Debrecen’s first and largest stone theater is located at Kossuth Street. The romantic-style theater containing Moorish and Byzantine elements was built between 1861 and 1865. The opening performance was Katona József’s drama Bánk Bán. In 1915, it adopted the name of Mihály Vitéz Csokonai, and in 2012 it received national theater status. Well-known actors such as Imre Soós, László Mensáros, László Márkus, Zoltán Latinovits and Géza Hofi started their careers here.