Istanbul's oldest functioning theatre and one of its most beautiful. The wooden hall, with 554 seats on two floors, plus boxes and a balcony, is dripping in nostalgia. The Ses-1885 usually hosts performances by the Ortaoyuncular Company under Ferhan Şensoy, who trained in France in the famous Magic Circus band of Jérôme Savary. The company's productions are extremely popular. Ferhangi Şeyler, a solo act by ?ensoy and the company's biggest hit, has been performed more than 1,500 times.