Poltava house of culture is one of the oldest of the kind in Ukraine. Today there are 31 clubs and groups working in the house of culture, five of them received national status.
Poltava Puppet Theater started its activity in 1939.
Repertoire – 18 children shows based on classic works – “Rizdvyana Nich” (Christmas Night), “Rusalon’ka” (The Little Mermaid), “Pan Kotsky”, “Tygrenya Petryk” (The Little Tiger Petryk), etc.
The theater in Poltava was created in 1818 year. Ivan Kotlyarevsky, the outstanding classic of new Ukrainian literature, became the first director of the theatre. The theater auditorium seats 800 spectators. In 2006 year – 70th anniversary of the theater – it was given the status of an academic theater.
Repertoire – Ukrainian, Russian and international classic drama (specialization – works of M.V.Gogol).
The region philharmonic society was organized right after liberation of Poltava from fascist invaders in 1943. Artistic groups show the best works of folklore art, folk and modern songs, classic music and dances.
It seats 1200 spectators and has up-to-date sound and lighting equipment. The palace infrastructure allows organizing various conferences, seminars and exhibitions.
Today it is the home stadium of the football team of the same name. In 2008 the stadium was also named after one of the founders of the new Olympic Games – O. Butovsky. Field sizes - 104õ68 meters, seats 25 000 spectators.
On the territory of hotel-restaurant complex "Vivat Province" (Poltava) hospitably opened the gate "Grandma Yard". Once there, you will find yourself in a cozy nook of wild nature, where not far from Poltava live in peace and harmony ostriches, Cameroonian goats, donkeys, ponies, kangaroos, raccoons, swans, ducks and other birds.