DIS Youth theater Banja Luka

National Network
البوسنة والهرسك
+387 51 92 55 99
E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
+ 387 65 61 48 63
Mobile Phone (other)
+ 387 65 46 95 85
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
Dis-The Youth Theater was established in Banja Luka in 1991 with the aim of affirming theatrical culture in Banja Luka. Currently in Theater we have five full time employed persons and engaged group of around 30 young actors, and the total number of associates is 50 young artists (set designers, playwrights, directors, actors). The ensemble consists of young theater actors, art academies students, and young talents from nine to thirty years of age. With original and imaginative repertoire, we carried out over 60 different theater projects with over 1000 repeat performances. is financed by Banja Luka City Administration budget (15%), RS Government budget (20%) and (65%) from our own activities.In last five years theater budget was 50 - 75 thousands Euros. Our main partners are following theaters MTM 1974 Mostar, Draft theater Tuzla and City theater Vitez.
Mission and Objectives

DIS – Youth theatre is independent non-profit association which brings together young artists in order to develop a culture of life through dramatic art.
DIS-Youth theatre is a modern, independent, urban gathering place for young artists to realize their vision of the arts and culture contribute to develop the full appreciation of artistic freedom, respect and understanding personality differences between people, regardless of differences in age, race, religion, political beliefs or gender.
Goals of our association are:
- Affirmation and improvement of cultural and human values through gathering and acting of young theater enthusiasts
- Introducing young people with basics of theatre culture, through work with theatre artists and educators
- Preparation and performing of plays
- Public showing of drama, musical or other performances to popularize theatrical culture
- Other activities related to our basic goals and tasks

Main Projects / Activities

We were participants at many art festivals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and European countries (Italy, Austria, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Israel, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Portugal, ...), where we won a large number of prestigious awards.
We were founders and organizers International Festival "Kastel-fest" in '98, '99 and 2000. in Banja Luka as well as International Festival of Theatre provocation IF 2003. Also we are Executive organizers of Festival of Republic of Srpska Youth Theatres.
Besides that, we were participants of international scientific and artistic projects: "Myth as destiny", "Balkan Network" as well as members of the association IAES, SEEYC. Since 2009 up to date, we are organizers of FAMA - BiH Amateur monodrama Festival under patronage of B&H Council of Ministers. Until now we had actors from 15 different B&H cities from both entities. Currently we implementing REALITY project financed by American Embassy in B&H where we have six partner theaters from all over B&H. As our main activity in 2012 we had 5 theater premiere and over 100 performances.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We can offer to Network our human and program resources. Also we can share our experience in participating in projects such as "Myth as Destiny","Balkan network" or current "Reality which is based on intercultural learning through nonverbal drama methods.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like to join Network because we want to spread connections with NGOs of similar interest within B&H and to establish connections in Euro Mediterranean region with a goal to promote cultural diversity values.

Contact (1) Full Name
Goran Novković
Head of the organisation
Novica Bogdanović