The Croatian National Theatre is a good looking building. The original theatre dating back to 1859 was destroyed in a fire in 1881. For the present theatre the location was changed. The present construction dates back to 1893.
The theatre's website is also in English and you can order tickets there.
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Richly decorated and painted in yellow, Eastern façade of the Theatre building is the only one that will be of your interest. The building was built in neo-rennaissance style by architects Vecchietti and Bezic in 1893. At that time it was one of the first buildings that were built outside the old city walls – note the nearby walls that define the southern façade od the Gajo Bulat Square.
The theatre was almost totally destroyed in a big fire in 1971 and completely reconstructed eight years after. Today it houses Croatian National Theatre – one of five national theatres in Croatia. They have drama, opera and ballet and interesting fact about Split theatre is not performance but the public: it is considered that it is one of the hardest publics anywhere that doesn’t forgive even the smallest mistakes. On the other hand, if you *pass* the public in Split you are ready for a big carreer.
If possible, don’t miss the journey back to past times in Split by attending Mala Floramye or Splitski Akvarel here.
Theatre in Split also organizes Split summer festival when plays are given in open spaces and Split really becomes an open-air stage. They are member of European Theatre Convention which means that, if you are subscriber to one of their programmes, you can also get free tickets in other theatres throughout Europe.
The Croatian National Theater (Hrvatsko narodno kazaliste, or HNK) is located at the top of Marmontova in Trg Gaje Bulata and it a huge building taking up virtually an entire city block. For the most part, it's a simple building except on the front facade that you see in this picture. There are a few statues on the third floor level that represent the arts.
It was built in the Neo-Renaissance style from 1891 until 1893 designed by the architects Vecchietti and Bezic. The great fire in 1971 ruined most of the theater. Restoration was finished in 1979 by architect Rasica. Every summer Croatian National Theater organize Split Summer Festival between 14.July - 14.August 1998.
The theater started in 1859, but a fire destroyed the building in 1881. It was relocated to this building in late 1800's and been here since. A really fantastic inside with elegance and class
The Croatian National Theatre is an interesting building built in 1891 and restored in 1979. If you are into architecture, check it out. You can also attend a performance there.