The Stanislavsky Theatre on Tverskaya has recently opened its new «Stanislavsky Electrotheatre» – an important new venue with the ambition to become a global stage direction centre. Following its reconstruction, the theatre has undergone significant enlargement – the two recently renovated corpuses now hold a hall, a drapery section, wardrobe department and scene shop – and a vast new lobby area has been created with exhibition space and an exit into the internal courtyard which, in essence, forms a new town square. This cultural institution thus becomes simultaneously an important social space in the city.