The broadcast and theatrical play cycle "Teā" offers a unique benefit to the Latvian public, i.e. television viewers of various generations and audiences of the future – fully-fledged transmissions of the best and viewers’ favourite theatrical plays on LTV, as well as the compilation of an archive of recordings of the very best contemporary theatrical productions for broadcasting in the future. 

"Teā" was launched in the autumn of 2012

Since autumn 2012, Latvian audiences of "Teā" have had the opportunity to enjoy recordings and live broadcasts of 187 of the best Latvian theatrical productions from various eras. Parallel to this, LTV has produced recordings of 145 of the best plays from theatres in Riga and the regions. These are plays that have been included in Latvia’s cultural canon, as well as productions considered to be classics of their respective eras.


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The latest "Teā" shows presented by Ojārs Rubenis can be viewed at:, in the section “Teā”. But in order to give an even wider audience access to theatre art, in collaboration with the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation, Latvian Television has also made a selection of the finest “Teā" productions available for viewing on the Internet. Viewers will be able to watch these plays indefinitely in contrast to the usual practice where productions broadcast on television can subsequently be seen on the Internet for a period of one week. We invite you to enjoy the archive of the very best "Teā" programmes here.

The long-running programme and theatre production cycle "Teā" is continuing during the 2018/2019 season. As usual, "Teā" is recording the best productions in various Latvian theatres. Some productions are intended for children. Among the productions to be recorded, the project will devote special attention to productions dedicated to Latvia’s centenary.

Moreover, the programme has begun to collaborate with the Theatre Museum, museum space and foundation in the use of materials that make it possible to present the programme in a new light visually, and offer wider opportunities to discover contemporary theatre against a historical background.

During the 2017/2018 season, “Teā for Kids” also acquired a new look, because young viewers were greeted by the sight of a new children’s programme logo.