Sarajevo National Theatre

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Sarajevo National Theatre
Sarajevo National Theatre.JPG
Susan Sontag Square and National Theatre in Sarajevo
AddressObala Kulina Bana 9, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
OpenedNovember 1921
ArchitectKarel Pařík

The Sarajevo National Theatre (Bosnian and Serbian: Narodno pozorište Sarajevo, Народно позориште Сарајево, Croatian: Narodno kazalište Sarajevo[2]) was founded in November 1921.[3]

The opening ceremony was led by Branislav Nušić, then Head of the Art Department of the Ministry of Education. On November 9, 1946, the Sarajevo Opera House commenced its artistic activity with the premiere of B. Smetana's The Bartered Bride.

The Sarajevo Ballet was also founded in 1946, but its first independent performance, The Harvest by B. Papandopulo, was postponed until May 25, 1950. This performance marked the beginning of its professional development within the national Theatre.[4]

The building was designed by architect Karel Pařík, who designed over 160 other buildings in Sarajevo.[5]


  1. ^ Cinemas
  2. ^ "Na današnji dan utemeljeno Narodno kazalište Sarajevo". City of Sarajevo, pages in Croatian (in Croatian). Nov 17, 2019. Retrieved Feb 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Rubin, Don (1994). The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Europe. Taylor & Francis. p. 145. ISBN 0-415-05928-3.
  4. ^ City of Sarajevo: Sarajevo National Theatre (In Bosnian) [cited February 10, 2012]
  5. ^ Europa Magazine: Check Builder of Sarajevo (In Bosnian) [cited February 10, 2012] Archived March 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 43°51′25″N 18°25′15″E / 43.8569°N 18.4208°E / 43.8569; 18.4208