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History of the theatre building

City Osijek throughout its history he developed its three major parts: Downtown, Uptown and Tvrđa. The upper class of Uptown built a casino in the 1860s and today, that building houses the Croatian National theatre in Osijek.

In the second half of the 19th century sagrađena je i zgrada donjogradskog a second Casino was built in the Downtown area where, according to records from the National theatre archive, actors from Novi Sad performed in the year 1882.

The building would later became a library that would house many cultural events in Osijek until it was given away to RKUD “Ognjen Prica“ in 1950.

With the once amateur theatre now becoming professional, the building was given away to the Children’s theatre (then called “Ognjen Prica”) in 1958. It has been renovated many times throughout the years, with the last renovations being in 1996 and 2000.

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