3 Best Performing Arts Venues in Dubrovnik, Southern Dalmatia

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Stari Grad

The city's cultural highlight is the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which runs from mid-July to late August and attracts thousands of artists from around the world. A variety of open-air classical concerts, ballets, and plays are held at various venues within the walls, and the city becomes a riot of folklore, traditional dresses, midnight performances, and music. The most prestigious event of the festival is the performance of Hamlet at Fort Lovrijenac. Tickets can be purchased online or at the festival box office.

Dubrovnik Winter Festival

From the end of November until the first week of January, the Old Town makes a spectacular backdrop for the Dubrovnik Winter Festival. Expect all the trappings of a traditional European Christmas market, with mulled wine and rakija, wooden booths selling handmade goods and sugary delicacies, concerts, and a giant skating rink. The Winter Festival is a much more relaxed and local affair than the Summer Festival and is another way the city is trying to attract visitors to Dubrovnik in the off-season.

Kino Slavica


Watch a movie outdoors with either the city walls or the Adriatic Sea as your backdrop at Dubrovnik's two open-air cinemas, which show predominantly English-language films in their original versions nightly throughout the summer. Kino Slavica is located in a walled garden on the main road between the Old Town and Lapad, while Kino Jadran is right in the Old Town, completely hidden from sight.

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