The Gabriel Sundukyan State Academic Theatre, founded on February 25, 1922 in Yerevan, is the oldest modern theatre in Armenia.

The theatre is named after Gabriel Sundukyan, who founded the Armenian school of realistic drama.

The success of the theater, especially Shakespeare’s performances, became the reason for the first Shakespeare festival and conference to be held in Yerevan in the USSR.

The sculptor Ara Harutyunyan undertook the creation of the sculptural ensemble of the Gabriel Sundukyan Theater by introducing the complex problems of the plastic meaning of the movement.