Since 2014, when it was founded, the Philosophical Theatre, moderated and managed by the philosopher Srećko Horvat, has been part of the regular programme of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. It features public debates, play productions, publishing and guest appearances.
Imagined as a space for dialogue and critical thinking at the stage of the Croatian National Theatre, the Philosophical Theatre has offered a new and attractive content and has appealed to new, mostly younger audiences, which had not been regular at theatre programmes. Over the last four years, the Philosophical Theatre has had around 20 thousand visitors.
Accompanied by the huge interest of both audiences and media, the Philosophical Theatre has seen appearances of leading contemporary philosophers, writers, musicians and actors, such as M.I.A., Niccolò Ammaniti, Thomas Piketty, Vanessa Redgrave, Julia Kristeva, Margarethe von Trotta, Bobby Gillespie, Terry Eagleton, Slavoj Žižek, Mladen Dolar, Teresa Forcades, Franco B. Bifo, Yanis Varoufakis, Eva Illouz, Tariq Ali…
Along with the regular programme, the Philosophical Theatre brought about the publication of the Croatian translation of Rhapsody for the Theatre by the French philosopher Alain Badiou and the first drama by Slavoj Žižek, Antigone (published by Fraktura), ordered and co-published by the Croatian National Theatre. Moreover, in the framework of cooperation between the National Theatre in Belgrade and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, the Philosophical Theatre has been a guest at the National Theatre in Belgrade, where it soon became part of the regular programme of the theatre.Kupi ulaznice