Theatre Performances
The Heraklion public showed a keen interest in theatricals and concerts. Well known contemporary troupes, such as those owned by Evangelia Paraksevopoulou and Marika Kotopouli, put on European comedies, operettas and melodramas at the Kallithea Theatre (the later Apollo Cinema on Dikeosinis Avenue). The same venue was used for choral evenings, piano recitals, performances by mandolin orchestras and dance evenings organised by the town's Young Ladies' and Women's Association. From 1911 onwards, films were also shown at the Kallithea.


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Advertisement for a theatre performance in the Heraklion newspaper, year 1, no. 15, 18th November 1893, 1893 (Historical Museum of Crete, S.C.H.S, Heraklion)
Photograph of the performance of Oedipus Rex by the Heraklion Gymnasium (High School). N. Kazantzakis is visible, 1902 (Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, )
A programme from the performance of Oedipus Rex by the Heraklion Gymnasium (High School) on 4th July 1902 (Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, )
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