Theatres in Bulgaria are owned by the state, municipalities and private parties. Private owners may be registered under the law of commerce, but they can also be a non-profit organisation. In 2011, state theatres switched to the delegated budget system. Since then, the Ministry of Culture has several methodologies that determine how subsidies are formed for individual organisations. This environment of continuous reform does not create an opportunity for sustainable organisational development.
Private theatres can receive state support on a project basis. This is done through participation in competitive sessions announced by the Ministry of Culture.
Number and type of stage organisations (state and municipal by ownership)
|Opera and ballet||7||7||7||7||7||7||7|
Source: National Statistical Institute