Krasiński Square (former National Theatre location)

To perform on the National Theatre stage is a challenge and honour for any artist. Fryderyk Chopin gave his first performance there on March 17th 1830. The Kurier Warszawski daily described Fryderyk as “the first of all Virtuosi”.

Chopin was also a regular National Theatre guest in the audience, enjoying concerts by numerous Polish and foreign artists. He played his final farewell concert at the National Theatre on October 30th 1830.

King Stanisław August was the mastermind behind creating this most eminent of all Polish theatres, and Bonaventura Solari was its architectural designer. The first performance at the National Theatre was staged in 1779.