Sarah, you are right, traditional historical theaters offer an amazing experience!
I remember when I was a child, just before Christmas, in the Opera House of the town where my grandmother lived, there was always a play for children. The theater was huge, all in gold and red, we were all dressed up, there was a sens of magic. I just loved it.
Yes theaters risk to dye if they aren’t financed correctly by rich private sponsors and public finances.
Someday I will come to your country and attend a show in the Bolshoi.
Did you know that now some shows of great Opera Houses and theater are transmitted live in Movie theaters all over the world? It is the case of the Metropolitan theater of New York and the Bolshoi!