Wanda Siemaszkowa Theatre in Rzeszów | Wanda Siemaszkowa Theatre in Rzeszów |
This is the only dramatic theatre in Rzeszów and in Podkarpackie province, and it has been operating for more than 70 years

Well-known Polish actors have performed on its stage, including Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Zdzisław Kozień, Marian Łącz, Krzysztof Chamiec, and Adam Fornal. In addition to the production of performances, two national theatre festivals are organized here: Rzeszowskie Spotkania Teatralne and Rzeszowskie Spotkania Karnawałowe, and an international event called Theatre Poster Biennale (Biennale Plakatu Teatralnego). The theatre attic houses an exhibition of art works by Józef Szajna, one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

The theatre is located in a building that dates to 1890-1900 and was formerly used by the ‘Falcon’ Polish Gymnastic Society. The theatre launched its operation on 7 October 1944, and in 1957 received the name of its patroness Wanda Siemaszkowa, an outstanding actress who spent the last years of her life in Rzeszów.

 

Worth seeing in Rzeszów:

  • Fara church
  • the Bernardine convent
  • former Piarists convent
  • statue of the blessed John of Dukla
  • statue of Our Lady Queen of Poland
  • statue of Father Stanisław Konarski
  • building of PKO bank from 1906-1908, 3 Maja Street
  • Lubomirski castle
  • summer palace of  the Lubomirski family
  • Art-Nouveau villa from 1903 at Pod Kasztanami avenue
  • Art-Nouveau villa from 1899 at Pod Kasztanami avenue
  • “Pod sową” villa from 1900 at Pod Kasztanami avenue
  • palace of Jędrzejowicz family, currently hospital
  • palace of Jędrzejowicz family in Załęże from the late 18th/early 19th century
  • town hall
  • brick houses from the 1800s
  • Esterka’s house at 15, Rynek
  • old well at the town square
  • Underground Tourist Route, 369 metres  long, descending 10 metres below the town square surface; buildings around the town square
  • District Museum
  • Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum (6, Rynek)
  • Museum of the History of Rzeszów
  • Museum of Bedtime Cartoons, displaying collection acquired by Wojciech Jama
  • Diocesan Museum
  • Museum of Hunting
  • Museum of the Technology and the Military
  • "Marysieńka" Shelter
  • Artur Malawski Philharmonic Hall
  • building of Regional Public Library from 1890, formerly home to the district council
  • Bishops palace at Jałowego Street
  • building of Colonel Leopold Lis-Kula Secondary School
  • Cichociemnych Square with Józef Szajna’s sculpture entitled Passage 2001
  • Kazimierz Górski square
  • City of Rzeszów Gallery of Photography
  • New Town Synagogue (rebuilt as BWA Art Gallery)
  • Old Town Synagogue (rebuilt as National Archives)
  • Chapel of the Holy Trinity
  • Old Cemetery with gravestones from the late 1700s. 
  • January Uprising statue built in 1886
  • statue of  Adam Mickiewicz
  • statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko
  • statue of Juliusz Słowacki
  • statue of General Władysław Sikorski
  • statue of knight Jan Pakosławic
  • statue of Tadeusz Nalepa (3 Maja st.)
  • statue of Colonel Leopold Lis-Kula at Farny square
  • statue of the Cursed Soldiers
  • statue of Stanisław Nitka by the Wisłok River
  • statue of the Victims of Terror
  • figure of St. John of Nepomuk
  • memorial plaque in honour of Marcin Lelewel Borelowski
  • sculpture of a boy shooting from a sling (Słowackiego Street)
  • multimedia fountain
  • Podkarpackie Reginal Office building
  • round foot bridge
  • Bernardine Gardens
  • Statue of the Revolutionary Act
  • Rzeszów city map from 1762 on a house at 2, Sokoła Street
  • wall painting representing a scene from Deballage, Józef Szajna’s theatre performance, at 3, Sokoła Street
  • Expedycja rope park
  • skatepark
  • Zamkowy bridge
  • Gabriel Narutowicz bridge
  • former WSK Culture Centre, currently home to Rzeszów University Faculty of Music
  • manor  house from the late 1800s at Dąbrowskiego Street
  • Lisia Góra nature reserve

 

Main photo: W. Augustyn