National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia
71 years of activity

LADO Ensemble in Opatija

LADO Ensemble in Opatija

The best way to learn about a country's culture is through its folklore. If you want to experience Croatian energy, feel the pulse of the people and learn more about its identity, you should definitely see LADO, Croatia's professional folk dance ensemble. The company will wow you with its beautiful singing and dancing, is amazing orchestra and energetic choreographies together with the authentic costumes worn on stage.

The LADO Ensemble will open the " Summer at Open Air Theater Opatija 2019" manifestation with its "Neka sjaji sunce svima“ (Let the Sun Shine for Everybody) program.

In the year where we mark the 70th birthday of the ensemble, the LADO has prepared a program entirely dedicated to dances and songs of Croats living outside Croatia. So you will have an opportunity to enjoy diversity and richness of folk costumes and excellent performances of more than 50 LADO members that will depict life and customs of Croats living in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Italy, Kosovo, Hungary, Romania and Vojvodina.

In the past 70 years, the LADO Ensemble has performed more than 5000 times in Croatia and abroad, winning many prizes and praise from audience and critics, who compare the Ensemble to best folklore groups in the world.

Tickets are available in presale at HRK 90 and 100, in Opatija at the Summer Stage Festival office (Zert bb) on workdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as well as in Rijeka, in the Dallas Music Shop, Foto Revija, Nad urom coffee shop, Korzo shopping center and online at

See you on June 8th at Open Air Theatre of Opatija! Concert starts at 9.30 PM


"Folklor je kao i livada, puna raznobojnog poljskog cvijeća, ništa u njem nije isto, uvijek je sve novo, uvijek je malo drugačije i još ljepše..." Zvonimir Ljevaković