Plovdiv Drama Theatre is the first professional Bulgarian theatre, founded in 1881, and one of the leading cultural organizations in the country nowadays. It is a state repertory theatre, which manages four stages. After burning down in a fire in 2013 the main stage was renovated and is currently one of the best equipped theatre stages in the country.

Many of the most popular Bulgarian actors and directors have begun their careers at the Plovdiv Drama Theatre. The theatre and its actors are recipients of numerous prestigious national theatre awards. Its managerial team has been awarded Best Managment and Marketing Award by the Ministry of Culture twice – in 2012 and in 2016.

The Plovdiv Drama produces 8 new shows each season and rotates over 20 titles each month. The repertoire includes both Bulgarian and foreign titles of all genres by contemporary and classical authors.

The theatre hosts the аnnual international theatre festival Crossroads Stage.