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Croatian National Theatre ZagrebAddress: Trg marsala Tita 15
Postal code: 10000
Phone: +385 (0)1 4888 488
Fax: +385 (0)1 4888 433
The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb was founded in 1860 and since 1895, it has been residing in the large building designed by the most famous architects of that time Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. Under its roof it has the Opera, Drama and Ballet ensembles with over 500 employees and its own production of sets and costumes. Each year it produces at least 12 premieres, 20 re-runs and gives more than 220 performances. The theatre has a stage with the adjoining auditorium with 709 seats, but for small-scale shows other alternative venues are also used such as the Foyer, Atrium or the rehearsal studio. Along one reconstruction in the late 1960s that preserved the basic parameters of the project and purpose of the interior spaces, the same building has been the most representative stage venue in Croatia for the past 120 years. The repertoire of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb includes world and Croatian classics, national tradition and the contemporary creations through which it establishes numerous cultural liaisons. By integrating the World Theatre Festival into its programme on one stage, world renowned artists are presented to the Croatian audience and with the world premiere of Angelica Liddel’s performance You are My Destiny in 2014, the Croatian National Theatre joined the Prospero project and by becoming a member of the ETC (European Theatre Convention) whose president is the current CNT general manager Dubravka Vrgoč, the theatre participates in European programmes of exchange of performances, projects, education of artists and the theatre dialogue, which the common cultural space of Europe yearns for.