Rezekne City Culture House
Rezekne City Culture House has a long and rich history. In 1925, the Latvian society “People’s Palace” was founded in Rēzekne, and its members began to manage the building on the site of the Rēzekne City Culture House. After a few years, the association rebuilt this building and it became the most beautiful in the city.
From 1928 to 1929, the building of the Rezekne Latvian Society “People’s Palace” was rebuilt according to the design of architect Pavlovs. Latgale theater and mixed choir operated in the “People’s Palace”, there was a library, reading room, hall for theater performances and other events, next to the building was a society club. Notable directors, actors and artists worked in the theater, as well as long-term director Antons Varslavāns.
In April 1944 (Easter), during the bombing, the “People’s Palace” was destroyed. It was the first public building to be restored after the war. Rezekne residents took part in the restauration, they came to help to restore this building, in their free time, after work. After the restoration, it was renamed into the Rezekne City Culture House, where the Latgale Drama Theater, choir and various collectives operated. The House of Culture is a state-protected cultural monument.
Rezekne City Culture House hosts various cultural events and has 14 collectives.