Shaykh Hovendi Tahur Mausoleum
Navoi Literary Museum
Besides memorabilia of 15th-century poet Alisher Navoi and other Central Asian literati, the Navoi Literary Museum has replica...
The shiny white edifice on the west side of the square is the brand new Senate building. Its ample size and appearance suggest that it...
Tashkent's biggest movie theatre, although films are dubbed into Russian.
This steak house has an understated, refined interior and some of the best beef in the city, plus pasta dishes and a lengthy wine list...
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Ilkhom Theatre information
Tashkent’s main cultural highlight is this progressive theatre, which stages productions in Russian but often with English subtitles. Known for bucking trends, its productions often touch on gay themes and racial subjects, putting off more conservative elements of Uzbek society. The Ilkhom’s director, Mark Weil, who founded the theatre in 1976, was tragically stabbed to death in 2007, allegedly for blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed in his Pushkin-inspired play Imitations of the Koran . But the theatre continues to thrive and produce cutting-edge plays as well as occasional jazz concerts and art exhibitions in its lobby. Imitations of the Koran remains in the repertoire today.