Founded in 1970, Glej Theatre is Slovenia's oldest independent theatre. It presents experimental venue and production house which has been a stepping stone for most prominent Slovenian theatre directors. Glej Theatre produces and hosts mostly contemporary research and modern theatre performances/projects, offering a stepping stone to young directors with professional working conditions. A small venue for 70 people allows each theatre-goer a boutique experience of experimental theatre. To open up Slovenian theatre to tourists and foreigners living in Ljubljana they introduced the Glej theatre in English program and provide performances in English or with English subtitles every first saturday of the month.
Address: Gregorciceva ulica 3, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 251 66 79
Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
(Slovensko narodno gledalisce Drama Ljubljana)
The Slovenian National Theatre (SNG) is situated nearKongresni trg,behind Slovenska cesta.
Erjavceva cesta 1, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 2521511
Ljubljana city theatre
(Mestno gledalisce Ljubljansko - MGL )
The theatre stages mostly modern drama, including those by contemporary Slovenian writers. It is situated at Copova ulica, which is the shopping street near to the Preseren square and Hotel Slon.
Address: Copova 14, Ljubljana
Opera and Ballet Ljubljana
Address: Zupanciceva ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 241 17 66
The House of Children and Arts
(Hisa otrok in umetnosti)
Theatre for children by children. The house of children is full of their creations and brimming with positive energy. With puppet making, theatrical performances, painting, sculpture and music, The House of Children is the place to go and to reveal your child's creativity. Programs are adjusted for differing ages, though they are offered to everybody from 2 years of age and older. Older kids and students can try out the theatre, while adults can take courses in traditional folk arts like bobbin-work or learn to draw and paint. The house is open regularly during the school year, but does performances and various indoor or outdoor activities also during the school holidays, mostly through the weekends. In the house birthday parties for children can be organized as well. For details and programs check their web page or use the following contact information.
Address: Komenskega 9, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)41 663904
Slovenian Youth Theatre
(Slovensko mladinsko gledalisce)
Address: Vilharjeva 11, 1000 Ljubljana
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
(Lutkovno gledalisce Ljubljana)
The cashier opens Monday to Friday from 16:00 till 18:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 till 12:00, then one hour prior to every performance. Every two years, the Puppet theatre hosts the International Puppet festival (biennale 2006, 2008, 2010) which is a lot of fun for both adults and children.
The main buildings address: Krekov trg 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 3000982
There is a second, small stage of the Puppet theatre "Kulturnica" which is situated at Zidovska steza 1, opposite the Bikofe cafe. It has great acoustics and hosts a few puppet performances, mostly with miniature puppets.
Phone: +386 (0)1 3000982
(Sentjakobsko gledalisce Ljubljana)
Housed in the same building as the Puppet theater, but the entrance is from the side.
Address: Krekov trg 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 2312860
Ljubljana Dance Theatre
(Plesni teater Ljubljana)
This is a small theatre situated in a modern building near to the city centre in the neighbourhood of Prule. It hosts performances of dance groups from Slovenia and abroad.
Address: Prijateljeva ulica 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 4308344
Stage of this theatre opens in the evening and is a part of a coffee house inside the Union Hotel. Music, theatre, talks, musicals, kabarets, varietes.
Address: Miklosiceva 1, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 308 1270
Theatre and Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts EX PONTO was conceived as a long-term project linking artists of the former Yugoslavia. Over the years, it has developed into one of the most notable international festivals and theatres of contemporary, primarily theatrical productions at the premises of Southeastern Europe. It is recognizable by the quality programme, which combines top-notch theatrical aesthetics, social and political topicality thus continually urging the international festival co-production. Each year it takes place on different locations in Ljubljana. In 2014 will be going on from 14. to 21. September. You can read more about the festival on their web page.
Kulturno drustvo B51
Presernova 7, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 426 94 05, +386 (0)41 200 390
For updates and programme of the theaters please consult their homepage, or see some suggestions in our Events section.