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Museums with free entrance, theatrical performances with no ticket and free musical nights: that is how the cultural world of Athens faces the present economical crisis. Although it is not the first season that there is a free entrance into museums, it is the first time to have musical concerts and theatrical performances with small or no fee.
Many national museums open their doors to the public for free. In particular, the Archaeological Museum is free on Sunday, as is also the Byzantine, the Historical and the Numismatic Museum. Entrance to the Acropolis is free every Sunday from November 1st to March 31st. Benaki Museum in Kolonaki is open every Thursday, while the Museum of Islamic Art in Keramikos and the Ilias Lalaounis Jewerly Museum under the Acropolis are free on Wednesdays.
Of course, there are also museums that offer free entrance every day, such as the Epigraphical Museum, the War Museum, the International Olymlic Museum of Pottery and Sculpture and the Museum of Greek Popular Instruments.
As for the theatrical performances, Schedia Theatre in Gazi presents the play Arturo Ui of Brecht for free every Monday evening and Sunday afternoon until January 19th. The most important jazz club in Athens, Half Note Jazz Club, also offers a reduced entrance every Monday.