The Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf is a vintage train established in 1997. It is a unique industrial monument of contemporary Greek culture and history that was redeveloped as an innovative, one of a kind cultural venue in the world.
The famous 19th century science fiction novelist, Jules Verne, heralded in his novels the most amazing inventions of the 20th century, including a “Train-Theater” in his famous book “Around the World in 80 Days” published in 1872. 125 years later - the “Train-Theater“ was realized by the actress and director Tatiana Ligari, who collected and restored old wagons and made them into a home for original artistic productions and exclusive dining.
The Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf consists of ten 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. All cars are now home to a theatre stage, a music stage, a restaurant, a bar and utility rooms hosting various cultural events equally paired with dining at the Wagon Bar and Wagon Restaurant or at the open-air bar & restaurant “Apovathra” during summertime.
Thanks to the originality of the venue and the exceptional quality of the performances, the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf has won over the hearts and minds of the public and received endless rave reviews in the Greek and foreign media, referring to it as the only railway and cultural monument where the visitor travels simultaneously in time, art and history.