zagreb noć kazališta.jpg
Photograph: HINA / Luka Vucić / Narodno sveučilište Dubrava / mm

During the 2014-2015 season, Croatian theatres performed over 11,000 plays and events, attracting nearly two million theatre goers, according to figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

In the last season, a total of 184 theatres and troupes were active in the country, and of them 98 were professional.

There were 29 professional theatres for children, and of them eight were puppet theatres.

As many as 57 amateur dramatics societies were registered in Croatia in the 2014-15 season.

According to the statistical figures 1,928,015 visitors were in attendance at a total of 11,340 plays and events .

Nearly two thirds, that is 62.5% of the reportoire, were works by Croatian authors.

Professional companies pefromed 60 plays on average in the season, and the median number of visitors was 199 per performance.

Croatian theatres gave 334 plays abroad, in 33 countries, attracting over 79,000 theatre-goers.

Most of those plays were performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina (49) and in Serbia (45) as well as in Slovenia (36). Croatian theatre groups also performed outside Europe, in Israel, the USA, and China.

Comedies attracted more visitors than dramas, and ballet performances were more attractive than operas, according to statistical data.

Children's plays were seen by 510,000 people.

Related stories

About 97,000 visit National Theatre in Zagreb in 2015

Nearly 40,000 people attend Theare Night

8th European Theatre Night to be held on Nov 19

Thousands of Croats flock to theatres at Theatre Night

Latest news

Alphabet's self-driving car company sues Uber over alleged theft

Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo said Thursday it was suing Uber and its subsidiary Otto for allegedly stealing its technology and infringing its patents.

US, Mexico take "important steps" even as Trump voices indifference

Top US and Mexican diplomatic and security officials met on Thursday in Mexico City, as President Donald Trump in Washington expressed ambivalence about relations with the United States' southern neighbour.

US Supreme Court's Ginsberg emphasizes value of free press

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed optimism about the political future of the United States despite the polarized and combative political atmosphere that has marked the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump.

Top Trump aide Bannon points to promises kept, media fight

Top White House strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday US President Donald Trump is keeping the promises he made during his campaign on issues from immigration to job creation.

Le Pen promises independent foreign policy, autonomous defence

Marine Le Pen promised Thursday that if elected president of France she would ensure it had a truly independent foreign policy as well as an autonomous capacity for self-defence.

Slovenia for ending lawsuits against Ljubljanska Banka

Croatia is infringing the memorandum of understanding signed with Slovenia in 2013 which they interpret differently, the Slovenian Embassy said on Thursday after a hearing at a Zagreb court in a suit which Croatia's PBZ bank filed against Slovenia's Ljubljanska Banka (LB) and Nova Ljubljanska Bank (NLB) over transferred foreign currency savings.

Marin Pucar appointed as new CEO in Podravka food concern

Marin Pucar is the new Management Board chairman of the Podravka food concern and will take the helm of the company after Zvonimir Mrsic's term expires at midnight on Thursday.

Croatian MEP says Moscow wants to influence in western Balkans

Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovcic said in an interview with the Montenegrin Pobjeda daily on Thursday that Moscow is trying to exploit the political forces in Montenegro and that Russia's meddling in Montenegro's internal affairs was "unacceptable behaviour."

New York Times launches brand campaign for 'The Truth' with Oscars ad

The New York Times is using Sunday's Academy Awards show to launch an advertising drive with an ad spot that capitalizes on President Donald Trump's confrontational relationship with the paper and other mainstream media.

Gambia charges former spy chief with murder of opposition leader

The former head of the Gambian national intelligence agency has been charged with the murder of an opposition youth leader who died in detention last year.

Dutch populist Wilders won't publicly campaign after security fiasco

The Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) won't make public appearances in support of its election campaign after a security official assigned to protect party founder Geert Wilders was detained by police.

Peace Implementation Council Steering Board calls for defusing tensions in Bosnia

The Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) met on Thursday, expressing the international community's concern about the situation in the country and calling on local politicians to act rationally to prevent an escalation of the crisis after a motion was submitted to review an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in BiH's case against Serbia for genocide.