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National Theatre

Francuska 3, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
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Ranked #8 of 89 attractions in Belgrade
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: The National Theatre at Francuska 3  ( or better known at as the theatre at the square named KOD KONJA ) has very good international productions of... more »
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Belgrade, Serbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's not only a theatre it's also a very important Monument of Culture protected by Republic of Serbia. Founded in 19th century the building was a reminiscent of La Scala in Milan. Later recontructions changed the appearance. I love this theater and visit often both stages.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The theatre is historic and neat just to see. The well-worn seats, the gold leaf, all that stuff. During the NATO bombing, the theatre opened its doors to the public for 1 Dinar per person, it acted as a safe refuge. Pro tip - the productions are mostly in Serbian, mine was. And you know the big LED sign above... More

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Athens, Greece
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was glad we visited the National Theatre during an opera perfomance (Rigoletto) because I feel I understood some things concerning the past of Serbia and Yugoslavia. It's a theatre where everybody can go watch a performance because tickets can be very, very cheap. However, that means you enter into a not well-maintained building, especially if you have in mind... More

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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Check the program particularly for outstanding ballet performances, as well as unexpected guest appearances by well know opera performers

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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wonderful value - saw Giselle, very high standard production, and had best seat in the house for about 14 Euros. Covent Garden cry with shame!!! Bought tickets at Box Office on day of show - opened at 11am. Check for productions on internet. Too many plays in Serbian for international taste, but a selection of opera and ballet that is... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What can person say about this amazing theatre. Beautiful outside and beautiful inside. Belgrade residents love to be here, it is always full. I do not miss any single opportunity to be part of it. I watched numerous ballet performances, operas and several dramas. Just amazing. Beautiful. Prices are so decent from $5-15, and you will be transformed in to... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Built in the middle of 19th century, it dominates the town center. Inside, the ceiling and walls are painted in gold and carved. Be sure to get the tickets for the show a few days earlier (regular price 4-12 EUR)

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

National Theatre had Opera "Carmen" on a repertoire and we bought tickets online a couple of days in advance. Great acoustic and visual experience. We really enjoyed it.

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Pasadena, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We saw the ballet "The Nutcracker" here on the 2nd night after it opened in Belgrade. The choreography was great, and different from what I have seen in different USA performances of this ballet. For instance, there were no Russian Dancers in Act II, and Drosselmeyer was a much more central figure to the dancing and the story in Act... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The National Theatre is a gem in the heart of Belgrade. The interior is as beautiful as the exterior. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a performace here. Walk down the street to the Hotel Moskva for cake afterwards. Their cakes are amazing and you won't be disappointed!... More

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