Serbian National Theatre

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The Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad

The Serbian National Theatre (Serbian: Српско народно позориште or Srpsko narodno pozorište), located in Novi Sad, is one of the major theatres of Serbia. It was founded in 1861 during a conference of the Serbian National Theatre Society, composed of members of the Serbian Reading Room (Srpska čitaonica), held in Novi Sad.

The first general manager of the Serbian National Theatre was Jovan Đorđević. The founding fathers were: Dr. Jovan Andrejević-Joles, Svetozar Miletić, Stevan Branovački, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Jovan Đorđević, Dimitrije Ružić, Dimitrije Marković Kikinđanin, Nikola Nedeljković, Kosta Hadžić, Mihailo Gavrilović, Mihailo Racković, Mladen Cvijić, Stevan Čekić and Draginja Popović-Ružić.

The current building of the theatre was opened in March 1981.

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