The Belgrade National Theatre is located on the Republic Square in the very city center. The theater building was constructed in 1868, on the site of the former Istanbul Gate, the most fortified gate of Belgrade fortress. The chief architectural achievements are based upon the arts of the Renaissance, neoclassicism and baroque.
The first performance was played in 1869.
Since the construction, the building has gone through several reconstructions, which greatly improved the working conditions of the building, because at present three ensembles work under its roof: drama, ballet and opera.