3 Best Performing Arts Venues in Slovenia

Ljubljana Festival

The Ljubljana Festival is held annually across the city from June to August. Music, theater, and dance performances attract acclaimed artists from all over the world. Check the website for schedules and reservations.

Slovenska Filharmonija

The 19th-century performance hall houses concerts by the Slovenian Philharmonic. This hall was built in 1891 for one of the oldest music societies in the world, established in 1701. Haydn, Brahms, Beethoven, and Paganini were honorary orchestra members, and Mahler was the resident conductor for the 1881–82 season. Check the website for a schedule of performances and to make reservations.

SNG Opera in Balet

This Neo-Renaissance palace, with an ornate facade topped by a symbolic sculpture group, was erected in 1892. When visiting ballet and opera companies visit Ljubljana, they perform here. The opera house fell into disrepair during the Yugoslav years but has been carefully and lovingly restored since Slovenian independence. From September through June, the SNG Opera in Balet stages productions ranging in style from classical to modern and alternative.

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