Belgrade Theater - The Yugoslav Drama Theater is located on Kralja Milana Street, next to the famous park Manjež and close to Slavija square, in very the center of Belgrade. It was founded in 1947 when the director, Bojan Stupica, was given the role of the artistic director of the YDT. Many greats of the acting craft from other Yugoslav countries participated in the creation of this theater. The YDT gathered 60 exquisite actors, some of which are very well known even today, Mira Stupica, Branko Veselinović, Mladja Veselinovic and Marija Crnobori. Before the Yugoslav Drama Theater, the site was formerly a riding school where the stables were renovated and turned into the first stage of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade.
On 3th of April, 1984, the first performance was played, "Kralj Betajnove" directed by Bojan Stupica.
In 1977, on the 17th of October the Yugoslav Drama Theatre burned to the ground due to an error in the installation. The theater was reconstructed and the Large scene started again in 2003, 23rd of May. The show, which marked the reopening of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre was the work of Jovan Sterija Popovic, "Patriots." The repertoire of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade has many classic works of writers such as Chekhov, Ostrovsky, Gorky, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lorca and many others.
The Box office working hours of the Yugoslav Drama Theater are from 10am to 3pm from Monday to Saturday and from 5pm to the start of the show from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays from 5pm until the start of the show.
For more information about the Yugoslav Drama Theatre as well as the repertoire and events visit the official website of YDT.