It is a part of the palace complex. It consists of two parts: eastern part – the older (from the end of the seventeenth century) and western part – built later. As a result of a fire in 1966, part of the ground floor was completely destroyed to the level of its foundations. Their technical condition underwent regular devastation due to lack of supervision and absence of constant ongoing maintenance.

According to the decision of the Head of the Piaski Municipality from 14th December 1989, Outbuilding was passed to the Centre for Theatre Practices GARDZIENICE. 

Building undergone renovation. The western part of the building was raised from complete ruin. Today it houses the theatre hall dedicated to conducting rehearsals and the presentation of performances, conferences, workshop sessions and the Gatherings.

This part of outbuilding also houses actors’ dressing-rooms and storage rooms, and in the loft it holds accommodation for the students of the Academy for Theatre Practices.

In the older, eastern part of the outbuilding are located the archive of the theatre, film library and computer stations for digital filing of Centre’s collections.

The outbuilding raised from ruin is our greatest piece

Włodzimierz Staniewski Director’s note for METAMORPHOSES, 1997


It is located on the ground floor of Outbuilding, to the left of the main entrance. Restoration work conducted by the Centre made it possible to reconstruct this valuable historic interiors, with walls decorated with tin-glazed tiles from Delft, brought in here in the middle of the seventeenth century. The interior decorations are kept in shades of white and blue.