The P. A. Oyunsky Sakha Academic Theater (yakut. П. А. Ойуунускай аатынан Саха академическай театр) is the main theater of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), staging dramatic performances in the Sakha language.
On January 3, 1906, the first amateur production of an olonkho in the Yakut language, "Bert kihi Beriyet Bergen" (An Outstanding Young Man Beriyet Bergen) by P.A. Okhlopkov - Naara Suokh, was premiered in the building of the Yakut Volunteer Fire Brigade.
The organizer of the first productions is Vasily Vasilyevich Nikiforov-Kyulumnyur - a major public and political figure of Yakutia in the late 19th - early 20th centuries, a promoter of Yakut theatrical art.
In 1920 two troupes were created in Yakutsk at the establishment of the theater: Russian and Yakut. In 1925 the troupe became a separate theater. The day of its creation is considered to be the day of the first premiere - the staging of the comedy of one of the founders of Yakut fiction N.D. Neustroev " Куһаҕан тыын " (Evil Spirit) - October 17.
1934 - the theater was named after the founder of Yakut Soviet literature, public figure Platon Alekseevich Oyunsky.
1995 - the theater receives the status of an academic theater
Currently, the theater's troupe is made up of seven generations of actors, including five graduates of the Moscow Higher Theater School named after M.S. Schepkin at the Maly Theater of Russia, the first graduates of which began working at the Sakha Theater back in 1955.
Since 1990 the artistic director of the Sakha Theater is Andrei Borisov
At the XIII International Festival "Alexandrinsky" were presented performances of the Sakha Academic Theatre named after P. A. Oyunsky "Six Characters in Search of the Author" (September 27, 2022. Main stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre) and "King Lear" (September 28, 2022. Main stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre) directed by Andrei Borisov.