The Secret History of the CNT in Zagreb

Due to an increased interest of the citizens and visitors of Zagreb, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb has introduced a new offer: at least once a month, there are especially tailored group tours of the theatre building after the scenario written by Iva Silla led by the actors of the CNT Drama. The groups visit places that are usually closed to public and this unusual tour reveals the hidden side of the theatre; corridors and underground tunnels, the emperor’s salon and ceremonious boxes, dressing rooms, ballet studios, workshops and the stage are just a few of the places that visitors see. This tour is spiced by stories from the theatre’s history, old secrets and memories, but also with the experiences of our guides. The tours take place once a month on a Saturday, at the full hour and this shall be announced in due time. Every visitor is allowed to select one of the three offered backstage tours. What every tour will reveal must remain a secret, so that a bit of mysteriousness is there at the beginning of this interesting event.
The tours commence every full hour (between 11 am and 3 pm) with three different entrances (the main entrance, stage door and the west entrance) and simultaneous moving of the three groups of 10 (max. 15) visitors that shall be led by one actor or actress. The tickets can be purchased at the box office and visitors must announce their arrival by 2 pm on Friday (a day before the tour) by phone 01/ 4888 415 and 01/4888 413. According to the registered number of visitors, the Sales, PR and Marketing Department together with Drama and protocol, shall define the groups and the tour schedules.
The working hours of the box office are Monday to Friday between 10 am to 7 pm and on Saturdays when the tours are organised between 10 am and 3 pm. The ticket price is 25 kunas, while children until the age of 14 accompanied by parents enter free of charge. The first tour of the CNT building was held on November 8, 2014.We look forward to your visit!