Seasons 2014/15


The open-air stage of St. Michael’s Fortress with its 1077 seats oriented towards the sea, offering a view of the city of Šibenik and the Šibenik archipelago, was opened in June 2014.

During the first two seasons, this most beautiful stage of the Adriatic hosted numerous renowned local and foreign artists at 43 various evening events. St. Michael's Fortress was a venue of pop and rock solo concerts (The National, Nouvelle Vague, Thievery Corporation, Dedić family, Massimo, Parni Valjak...), somewhat more classical concerts (Maksim Mrvica, 2cellos, ŠPD Kolo...), music festivals (Superuho, Terraneo Summer Break, Deboto...), ensembles (LADO, ballet ensemble of HNK Split), cooking shows (Taste the Mediterranean), and its auditorium was even transformed into a spectacular cinema (Motovun Film Festival in Šibenik). For our Friends Club members, we created Side B, a series of six free programmes held in a more intimate space below the seats.

As a recognizable monument of cultural heritage located in the very heart of the old town, available to visitors on a daily basis and which promotes cultural tourism, the Fortress also hosted workshops, congresses, promotions, and other daily special events.

With its organization of various cultural, musical and theatrical events, St. Michael's Fortress has significantly contributed to the quality of Šibenik as a tourist destination, attracting over 260.000 guests. Visitors of St. Michael’s Fortress still feel the soul of medieval Šibenik and hear echoes of its turbulent past. No other destination offers the beauty of this panoramic view of the city and its surroundings, paired with music and stage performances by renowned Croatian and international artists on a unique open-air stage.