Croatian National Theatre
The old National Theatre was built in 1835 and then it evolved through the XIX century, arriving to us as beautiful as ever. Thanks to government support along the years, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb was joined by an Opera and Ballet House. It is still considered the cultural core of the capital, with its majesty and beautiful columns and interiors, and of course, also for its interesting programme. Many international artists and actors walked on its stage, as for example Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, and many have still to come.
More about Croatian National Theatre
The first national theatre in Zagreb was built at the beginning of the XIX century, and then through the years it was moved in what now is the building in front of the fountain, The Source Of Life. In the place of the old theatre is now located the old city hall. However, for sure the Croatian National Theatre has found home in a building suitable for its statues. It is in fact located in the Republic of Croatia Square, in the lower town of Zagreb. As it is considered the cultural core of the city, many of the most important artists of the Balkan state have worked here, such as Branko Gavella or the prima ballerina Mia Slavenska.
Columns surround its main entrance, and the completely imperial architecture gives to the theatre a majestic atmosphere, as it was put there by the muses. So, if you are visiting the enchanting Zagreb, you can’t miss the Croatian National Theatre!