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Croatian National Theater
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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Closed for the summer :(”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Unfortunately the theatre was closed for the summer, however I liked the yellow color of the building with it's wonderful carvings (frescoes). Another place to look forward to coming back to and experiencing a performance.

Visited August 2012
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“An old worldly Theatre”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

An old worldly Theatre in the centre of Split, it sits all majestic apart from the rest of the building around it. The outside looks very stately and inside it is very grand from the inner entrance till the stage and its sunken orchestra pit. There are plays and ballet shows along with Drama and comedy shows, they are all in Croatian the ones I have seen. So without a knowage of basic Croatian it would be very impractical to go and see a play, drama or comedy, but the Ballet, Orchestra and even an Opera is well worth seeing. There are the stalls to watch from, but for a few pennies more you can sit in one of the many boxes on level two and three, I myself have been to see the opera and orchestral concerts and found them to be very good. The acoustics of the theatre are good and the price compared to say London are very cheap, during the summer season there is a full list printed of all the various shows.

Visited September 2011
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Split, Croatia
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Must-see interior, spectacular ballet and more”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

The theatre itself, built in the late 1800's, is a jewel box inside--with graceful balconies, damask panels and beautifully painted. The Split Ballet is astonishing, the opera first rate--don't miss a chance to see some productions!

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New York City
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A great surprise of our trip”
Reviewed 26 November 2011

While walking around the old city, we stumbled onto this landmark theater. We booked tickets that night for the ballet performance of Zorba the Greek by the local company. The theater has been beautifully restored; the performance was excellent. Prices were reasonable. A reminder that some of the best travel experiences are the unplanned ones.

Visited October 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
“Inspiring Experience”
Reviewed 14 January 2006

After all the hard ship this country experienced, culture is still important to Croatians. If you have an opportunity to see a performance at this theatre..do it! We were there for a holiday classical program along with local children singing Christmas Carols in English and Croatian. When the conductor asked the audience to join in, we were the only Americans in the audience able to sing "White Christmas" with the children.

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