If partying and clubbing is not your cup of tea, then you may just find your way to some of the theaters in Zagreb for night entertainment. Showcasing the vivacious culture of Croatia, the theaters in the city feature performances mostly in the Croatian language; although there’s a few who also holds shows in English.
Some of the famous theaters in Zagreb are the following:
Croatian National Theatre
Trg marsala Tita 15
+385 1 48-88-488
More than a hundred years old, the Croatian National Theatre was built through Emperor Franz Joseph II. It is a neo-baroque structure featuring a lavish interior still preserved up to this date. The theatre’s stage has already held several performances including many drama, opera shows, and ballets. Its hospitality services make it one of the favorite venues of organizers for congress meetings, promotional events and receptions.
+385 1 37-04-120
The Exit Theatre is Zagreb’s first independent theatre dedicated to adults. Built in 1994, the theatre is the place to watch theatre plays that are innovative, provocative, and with high aesthetics.
Shows usually happen from Thursday to Saturday 4:30pm to 8:00pm.
Gavella City Drama Theatre
01 48 49 222
Gavella is a downtown theatre known for its colourful history. It was established by young and rebellious actors and directors in the city wanting to break away from the administration of the Croatian National Theatre in 1953. The group was headed by Dr Branko Gavella and Zagreb Drama Theatre; later on, they named the establishment after the prolific theatre director. Shakespearean plays and contemporary drama are the usual repertoire in this theatre.
Kerempuh Satirical Theatre
01 483 3354, 01 483 3348
The Kerempuh Satirical Theatre was established in 1964. Since 1976, it has already been running satirical theatre shows on a regular basis aside from late-night cabaret shows.
Zagreb Puppet Theatre
Trg kralja Tomislava 19
The Zagreb Puppet Theatre has already been operating in the city for 60 years now. It is the oldest professional puppet theatre in the country. This 200-seater theatre is ideal for families traveling with their kids.