Teatron Habima (‘the stage theater’) – is one of the oldest and one of the first Hebrew language theaters in Israel. The theater was founded in Vilnius in 1912, but its founder, Nahum David Tzemach, had to close it due to financial issues. Later Nahum asked Konstantin Stanislavsky, eminent Russian actor, to create the Hebrew-speaking theater in Russia. Under the rule of Yevgeny Vakhtangov the theater was first created in 1917. The first performance took place in 1928. The construction of theater building in Tel-Aviv was finished in 1946.