About the theatre

About the theatre


Welcome to Mala Scena


Vitomira Lončar in Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage


It is our duty to enlarge, enliven and enlighten people.
Peter Shaffer


Mala Scena is one of the leading Croatian theatres for young audiences according to the number of performances as well as the number of awards that our performances have won in Croatia and abroad.


It is our mission to offer children from 0 to 15 years theatre art as an everyday part of their growing up.

We are leading a dialog with our young audiences on the current and everyday topics. We try to help them understand the world that surrounds them, encourage them and inspire them to confront it boldly. It is our responsibility to question and investigate children's everyday lives and send them messages of encouragement and hope.

It is our mission to bring theatre for young audience to an equal artistic level with "theatre for grown ups", and we can to this by constant pursue of excellence and strict art criteria of our own work.

It is our mission to affirm indigenous creation of Croatia authors, but also to promote greatest accomplishments of world's creation for the children and young people.

It is our mission to incorporate art of theatre into programs of educational institutions on all levels, to educate the educators, audience and artists.

It is our mission to use theatre as means to initiate communication between generations, especially within families, to improve understanding among people and to foster overcoming of problems and misunderstandings that come as part of growing up.



                                         Ivica Šimić in Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage



We envision Mala Scena in the future to be one of the European theatres that promote new forms of theatre for young audiences in accordance with contemporary sensibility of time. That way, Croatian indigenous creation will be placed in a European context and will lead other Croatian theatres for children in that direction.

It is a theatre that raises children by means of art, and does not educates them for the arts, a theatre to which children are audience of today, and not an audience of tomorrow and finally, a theatre that is an equal part, and not an additional mean of upbringing and education. Hiring skilled and educated young people who can live up to these demands for excellence is a strategic commitment of the theatre. Young artists of all profiles, who will not only mature in Mala Scena, but will also run the theatre in the future, is a vision as well as a realistic goal.


Ivica i Vita

Vitomira Lončar and Ivica Šimić, actors and owners of the theatre