The theatre dates back to 1895 when it was built by Viennese architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner. Situated in the "Green Horseshoe” in Donji Grad, the theatre is no less than a landmark in the Lower Town.
A marvel in yellow, the Croatian National Theatre was officially opened for tourists in 1894. The beautiful theatre is built in neo-baroque and rococo styles of architecture and has three domes i.e. two smaller domes at the front and a bigger dome at the back giving it a regal appearance. The interiors of the buildings are replete with artworks from celebrated artists such as Vlaho Bukovac and Ivan Mestrovic, making it a delight to the visual senses. Watching an opera, drama or a ballet performance at the Croatian National Theatre is nothing short of an experience of a lifetime. The five level seating arrangements along with great sound and stage makes the experience all the more worthwhile.