The film was created for the 60th anniversary of the Moscow Art Academic Theater (MKhAT). Portraits of the founders of the Moscow Art Theater V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko and K. S. Stanislavsky. A scene from the play "Tsar Fyodor Ioanovich", which became the first performance of an art theater. The roles are played by I. M. Moskvin, V. Orlov, K. N. Elanskaya. V. I. Kachalov congratulates I. M. Moskvin after the end of the performance. OL Knipper-Chekhova tells (synchronously) about the first staging of the play "The Seagull". Scenes from the performances The Cherry Orchard, At the Bottom, In People, Enemies, Dostigaev and Others, Dead Souls, Kremlin Chimes, Restless Old Age, Ardent Heart, Mary Stuart "," The Golden Carriage "," Three Sisters "; the roles are played by: V. I. Kachalov, V. Orlov, G. A. Popova, A. Zhiltsov, M. M. Tarkhanov, A. K. Tarasova, A. P . Ktorov, M. P. Bolduman, V. L. Ershov, A. Gribov, F. Shevchenko, N. Dorokhin, I. Kudryavtsev, S. Kalinin, V. Toporkov, B. A. Smirnov, P. A. Markov , B. Petker, N. Khmelev, Yu. Koltsov, O. Androvskaya, M. Yanshin, A. Stepanova, P.V. Massalsky, K. Elanskaya, L. Gubanov, E. Pozdnyakova, R. Maksimova and others. and actors of the Moscow Art Theater on the day of the 30th anniversary of the theater: E. M. Raevskaya, V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, K. S. Stanislavsky, V. Vishnevsky, L. M. Leonidov, O. L. Knipper-Chekhova, V. A. Simov, N. G. Aleksandrov, M. P. Lilina, V. I. Kachalov (1928). V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko and K. S. Stanislavsky at rehearsals with theater actors. Rehearsals of the performances "The third pathetic "," Autumn Garden "," Vishn eve garden ". Tell about the Moscow Art Academic Theater (synchronously): writer-playwright V. Vishnevsky, K. N. Elanskaya, N. P. Khmelev, L. M. Leonidov, V. Toporkov. S. Ya. Lemeshev, I. S. Kozlovsky sing (synchronously), congratulating the actress of the Moscow Art Theater OL Knipper-Chekhov on her anniversary. Posters of performances of the Moscow Art Theater, photographs of scenes from performances staged by the Moscow Art Theater, photographs of actors in roles from performances.