Ledra studio started as a venue of artistic expression and intellectual resistance against the dictatorship during the years of the Junta (military coup in Greece in the years 1967-1974). With Costas Manioudakis as manager, the studio presented Nikos Xylouris, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Maria Dimitriadi, Yiannis Markopoulos and many others to the Athenian audience. Since 1994 the studio was rented by the Panteion University. It is used for theatrical shows, stage reading, musical concerts, rehearsals of theatre companies and music bands, book – presentations and for artistic workshops of the BA and MA students of the Panteion University.
Ledra studio is under the responsibility of the CCDS which was founded in 1992. The venue was refurbished with the contribution of Demos Abdeliotis – permanent collaborator since then – director and professor of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University. The role of Ledra studio in all the CCDS’ activities is crucial; it is the venue where all rehearsals, dress rehearsals and shows take place. But it also hosted the Panteion University’s theatre company (under the direction of Kity Arsenis) which presented selective plays like “The honour of Suderman” (I timi toy Souderman) of G. Isaias, “lysistrate” of Aristophanes, “Ifigeneia en lixourio” of Katsaitis, “Chalk Circle” of Brecht, “The adventures of a Husband from Syros” (Peripeteies Syrianoy Syzygoy) of Roidis and many more.