Music in Zagreb is wide and varied, but for music enthusiasts, two venues are often visited to catch concerts and other performances: the Tvornica and the Lisinski Concert Hall.
The Tvornica is often considered by many locals and tourists to be the best (mid-sized) music venue in Zagreb. It has a superb ambiance and facilities and used to be run by the city’s legendary, Kulučić. Capable of sitting 1500 people, the venue is the place to listen to several famous music icons, like the Residents, Asian Dub Foundation, MC5, Henry Rollins, and David Byrne.
Tickets are sold in its ticket office which is open daily from 9am to 3pm. Gigs start from 9pm to 4am.
Lisinski Concert Hall
Trg Stjepana Radića 4
01 61 21 111
This 2000-seater venue was opened in 1973. It is Zagreb’s main classical venue staging performances like, opera, ballet, and several theatre plays. Named after the 19th century Croatian composer, Lisinski, the concert hall is also a convention centre holding important business meetings and conventions.
Ticket office opens from 10am to 8pm, from Mondays through Fridays, and from 9am to 2pm on Saturdays.
Whether or not you understand the Croatian language, music in Zagreb is worth experiencing.