Baisetov National Theatre
Dating from 1954, this building is listed as one of cultural and historical importance. It was reopened in 2000 as a theatre and named after Kalyash Baiseitova, a Kazakh opera singer. The season at the Opera and Ballet Theatre opens in October and runs through the winter until July. The theatre has a repertoire of over thirty different operas and ballets, including Aida, Tosca, Swan Lake, Evgenii Onegin and Giselle, and provides the perfect antidote to a cold Astana winter.