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Narodno pozorište Sarajevo

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The Sarajevo National Theater is the largest theater in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most important in Southeast Europe, which includes Drama, Opera and Ballet, and the Sarajevo Philharmonic is also located under the same roof. It was opened on November 17, 1921, and the ceremonial act of opening belonged to Branislav Nušić, then head of the Art Department of the Ministry of Education. Three evenings in a row, music and drama programs were performed, and thus the beginning of the house's work was made official. In the beginning of its existence, the National Theater of Sarajevo operated exclusively as a drama theater.

Since 1946, musical forms of activity have been introduced to this theater, so Opera and Ballet will contribute immensely to the rich history of this theater. The Sarajevo National Theater is the central theater of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is a very important element of theatrical and spiritual life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, thanks to its artistic results, the work of generations of artists, and especially the way it is organized (three ensembles, Opera, Drama and Ballet). On November 9, 1946, the Sarajevo Opera began its artistic activity with the ceremonial premiere of "The Bartered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana. Thus, great progress was made in the development of musical culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The capacity of the National Theater in Sarajevo is about 432 seats, in addition to the large capacity, it is recommended to reserve seats before your arrival. Within the National Theater there is also a cafe bar where guests can wait until the start of the performance. The service at the Sarajevo National Theater is outstanding. The staff is professional, accommodating and attentive to visitors.

They provide a high level of service and ensure that visitors have a positive experience during their visit. Everything is organized and professional, creating a pleasant atmosphere for the audience. As for ticket prices, the Sarajevo National Theater offers reasonable prices that are adapted to a wide range of visitors. Tickets can be paid in cash.

The atmosphere in the Sarajevo National Theater is special and inspiring. The excitement before the performance, with the presence of quality performers and the energy of the audience, creates a unique atmosphere that enriches the artistic experience. The stage and ambience of the theater add to the impression and create an extraordinary space for stage performances. The contents of the Sarajevo National Theater are diverse and include a wide range of genres and styles of performances.

From drama to comedy, from classical to contemporary works, the audience can enjoy a wide range of performing arts that offer different interpretations and themes. The Sarajevo National Theater is known for its high-quality productions that satisfy different tastes and interests of the audience. As for the pet-friendly policy, the entry of pets into the Sarajevo National Theater is not allowed for reasons of safety and preservation of the theater's ambience. The Sarajevo National Theater has limited parking options.

Public parking spaces available to visitors can be found near the theater. In short, the Sarajevo National Theater is a renowned institution that offers outstanding stage performances and a rich cultural program. The service is outstanding, the prices are affordable, the atmosphere is inspiring, and the contents are varied. A visit to the Sarajevo National Theater is a true cultural experience that will satisfy fans of the performing arts.