Serbia is a culturally rich country and there are many theatres that add to its charm. Today we have prepared a list with the most interesting ones so you could visit them and see how amazing they are! So without any further ado, here are the top 10 theatres in Serbia!
1. Madlenianum Opera and Theatre
This theatre is fairly new, it was founded in 1998. It was the first private opera in this part of Europe back then. The visitors are delighted with the building and also with the programme. It’s modern and fresh, and it’s in a convenient location, in the mere heart of Zemun! If you want to get a ticket, you have to be an early bird since the theatre is a popular one and the tickets go away pretty quickly!
2. Terazije Theatre
This theatre is a Broadway-style theatre. It was opened in 1949 in Belgrade and it produces musicals. This theatre is also known as one of the most modern and up-to-date theatres in Serbia. It has quite high ratings and the visitors are always really happy with the comfort and the programme. If you like musicals and great actors, make sure to visit them and enjoy your time there!
3. Knjaževsko-Srpski Teatar
This theatre is known as the oldest theatre in Central Europe. It was founded in 1835 in Kragujevac. It’s a bit small theatre but it has a really classic style and it looks amazing. It breathes of culture and knowledge! Here you can watch amazing plays and have a great time while educating yourself!
4. Atelje 212
This theatre can be found in Belgrade. It was founded in 1956. The exterior looks really nice, almost like a piece of art. It had an avant-garde repertoire right from the beginning, they even played Waiting for Godot when it was banned in most countries. This place is simply amazing, it has so much to offer, all you have to do is visit it and have a great time while watching all the amazing actors perform on the stage!
5. National Theatre in Niš
The National Theater in Niš was founded in 1887 under a different name, the “Sinđelić” Theatre. It was later on, in 1906, reorganized and that’s how it became today’s National Theatre. The building itself is really classical and nice, and it can be considered one of the oldest theatres in the country. It has great plays and even greater actors! You should definitely check out this place and watch a play or two, it’s truly worth it!
6. Yugoslav Drama Theatre
The Yugoslav Drama Theatre was opened in 1941. The building itself looks really amazing and modern. The theatre’s programme has many famous names on it like Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ostrovsky, Bulgakov and many more. You can already guess that the theatre is pretty visited and beloved, so if you happen to be in Belgrade and you want to visit a theatre, give Yugoslav Drama Theatre a chance!
7. Zvezdara Theatre
The Zvezdara Theatre is also in Belgrade. It’s a fairly new theatre which opened in 1984 and is liked by many. They usually have plays by authors from these parts, so we could say they promote Serbian authors as well as the authors from the neighboring countries. Plays of foreign authors are rare, but aren’t non-existent. The building is really nice and up-to-date so make sure to visit them!
8. Kosztolányi Dezső Theatre Subotica
On their website, it stands that they tend to make you think, wonder, and turn you into a curious being. It is known as an experimental/artistic theatre and another piece of important information is that their plays are in Hungarian but since 2007 they also have Serbian subtitles. They are modern, innovative, amazing and well-known! What else would you need? This place is amazing and you should definitely visit it!
9. Pozorište Mladih
This theatre came to being in 1932 and it’s been active ever since (except during World War II when the building of the theatre suffered great damage). It was created as a puppet theatre and it was the first of its kind in Serbia but today it also has a drama scene. It won many kinds of awards and it is well-known and loved by many!
10. Little Theatre “Duško Radović”
The theatre is at its current location in Belgrade ever since 1968. It was built as a theatre for the youth and it houses the Belgrade Puppet Theatre. It is a modern and up-to-date place where you can enjoy your time and have a nice relaxing afternoon or evening. If you have kids or young members of your family, make sure to visit this theatre because we guarantee that you’ll have a great time there!
Updated: November 4, 2017