Croatian National Theater
Croatian National Theater
4.5
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
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The theater building was built in 1893, and since 1940, HNK Split has been operating as an institution. With opera, drama and ballet ensembles, the Croatian National Theater Split prepares and performs music-stage and dramatic programs of contemporary works, works of national and international music-scene and drama heritage.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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424TarikFX🇧🇦
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina41,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
One of the finest examples of Vienna Secession/Art Nouveau architecture outside today's Austria, especially in the field of theatre design. I visited it for the first time after facade reconstruction
Written 16 May 2024
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,624 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Croatian National Theatre in Split (or HNK Split) originally opened in 1893, the theatre is owned and operated by the City of Split and is one of the oldest surviving theatres in Dalmatia.

The theatre building was originally constructed as the Split Municipal Theatre in 1893 during the tenure of then mayor Gajo Bulat. The building was designed by local architects Emilio Vecchietti and Ante Bezić while the interior decoration was done by Eugenio Scomparini, Napoleone Cozzi and Josip Varvodić.

The theatre, which had a capacity of 1,000 (at a time when Split had a population of 16,000) was the biggest theatre in Southeast Europe at the time of its completion. The building was initially used to stage performances by traveling troupes (mostly Italian), as there was no full-time drama ensemble in the city of Split.

The theatre was closed for a period of time during WWII and reopened in September 1945 with a performance of a play by Croatian author Mirko Bogović. The theatre has been operating ever since.

However, in February 1970 the building was nearly completely destroyed in a fire. During the following decade the house ensembles performed plays at other venues in Split until the newly rebuilt theatre opened its doors again in May 1980.

We were not lucky enough to view any performances – next time!
Written 26 July 2023
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Andrew McCallum
Milan, Italy86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It is one of those buildings that look better in the night than during the day - although its nice facade does shine in the daylight too. But the back part of building is not representative - and the darkness hides it, leaving just the front part visible.
Written 15 June 2023
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Val C
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Not really into dancing but wanted the experience of the theatre. Also wanted to watch to watch the performance from a box. Really good deal. Sixteen euros. The bar was amazing. Went there before the performance. Quiet and airy with a great view of the square.
Written 2 June 2023
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charltonchick
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We ended up in this bar by accident. We thought it was going to be very expensive, but it wasn't. There were no other tourists in there and it was lovely and quiet, and our drinks were fantastic.
Written 7 August 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Even to see the outside is stunning. The intense yellow colour in the sunlight is beautiful. Elegant building. At the time of COVID-19 there were no performances.
Written 6 June 2021
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Karin and Filip
Eeklo, Belgium2,397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The building was designed by local architects Emilio Vecchietti and Ante Bezić and built in 1893.
Very nice facade.
Written 16 November 2019
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Serene-View
Doncaster, UK1,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Fascinating building that is out of the way of most tourists and wouldn't know it was even there and looks fantastic from the outside set in a pedestrian area.
Written 20 October 2019
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FrankNamibia
Walvis Bay, Namibia757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The theatre is a beautiful addition to a square on the outskirts of the old town area. Apparently it burnt down in 1970, but has been rebuilt in its old attractive style. It is regarded as the premier theater house in Dalmatia.
Written 28 September 2019
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Antique/pawn Shop Zalagaonica.eu
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Great place for peolpe who want to discover our culture. Historicay building with grat sculpture. Nice
Written 28 September 2019
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