Top Choice Jazz in Ljubljana

Sax Pub

More than a quarter-century in Trnovo and decorated with colourful murals and graffiti outside, the tiny and convivial Sax has live jazz as well as blues, folk and hip-hop at 8pm on Thursday year-round. Canned stuff…
Classical Music in Ljubljana

Slovenia Philharmonic Hall

Home to the Slovenian Philharmonic founded in 1701, this small but very atmospheric venue in the southeast corner of Kongresni trg also stages concerts and hosts performances of the Slovenian Chamber Choir (Slovensk…
Theatre in Celje

Slovenian People’s Theatre

The SLG, which encompasses part of a medieval tower once used as a dungeon on Vodnikova ulica, stages six plays between September and May. Performances are normally – though not always – in Slovene but the visuals a…
Jazz in Ljubljana

Jazz Club Gajo

Peripatetic Gajo, now occupying an open space opposite the National Gallery, remains the city’s premier venue for live jazz and attracts both local and international talent. Music kicks off from 9.30pm, jam sessions…
Performing Arts in Ljubljana


The open-air theatre seating more than 1200 spectators at this sprawling 18th-century monastery, remodelled by Plečnik in the 1950s, hosts the events of the summer Ljubljana Festival. The smaller Knights Hall (Viteš…
Theatre in Ljubljana

Glej Theatre

The 'Look' has been Ljubljana’s foremost experimental theatre since the 1970s, working with companies that include Betontanc (dance) and Grejpfrut (drama). It stages about five productions – theatre, mime, puppetry,…
Live Music in Ljubljana

Orto Bar

A popular bar and live-music venue for late-night drinking and dancing amid a crowd of leather-clad partygoers. It's just a 300m stroll northeast from Metelkova. Note the program takes a two-month hiatus in summer d…
Theatre in Maribor

Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

This branch of the SNG in Ljubljana has one of the best reputations in the country, and its productions have received critical acclaim throughout Europe. The city’s ballet and opera companies also perform here. Ente…
Theatre in Ljubljana

KUD France Prešeren

This ‘noninstitutional culture and arts society’ in Trnovo stages concerts as well as performances, literary events, exhibitions, workshops etc on most nights. Trnfest takes place here in August.
Classical Music in Ljubljana

Cankarjev Dom

Ljubljana’s premier cultural and conference centre has two large auditoriums (the Gallus Hall is said to have perfect acoustics) and a dozen smaller performance spaces offering a remarkable smorgasbord of performanc…