is known for its many historical buildings, musems and art galleries, as well as for the famous Bolshoi, Maly and Art theatres.
Until reccently the history of the english theatre has been build around actors rather then companies.
The Oliver theatre", the biggest is for the main classical repertoire; "The Lyttilton", a bit smaller is for new writing and for visiting foreigh countries and "The Cottesloe ...
There are some 48 principal theatres in or near the West End and some 8 in the suburbs.
Most of the theatres are let to producing managements on a commercial basis but some are occupied by important subsided companies, including the National Theatre and Royal ...
We go to the theatre to see a play, that is to say, a performance given by actors and actresses.
If we want to go to the theatre we buy tickets at the box-office and show them to the attendant at the entrance.