The theatre has grown to become a real centre of music and cultural education for children and young people. The main goal of its Education Department — the first of its kind in the opera world — is to give young audiences access to musical culture.
There are several different programmes and projects which have been initiated by the department with this aim in mind including:
— «The Backstage World». In the frame of this programme children have tours of theatre and get an acquaintance with the theatre professions.
— «Friends Club» — In the frame of this project the theatre collaborates with various schools and artistic groups.
— «Theatres-Sputniks». This project is over 30 years old and during these years theatre has been collaborating with children’s amateur non-professional music and drama groups from Russia and the near abroad.
-Festival of School Theatres, Blue Bird Festival.
The theatre also runs a number of social programmes and programmes for the physically challenged.