The Music Hall Theatre is a participant in the large-scale Pushkin Card programme, which is valid across Russia. The project is being launched by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation jointly with Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, Post Bank, and Mail.ru Group.
The programme is aimed at popularising cultural events throughout the country among young people aged 14 to 22. The project’s primary goals are active involvement of children and youth in the study of artistic culture and art, inspiration for familiarisation with the values of national and world culture, and improvement of the cultural level of the younger generation.
From 1 September, 13 million Russian citizens aged 14 to 22 can receive a Pushkin card with a balance of 3 000 roubles. The funds will be credited to the card by the state.
The Pushkin Card is a virtual bank card, which can be connected to a smartphone. The card is issued in a virtual format, but if necessary, a uniquely designed plastic card can be ordered at an office of Post Bank. The money credited to the card may be spent by a young person only at cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, concert halls, philharmonic halls, libraries.
To take part in the programme, one needs to be registered on the Gosuslugi (Public Services) web portal, install the Gosuslugi.Culture mobile application, and receive their Pushkin Card. The Kultura.RF website and the Gosuslugi.Culture application will publish a list of events that may be visited with the use of the Pushkin Card.
People may attend events under the Pushkin Card programme not only in their region of residence, but also during their travels throughout Russia.
In September, young people can attend musicals The Great Gatsby and Have You Ordered a Star?, opening season concert of The St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra The Russian Way. From Mussorgsky to Prokofiev, musical performance The Bremen Town Musicians and a premiere of the month — opera Die Zauberflöte at the Music Hall Theatre with the use of the Pushkin card.