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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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The Sarajevo War Theater is an extremely important institution that played a key role during the siege of Sarajevo during the war years. Sarajevo War Theater SARTR is a theater in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded on May 17, 1992 at the initiative of Dubravko Bibanović, Gradimir Gojer, Đorđe Mackić and Safet Plakal during the siege of Sarajevo. "In the same part of the city, under the former Olympic Stadium, enter the Sarajevo War Theater (Sartre) before the lights go out.

Founded a month after the siege began, Sartre staged hundreds of plays during the war and became a symbol of resistance.” it was published on October 9, 2013 by the New York Times, describing the Sarajevo War Theater as the "Theater of the Soul" and "the most creative stage in the city." "SARTR is not just a theater but an idea that inherits a tradition in which culture, art and theater are an important tool in the fight for a more beautiful and just world. ” It was a gathering place for theater professionals and students of the Academy of Performing Arts during the war.

Today it is a commercial theater and a top experimental exhibition in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is one of the venues of the International Theater Festival MESS and the only venue of the Open University in Sarajevo. Today, SARTR gathers young theater workers, who produce new plays in the space of the Sarajevo Center for Social Activities - CDA. Although it is the youngest theater in Sarajevo, its work is a true testimony that even in the most difficult conditions for man, through culture and art, human dignity can be saved.

The Sarajevo War Theater service is extremely professional. The staff is friendly, professional and attentive to visitors. They provide a high level of service and are always ready to help and answer questions. Everything is well organized to ensure a pleasant experience for visitors.

Ticket prices for shows at the Sarajevo War Theater are adjusted and available for every budget. You can pay for the Sarajevo War Theater ticket in cash. The capacity of this theater is 250 and it is recommended to make a reservation before your arrival. The box office is open every weekday from 10:00 a.

m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the day of the performance from 6:00 p.

m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets must be collected no later than half an hour before the start of the performance.

The atmosphere in the Sarajevo War Theater is emotional, full of hope and resistance. Each performance represented a moment outside of everyday life, offering the audience an escape from the reality of war. The theater was a place of gathering and expression of togetherness in difficult moments, creating a special atmosphere of solidarity. The content that the Sarajevo War Theater provided during the war was extremely important for the citizens.

The performances were thematically diverse, from drama to comedy, with the aim of conveying messages of hope, courage and resistance. Through art, the theater sent strong messages of love, peace and tolerance, thereby contributing to the community. Regarding the pet-friendly policy, pets are not allowed in the Sarajevo War Theater. The Sarajevo War Theater does not have its own parking lot, however, visitors can park in nearby public parking lots that are available.