The Belgrade Drama Theatre has specialised in producing modern classics by international authors. Some of its best-known productions are of plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Bertolt Brecht.
The Belgrade Drama Theatre was established in August 1947, the first theatre founded in the city after the Second World War. The venue at Crveni krst was opened in 1948 and still houses the theatre today. From the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, the theatre enjoyed a golden age built on the twin pillars of exceptionally successful performances of plays by contemporary US American authors and a series of gifted and brilliant actors, directors and stage and costume designers. Their productions of "Death of a Salesman“, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof“, "The Glass Menagerie“ and "Mother Courage and her Children“ gained legendary cult status.
From 1959 to 1975, the Belgrade Drama Theatre was merged with the Belgrade Comedy to form the "Contemporary Theatre“. This single entity was then dissolved in December 1975, and the Belgrade Drama Theatre was reborn. Today, the Belgrade Drama Theatre has a permanent company of actors. In spring 2003, the theatre was totally refurbished to fully meet European standards.The director is Nebojša Bradić.