Courtesy: Thomas Gravanis

Gritty, dense and lined with auto repair shops, Neos Kosmos was a silent blue collar neighbourhood you’d never go to unless you lived there. But when art came to town, a transformation began, and today this up-and-coming neighbourhood is coming alive.

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Neos Kosmos Theatre

In 1998, a warehouse of the Fix brewery, by then a completely decrepit industrial site, began to be restored into what quickly turned into a Neos Kosmos staple. Don’t expect to see a grand building or a red carpet. You may not even notice it if you’re walking by. But architecture is not where the magic lies in this neighbourhood. It lies in art. Neos Kosmos Theatre has three halls and stages classic and new productions ranging from a new take on Sophocles’ Elektra to Traces of Antigone, Christina Ouzounidou’s play inspired by the #metoo movement. The neighbourhood seems to be growing more sensitive towards locals and visitors with disabilities, and this theatre is also known for its team that stages productions in homes for the disabled and even a women’s prison. Needless to say, the Neos Kosmos Theatre’s premises are fully accessible. 

"But architecture is not where the magic lies in this neighbourhood. It lies in art"

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