Split Theater – The story of Croatia’s National Theatre in Split is long and complicated but begins on December 26, 1859, right near the beginning of a period of autonomy in the city. Antonio Bajamonti was, during a brief respite from Venetian and Austro-Hungarian control, the city’s leader and a principal investor in the theatre that ultimately bore his name. Sadly, that theatre was almost completely destroyed in a fire in 1881 and plans to re-build on the original site were never realised. The theatre was relocated to its present location on (street) and has resided there since.
Opera, ballet and music performances are presented here year-round. Tickets start at 50KN and can be bought at the box office or online. Built in 1891, the theatre was fully restored in 1979 in the original style; it’s worth attending a performance for the architecture alone.