The theater force, its role in our society is shown by threeNikolaevtheater: academic Ukrainian drama theater and musical comedy, art Russian drama theater, state puppet theater. According to Head department of statistics, all of them have own rooms, their auditoriums at the end of 2008 could accept at the same time about 1000 people.
Within last year at theaters 1069 performances took place, 21 new performances are put and one - is restored. From total number of performances two thirds are carried out on "hospital", a quarter - on departure withinNikolaev, 8% were tour within Ukraine.
For 2008 the Nikolaev theaters accepted more than 219 thousand audience. 18 visits were the share of 100 inhabitants of area, on the average, in a year. For the end of last year at theaters 257 people of the artistic personnel were occupied, from them 180 - is art - the creative personnel. At theaters of the region works and invited artly - the creative personnel as a part of 21 persons.