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…
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…
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.
Theatre in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre stages its own shows throughout the year and hosts Lutke, the International Puppet Festival (Mednarodni Lutkovni Festival), every other (even-numbered) year in September.
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 Ljubljana

National Drama Theatre

Built as a German-language theatre in 1911, this wonderful art-nouveau building is home to the national theatre company. Performances are in Slovenian.
Theatre in Kranj

Prešeren Theatre

This provincial theatre is very active, staging four plays and up to 200 performances a year. Note the rather dashing statue of Prěseren out front.
Jazz in Maribor

Jazz Klub Satchmo

Maribor’s celebrated jazz club meets in a wonderful cellar in the art gallery building.
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 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…