The Košice Theater Thália Színház was founded in 1969. Based on the initiative of numerous young theater fans and from a public collection of money, the first Hungarian theater, Vox humana - human voice (later Scene Thália), was founded in Košice. The first premiere, with a 15 member choir, was on November 29th 1969. It was a play by Goldon: The Servant of two Masters. Since there was no building, the actors themselves redesigned the gym of the "Hungarian high school" into a theater hall. In the next two decades, many unforgettable theatrical perfomances originated in this unusual environment. Currently, the Košice self-governing region is in charge of the theater.
Theater Thália acts as touring theater. From its 160 - 170 performances a year, it plays approximately 60 in Košice and the rest in different places in Slovakia. It frequently visits Hungary as well.