The State Drama Theater of Uzbekistan began its independent activity in 1968 as the Young Guard Theater. In 1968, Ergash Masafaev was appointed director of the theater. The Youth Theater of that time was founded in 1968 under the leadership of the then leader of Uzbekistan Sharof Rashidov. This theater was born as the first modern state theater, which reflects the life of the youth of the Republic.
Ergash Masafaev, Shirin Azizova, Aziza Begmatova, Togon Rejamatov, Mirsoat Usmanov were the first swallows of the theater, which was originally called the Young Guard. joined. Director Ergash Masofaev will stage a number of works by world and Uzbek playwrights related to the lives of young people.
In 1976, Bakhtiyor Ikhtiyorov was appointed director of the theater, and plays such as Hamza Hakimzoda Niyazi's "Victims of Love", Mar Bayjiev's "Bride and Groom", Olmas Umarbekov's "Unfired Bullet", Mashrab Boboev's "Thirty Years", Isfandiyor's "Father's Daughter" were staged.
In 1984, Bahodir Yuldashev was appointed artistic director of the theater. During this period, Bahodir Yuldashev stood shoulder to shoulder with the unique artist Georgy Brim in "The Case of Maysara", "Farmonbibi arazladi", "Paranji sirlari", "Qora kamar", "Ziyofat", "Iskandar", "Faridun", "Nodirabegim", The Silk Road. ” Many of them have been awarded prizes at international and national theater festivals. We can say without hesitation that the collaboration between director Bahodir Yuldashev and Georgy Brim is a phenomenon of Uzbek theatrical art. Later, Minavvara Abdullaeva worked as the general director of the theater. Then Sayfiddin Meliev took the baton. He staged a number of plays. Olimjon Salimov, Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, laureate of the State Prize of Uzbekistan, has been appointed the director general of the theater since 2017. In a short time, based on the Italian comedian Carlo Goldoni's "Truffaldino - the servant of two rich men", Sharof Boshbekov's "The Earth will turn anyway" staged performances such as. Today, Bahrom Usmanov is the director of the theater.