Dora Stratou Dance Theatre

Address: Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens

Phone: (+30)210 324-43-95

(+30)210 324-61-88

The living museum of Greek dance, since 1953

A public-benefit institution subsidized by the
Ministry of Culture and the National Tourism Organization
under the patronage of the City of Athens

  • Daily performances in its 860-seat garden theatre, located on Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis
  • A company of 75 dancers, musicians and folk singers
  • A collection of over 2,000 village-made costumes, with jewelry and other works of folk art worn on stage.
  • School providing courses, lectures and workshops on Greek dance, rebetiko dances, dance therapy, folk embroidery. Teacher training program.
  • Programs for elementary schools.
  • Field research programs in Dance Ethnography, Dance History, Dance Sociology.
  • Study group, classes and workshops on Ancient Greek dance.
  • Archives of dance books, articles, field recordings, photographs, videos and films.
  • Publications: over 40 LP records, 15 CDs, 15 cassettes, 7 videocassettes, 30 books on dance in Greek, English and other languages, 8 CD-ROMs, 5 DVDs.
  • Costume copies and accessories made for folk dance ensembles.
  • Organizer of annual events: World Congress on Dance Research, Anapali Festival, Emmelia Festival.
  • Operation of the Greek Dance Pandect portal: and various websites.
  • Close cooperation with the International Dance Council CID, the UNESCO official summit organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world

Office building: Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens
Tel. +30 210 324 4395, +30 210 324 6188, fax +30 210 324 6921
Theater and school: Philopappou Hill, +30 210 921 2866