The Youth Theater at Bulak was founded by the art director E. A. Aladinsky, director V. A. Stepantsov, a producer and professor of the Kazan Drama School, R. M. Fatkullin, and by the talented students of the school in 2010. The theater was built to be a center of creative enterprises, a place for pilots of young, on-stage performance groups. It is set on the second floor of ‘Krylya’ (Wings) Retro Club and accommodates about 150 people. It was a real crowd funding project: the students organized the theater from scratch, by bringing chairs, tables, benches, and the props. The students equipped the stage and seats voluntarily and on their own initiative, and the theater is still running today without any other external support.
There is an atmosphere of friendship and sincerity in the Youth Theater, there are no luxurious or costly decorations, no emotional appeal, no chic or excessive pomposity. As a result, the audience feels welcome and highly anticipates guests. Moreover, the minimal decorations allow the audience to witness the troop's talent.
The actors justify the Theater's name since the majority of them are under 25. The backbone of the troop consists of the students in the Kazan Drama School. The auditions are ongoing: young and talented actors have a chance to become a part of the Theater.
The Youth Theater at Bulak stages plays by modern writers such as Evgeniy Grishkovets. The most popular plays are ‘Primadonna’ (Diva) and ‘Zima’ (Winter). Both teenagers and adults enjoy these plays. Recently, the producers started to add classics to the main program.
The name of the Theater comes from the street on which it is situated. Pravobulachnaya Street is called Bulak by Kazan locals. It is one of the central streets in the capital, leading you to the theater. The prices at the Youth Theater are affordable and adjusted to students' low income.