Split Summer Festival is a theatre, dance and music festival with a long reputation, spanning from the mid 20th century to this day. This year the 63rd edition of the festival takes place, starting from Friday, July 14th till August 14th.
During these 32 days the city of Split turns into a unique stage, providing a magical ancient ambiance for numerous national and international performances – and that’s precisely what makes Split Summer Festival so special. Not only is it one of the most important cultural events in Croatia with a tradition of more than sixty years, but it is also a festival with special open-air events held at unique venues throughout the historical centre of Split. Imagine watching a ballet performance at Sustipan, a popular city park situated on a cliff overlooking the sea; or experiencing the opera Aida by Guiseppe Verdi at Peristil, the central square of the Diocletian’s Palace; or watching a contemporary theatre performance in the ancient Cellars of the Diocletian’s Palace. Yes, it really is as special and impressive as it sounds so it’s no wonder the official motto of the Split Summer Festival is “a summer to remember”.
Split Summer Festival is a great event for everyone, no matter whether you’re a passionate art lover or you’re just looking for something fun to see and do during you stay in Split. There are daily events and premieres in all genres, varying from classical ballet and drama to contemporary street theatre and jazz concerts. This year the opening will be marked by the famous opera “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini. The whole program is very rich and diverse, and it includes four operas, ten theatre performances, five ballet performances, seven concerts, five exhibitions and four events for lovers of prose and poetry. For more details about the schedule and the prices visit the festival website. As far as the tickets are concerned you can buy them online.
Keep in mind summer is a busy time of the year in Split. There are many people visiting so it’s not always easy to find accommodation, especially something located walking distance from the centre. So if you’re thinking about visiting Split and enjoying the Split Summer Festival, take a look at our The View Luxury Rooms website. We’re conveniently located close to most popular sights and festival venues.