Entertainment

Bratislava and Košice have Slovakia's major venues for live music, dance and sporting events (with the capital understandably ahead on all fronts). Both cities have theatres, an orchestra and their own ice hockey team with stadium. International live acts tend to hit Bratislava, some also head east to Košice. Traditional music and costumed dance is common, often at weekends in restaurants; consider timing a visit for folk festivals like Východná.