Naj, naj, naj festival

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Country and Region CroatiaGrad Zagreb
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
Festival Contact Information

Naj, naj, naj festival
Gradsko kazalište “Žar ptica”
10000 ZAGREB, Bijenička 97
Phone: (385) 01 23 47 228
Fax: (385) 01 23 47 855

Festival Description

The «Naj,naj,naj» (The very best) festival was founded in 2001 with the idea to present the very best productions of professional theatres for children in Croatia to the young Zagreb audience during the spring holidays. The specialty of the festival is that all performances are for free, enabling the children to spend their spring holidays enjoying the very best theaters can offer. This way they fall in love with the theater on a life-long basis.

The best evidence for the success of Naj,naj,naj festivals so far is the fact that it became international in 2007. The festival competition is enriched by different views on theater art for children which every visiting theatre from Europe and the world shares as something specific with the rest of the participants. An amazing number of visitors — more than 5,000 of them; the joy both the viewers and the visiting performers feel — ensures The Naj,naj,naj festival a renowned status in Croatia and the wider region. The festival is a competition where a professional jury, composed of eminent theatrical critics, selects and awards the best performances in ten categories with the sculpture of the Golden Žar ptica (Firebird).

Festival Dates April 26 - March 1, 2011
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Practical Info:

Participant’s information:
  • The Festival will provide full accommodation with food and performance fees.
  • The Festival does NOT cover the transportation costs.
  • Applicants should mail a DVD of their performance and complete the APPLICATION FORM available on
  • Marija Sekelez Founder and Director
    City theater Žar ptica,
    Bijenička 97,
    10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Phone: +385 1 2347 226
    Fax: +385 1 2347 855


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