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Croatian National Theater

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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...more
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Trg G.Bulata 1, Split 21000, Croatia
+385 21 344 999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Croatian National Theater (a.k.a. HNK) is 1/4 km northwest of Diocletian's Palace on Gaje Bulatan plaza. The theater was designed by local architects Emilio Vecchietti and Ante Bezić and constructed in 1893. The Baroque facade features triple entry arches, three arched windows with ornate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Beautiful building from the outside and a great place to people watch. Try to get inside if there's an event.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tomballardnd
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I would like to be honest, I never imagined that I was going to be able to attend such a wonderful performance of Le Corsair ballet in Split, Croatia. We found a poster while browsing the city, advertising the ballet so we made our way...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 4everonvacation
Reviewed November 27, 2017

The Croatian National Opera (or HNK in Croatian) is located in the centre of Split at the end of Marmontov. The Opera House, built in 1891 and refurbished in 1979, is a classic small opera theatre with four layers of boxes and seats, all ornately...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank poppybill
Reviewed October 21, 2017

this was closed when we went there, but I have to mention that the building was fantastic. The architecture is splendid

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Seeing other reviewers complaining about venues/ performance times moving at short notice makes me realise that my experience was not isolated. I don't think it's respectful to either paying public or musicians to have grumpy, frustrated audience members walk in during a vocal/piano recital because...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

They moved production from the oceanside M. gallery, to the theater were we had bought our tickets, production had live orchestra, set was modular, and nice costumes. Opera production company travels and set and design reflected the different houses that they play at, this opera...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We saw this building on 14 Nov. Managed to take a peek inside. Didn't have a chance to watch a performance in this theatre, hope to return one day to watch at least one performance.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jedai79
Reviewed July 23, 2016

I've had so much fun and people were so kind,friendly....l'll come again in Croatia,Split and to the islands

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ines741741741
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We went to see a local cabaree show. Though obviously we did not understand a word it was a great experience. Very vivid and eventful show. We were seated at the back stage and actors were performing on stage and where normally guests are seated....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 697anniinav
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