Kirill Krok

General manager of the Vakhtangov Theatre. Honoured Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation.

In 1984, Kirill Krok began his professional career in the theatre world as stage hands at the Moscow Young Spectator Theatre. In 1985, he became the light designer. In 1987 he turned to the position of the technical manager of the theatre.

In 1990-s he worked as the deputy and the technical manager in several Moscow theatres.

Since 2000 till 2010 Kirill Krok was the manager of ‘Modern Theatre’ in charge of the administration, ticket sales and technical departments. During his work for ‘Modern Theatre’ he integrated several important innovations. Among them: a special theatre elevator for adapting touring performances to various technical particularities of the hosting platforms, and an electronic ticket sales system. He also developed new PR-materials style and a special curtain system for chamber stage.

Since 2002 Kirill Krok worked as the deputy rector of the Moscow Art Theatre School (theatre institute).

In 2010, Kirill Krok became the General manager of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia. He joined the theatre according to the invitation of Rimas Tuminas, the artistic leader of the theatre.

In a year, Kirill Krok managed to fundamentally reconstruct the historical playhouse.

Major achievements at the position of the General manager also include:

  • the development of 5 new stages for the Vakhtangov theatre: New Stage, Studio, Art-café, Simonov playhouse (with two stages: Chamber and Amphitheatre);
  • the reconstruction of the memorial apartment of Eugene Vakhtangov, the establisher of the Vakhtangov Theatre;
  • the reconstruction of the theatre dormitory;
  • the development of fitness-zone for the Vakhtangov theatre team.

In 2011 the Vakhtangov Theatre became the most often attended theatre in Moscow according to official Ministry for Culture statistics. Since then, the theatre holds this position.

Kirill Krok regularly participates in the national and international conferences on theatre art and development. He runs workshops on theatre management.

His awards include the award of the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation ‘For the contribution to the Russian culture’. Kirill Krok won many theatre awards such as ‘Theatral Star’, ‘Cristal Turandot’, ‘Stanislavsky Award’, ‘Moskovsky Komsomolets Award’, etc.