Split Summer Festival is an arts festival bringing the disciplines of theatre, classical music, opera and dance to the ancient city’s iconic venues. For a month during the summer, Split comes alive with this festival of the classic arts. The centrepiece of the festival is the Croatian National Theatre in Gaje Bulata Square, one of Dalmatia’s oldest surviving theatres and an atmospheric location for the performance of classic shows such as Verdi’s ‘Aida’, Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and Gogol’s ‘Diary of a Madman’. The festival also features art exhibitions by local and international artists as well as street theatre to entertain you wherever you are in the city.
Split Summer Festival takes place at various venues throughout the city from 14th July to 14th August 2017. The main location is one of the region’s best-loved buildings, the Croatian National Theatre, but the festival is spread out amongst many of the city’s great venues. Other locations include the Ethnographic Museum and the St. Arnirius Chapel and Bell Tower. Tickets for the events included in the festival vary according to the performance and venue - you can check out the full schedule and buy tickets at the festival website.
If you’re heading to Split for the Summer Festival, you’re likely to be blessed with the city’s best weather of the year. The average temperature during July and August is 25 degrees Celsius so make sure you take plenty of suncream to protect your skin. It’s a perfect opportunity to take advantage of Split’s coastal location - with its beautiful islands and picturesque harbour, you can spend your days sailing or snorkelling and your evenings soaking up the culture of the festival. With the sea temperature at around 24 degrees Celsius and the relief of a light breeze which makes the summer a great time for sailing, what better time to visit Split!
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While you’re in the Split for the show, take the opportunity to see some of the city’s great sights, including: The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, the Cathedral and Bell Tower and Klis Fortress. Head to the Marjan forest park for some gorgeous natural scenery.
To find out more information about the festival, please go to the official website where you’ll be able to find the full schedule for the 2017 festival, view photos from the 2016 event and buy tickets for all of the performances.
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