main production

the World in
Eighty Days

Adapted and directed by SEAN AITA
Music by LEO ELSO

performed in english

22 June – 7 July
at 9.30 p.m.
Fort Lovrjenac, Dubrovnik


solo musical show with

Ksenija Prohaska


29 June at 9.30 p.m. / Rector’s Palace

solo piano concert

Matej Meštrović

30 June at 9.30 p.m. / Rector’s Palace

Special Event



Buy online at: 
Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Pile
Box office at the venue one hour before the performance

22 June – 7 July 2024 / Dubrovnik, Croatia

Midsummer Scene warmly invites you to celebrate

A Decade of Theatre Under the Stars

Journeys sometimes take eighty days and sometimes a decade. Yet, however epic they may be, our shows never last longer than two hours. Midsummer Scene Festival is celebrating its SEASON TEN, and what an adventure it has been! Still, it is far from over. Dubrovnik has centuries-old tradition of open-air theatre and our festival – the only of its kind in Southeastern Europe – has extended it to English-speaking audiences coming to Dubrovnik and toured it to international festivals around the world.

We invite you to take a seat in our main venue, the wonderful Fort Lovrjenac, and enjoy the musical Around the World in Eighty Days specially commissioned for our festival. It is inspired by the father of science fiction Jules Verne. Mr Verne was well-acquainted with the beauty of Dubrovnik, describing it as Slavic Athens in his 1885 novel Mathias Sandorf. 

The writer and director of Around the World in Eighty Days has been our beloved guest since 2019 when he directed Romeo and Juliet, remounted in 2022. In 2021 and 2022, the one-man show A Poor Player, commissioned for the festival, toured Europe.

Music has always been our passion. We hope to see you at The Stringbreaker, a Matej Meštrović piano concert at the Rector’s Palace and an acclaimed solo musical Marlene Dietrich performed by Ksenija Prohaska.

Our SEASON TEN celebrations promise to be a cool treat in the summer heat.

Dubrovnik has been known for his fast ships, explorers and travellers throughout history. Join us on our journey around the world!

Midsummer Scene is a project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik,
and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre productions Ltd., London.

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors


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