Railway Carriage Theater To Treno Sto Rouf
One of the most well-hidden secrets of Athens, the unique Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf, is an innovative, boutique, railway cultural venue, inside vintage train wagons. Heralded by 19th century science fiction novelist, Jules Vernes, it was realized in 1997 by the actress and director Tatiana Ligari to host the only train-theater in the world.
The Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf consists of nine refurbished antique cars, including an original wagon-restaurant from the 1926 Simplon Orient Express and a refurbished Breda type steam engine, which dates back to 1953, constituting evidence to modern Greek history and industrial heritage. All nine cars have been subsequently transformed, repaired and refurbished accordingly, with great sensitivity to originality and aesthetics, and are now home to a theatre stage, a music stage, a restaurant, a bar and foyer, dressing rooms and utility rooms. Every spring and summer there are tables set out on the station platform, where you can claim a spot in the cool breeze of the open-air bar-restaurant “Apovathra”.
For 22 consecutive years, the venue program mainly consists of artistic productions (theater, music, dance, visual arts, guided tours, educational programs, festivals, art projects, exhibitions, screenings, lectures etc.) equally paired with dining (be it romantic private parties, themed evenings or corporate events), while our bar and restaurant are open to all visiting guests.