The Taganka Theater is a theater located in the Art Nouveau building on Taganka Square. It was founded in 1964 by Yuri Lyubimov and continued the traditions of his alma mater, the Vakhtangov Theatre, while also exploring the possibilities of Bertolt Brecht’s “epic theatre”. Under Lyubimov, the theatre rose to popularity in Moscow, with Vladimir Vysotsky and Alla Demidova as the leading actors. Nowadays, the Taganka Theater is well-known all over the world as it gives a lot of performances on tour abroad. Many performances performed here were real reflections of the times. Some of the best performers of the country call the Taganka Theater their artistic home. Today, the theater group continues to create principally new, non-standard performances.