Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania (Albanian: Teatri Kombetar i Operas dhe i Baletit) or TKOB is a theatre in Tirana, Albania. The National Opera and Ballet Theatre was founded on November 29, 1953. It first operated within the building of the Academy of Music and Arts of Albania and subsequently transferred into the Palace of Culture of Tirana building at the center of the city of Tirana. The Theatre reports to the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports and is financed out of the state budget. The Theatre employs 196 persons.