Awesome things to do in Zagreb this April

Your ultimate guide to the best events, exhibitions and things to do in Zagreb this April
Changing of the Guard
Ivan Kralj Changing of the Guard

Spring has well and truly sprung, and with the Easter bank holiday behind us, here are some awesome things to look forward to in Zagreb to keep you ticking over till May. Discover the hottest happening in the capital with our round-up of upcoming events, exhibitions and concerts this month.

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HNK Elisabeth of Austria
Dance, Ballet

Elisabeth of Austria: Sissi

A night of opulence and drama at the world premiere of Patrice Bart’s ballet Elisabeth of Austria – Sissi. Based on the work of the German dramaturge Christine Theobald Gabler, the ballet follows the turbulent life of one of history’s most intriguing empresses, soundtracked by the scores of Neo-romantic Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.

Music, Dance and electronic


Californian !!! (CHK CHK CHK) are bringing their gloriously camp, groovy brand of indie-punk to Zagreb. Their 7th album 'Shake and Shudder' released last year, draws inspiration from all over the place: disco, punk, breakbeat, house, afrobeat and funk. Celebrating Zagreb based radiostation Yammat's third birthday, expect a night of electric energy and fabulous vibes. A limited number of presale tickets will be available Friday 23 Feb.


Festival of Tolerance - JFF Zagreb

Founded by Osijek-born Auschwitz survivor and producer of Schindlers List Branko Lustig, the Festival of Tolerance/JFF (‘Jewish Film Festival’) focuses on broad issues of human rights and civic freedom, with a different theme each year. There’s an accompanying programme of concerts and educational events for young documentary-makers. The festival will be held in Kino Europa, Tuškanac and Kinoteka.  

Disney Zagreb Philharmonic
Image: OFF Ciklus
Music, Classical and opera

The Magical Music of Walt Disney

Zagreb's Philharmonic Orchestra tip-toe into the nostalgic world of Walt Disney. Based on the compilation 'The Magical Music of Walt Disney' featuring well-loved classics from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and The Jungle Book, expect orchestral adaptions of favourites from the Disney back-catalogue.