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State School of Drama and Music ([1]Yangon [2]Mandalay)[1]Yangon Pantra Kyaung [2]Mandalay Pantra Kyaung


Front view of the State School of Drama and Music (Yangon)

Address: [1]135, Kabaraye Pagoda Rd, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
[2]The East Qr. of Mandalay in the Compound of Arts Production, Myanmar
Tel: [1] (95-1)544151 [2] (95-2)21176
Fax: N/A
E-mail: N/A
Managing Head: Principal

Reasons for selection

Department of Fine Arts established Drama and Music schools in Yangon and Mandalay. These schools were opened to restore, produce and research Myanmar traditional drama, opera, ballet and national races, traditional dances and music.

Year of foundation

[1]Yangon School (1952) [2]Mandalay School (1953)

Number of staff

[1]Yangon School, 27 [2]Mandalay School, 22

Organisational category

Autonomous institution/organization supervised and supported by central government


(a)To restore, produce and research Myanmar Traditional Cultural Drama, Opera, Ballet and National Races, Traditional dances and music
(b)Cultural Exchange programmes with other nations

Covered countries


Fields of Activities

Training of performers

Description of Major Activities

Under the Fine Arts Department, Division of Research and Training established State Schools of Drama and Music. Yangon School was established in 1952 and Mandalay School was opened in 1953 and offered to teach the following subjects:
(a)Myanmar Harp
(b)Bamboo Xylophone
(c)Drum Cycle
(f)Vocal Singing
(g)Traditional dances in Dramatic arts
(h)Chinlone (cane ball)

There are about 100 students in each school. Upon completion of a 3-year course, they are given certificates.

The entry requirements for the school are a pass in 4th Grade and talent. For Music and Dramatic Arts age must be at least 10 years and not exceed 14 years.

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Data provider

Mr. Myat Thu Ya
Division of Research and Training
Address: 131, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar