The Croatian National Theatre in Split is one of the oldest theatres in Croatia. The building was originally opened in 1893, designed and managed by local architects. For many years the only shows put on at the theatre were by travelling troupes. The theatre was used for many different types of shows from 1920 to 40s, seeing also a renovation and a couple of name changes but the theatre was closed in 1940 due to the war. The theatre reopened again in 1945 after the end of the war and has been open ever since apart from between the years 1970-80, as it was damaged extensively by a fire and had to be rebuilt. The theatre now operates as the Croatian National Theatre and houses around 300 performances a year.
The theatre is within walking distance of central Split, but otherwise, a cab is probably the easiest option to get there. It's quite an eye-catching building with its yellow exterior, so isn't too hard to spot.
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Shows at the theatre aren’t too costly and are recommended to take in the stunning interior architecture alone.