Moscow State Variety Theatre was opened in June 1954. The new theater was building on Mayakovsky Square, which was once the restaurant "Alcazar", and then worked Satire Theater. Estrada was the creator of the theater group of leading artists of the Moscow stage, led by People's Artist of the RSFSR N. Smirnov-Sokolsky.
The theater gave the audience an unforgettable meeting with the Leningrad Miniature Theater under the direction of Arkady Raikin, orchestras Leonid Utesov, Oleg Lundstrem Boris Rennes, Eddie Rosner. Variety Theatre prides itself on its stage began life theater of two actors - Maria Mironova and Alexander Menaker. At this stage were making their first steps such stars as Alla Pugacheva, Sofia Rotaru, Valery Leontiev, Yevgeny Petrosyan, Gennady Khazanov, Alexander Serov and Philip Kirkorov.
Very popular among viewers for many years enjoyed the performances of the Theatre of Anton Chekhov. The play "Dinner with a fool", which shine Oleg Basilashvili and Gennady Khazanov for over 10 years collecting full house. 50th anniversary season opened with the premiere of the play by Leonid Trushkin, "Mixed feelings" with Inna Chourikova and Gennady Khazanov starring.