If I have to choose between cinema and theatre, I’ll always choose the latter. And one of the best things after I moved to Belgrade has been the chance to visit so many theatres. They were among the first places I discovered in Belgrade, but the most charming one is Atelje 212. It has a special mood, and it’s the one I visit most often.
If was founded in 1956, in a small building with only 212 seats in the arena (hence the name, as you can guess). Over the years, it has grown to become one of the most significant theaters in the country. Its atmosphere is different from other theatres I’ve visited in Belgrade. It’s not informal, of course, but it’s less formal. In the smaller hall, I feel like I’m sitting on the stage with the actors, and I always get completely drawn into the play. I’ve seen many great plays here: for example, “Volvo Trucks” created by the book of Erlend Loe (and I love Erlend Loe).
The price of the ticket is affordable, and they often offer discounts. So, it was available to me while I was still “a poor student,” and it will also be available to visitors who don’t have pockets too deep.