In 1873 between the picturesque waterfront of northern Oława and the Mazowiecka street (called Margaretenstrasse at the time) an “établissement” commissioned by Paul Scholtz, a brewer, was built. It was a very popular at the time type of entertainment/recreation venue with a restaurant and a garden where spectacles were held. The venue owner's ambitions grew and thus less than a decade later the shows would include also theatrical plays. The venue (which then became the Paul Scholz’ Theater) would hire a full-time theatrical group “Concordia” showcasing a bold, German repertoire. In 1913 the building was sold to trade unions who – after major renovations – adapted it for their headquarters. The building was then reshaped to the form that is very similar to what we can see on Mazowiecka street today. The west wing contains two entertainment halls. One of the few structures that survived WWII in that area became the headquarters of the Voivodeship Cultural Centre. In 1990 this cultural centre was joined with the “Impart” Artistic Event Enterprise. This new Art Centre in mid-2012 became home to the Impart Festival Bureau 2016 – an institution responsible for managing the events of European Capital of Culture 2016 – Wrocław celebrations.
Today Impart has two stages: a theatre hall for an audience of nearly 600, and a smaller, more intimate hall. Both are considered to be one the finest acoustic spaces in Wrocław, where concerts, spectacles, film screenings, and jam sessions are often held. Events organised there are suited for all kinds of audiences: kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors.
Impart is also the main arena for many Wrocław festivals and song reviews, including the legendary Jazz on the Odra, but also events that are part of the cultural landscape of the city for only a few seasons now (for example WROsound Festival and the “Dziecinada” International Festival of Children’s Theatre). The venue's programme also includes themed cycles. Since 2005 musical spectacles as part of the Song Theatre – an initiative created by the late Roman Kołakowski – are held here. Since 2013 it also became the stage for spectacles held by Wrocław Theatre for Kids in collaboration with the Puppet Clinic Theatre.
After arrangements are made with the ticket booth staff you can wire the money to: Culture Zone Wrocław, ul. Świdnicka 8B, 50-067 Wrocław, account no.: 06 1020 5226 0000 6802 0526 9297. In the subject line for the wire transfer please enter the last name used for the reservation and the title of the event.
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