About Ādolfs Alunāns (1848-1912)
Ādolfs Alunāns is the founder of Latvian theatre, the first professional actor, director, playwright, publicist, writer of couplets and already during the lifetime was called the Father of Theatre. From 1870 till 1885 Alunāns managed the Riga Latvian Society Theatre. He educated the first generation of Latvian actors and spectators, laid the foundations of performance, created the first repertoire. From 1896 till 1904 the Ādolfs Alunāns theatre was perfoming in Jelgava.
Here the Alunāns family rented the second floor of the building, which houses the memorial apartment of the Father of theatre. In May 2011, after significant improvement, the renovated museum has opened its door to visitors, allowing to see the restored building and its modernized interactive exhibition.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 10:00 to 17.00 with a lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00.
Memorial Museum (house) of Ā. Alunāns
Regular displays and exhibition
Exhibition in the museum
Educational programme in the museum
- for adults 1.50 EUR
- for pupils 1.00 EUR
Audioguides in Russian, English, German, Norwegian.
Movie (excursion of memorial rooms) for disabled people in Latvian with subtitles in Russian, English and German.