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Resources for the Study of the Macedonian Language: Theatre

Supporting materials for students in their first year of studying Macedonian

The National Theater

Macedonian National Theatre is the oldest and largest theater institution in the Republic established in 1945. During its existence, the theater staged some 300 premieres and played over 8,000 plays. The original theater was severely damaged in the earthquake of 1963.

Did You Know?

There is a Theatre of the Nationalities in Skopje, consisting of Albanian and Turkish Drama companies. There are also Romany theatre companies.


Festival Okhridsko Leto has been held for 50 years in Skopje and is one of the major European theatrical events.












For information about past festivals, programs and images from performances and links to other cultural sites see:


The youtube file below shows a performance of the Macedonian opera & ballet orchestra in 2010 as they play  "Makedonski evergrin" - under the direction of conductor Kire Kostov.

For more information on the the company, their repertoire and performers see the link above.

For more videos of performances, please follow this link:

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