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The Serbian National Theatre (Serbian: Српско народно позориште, Srpsko narodno pozorište), located in Novi Sad, is one of the major theatres of Serbia.
Српско народно позориште
Srpsko narodno pozorište
|Address||Pozorišni Trg 1|
|Location||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|Coordinates||45°15′18″N 19°50′35″E / 45.2549°N 19.8431°E|
|Opened||28 July 1861|
The current building of the theatre was opened in March 1981. The Serbian National Theatre was founded in 1861 during a conference of the Serbian National Theatre Society, composed of members of the Serbian Reading Room (Srpska čitaonica), held in Novi Sad. The first general manager of the Serbian National Theatre was Jovan Đorđević and the second was Dimitrije Mihailović. The founding fathers were: Dr. Jovan Andrejević-Joles, Svetozar Miletić, Stevan Branovački, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Jovan Đorđević, Dimitrije Ružić, Dimitrije Marković Kikinđanin, Nikola Nedeljković, Dimitrije Mihailović, Kosta Hadžić, Mihailo Gavrilović, Mihailo Racković, Mladen Cvijić, Stevan Čekić and Draginja Popović-Ružić.
An annual theatre festival Sterijino pozorje is held in Serbian National Theatre since 1956.
Diploma of Theater's society by Uroš Predić, 1897
Serbian National Theatre during midday