Historical building of Slovak National Theatre

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Historical building of Slovak National Theatre

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The cultural center of Bratislava is the charming historic building of the Slovak National Theater. The predecessor of this monumental building was the city theater building from 1776. The Slovak National Theater building was given its current eclectic appearance only in 1886, when it was built according to the designs of architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer.

Over the years, the historical building of the Slovak National Theater was gradually adapted to the increasing demands of theater operation. New stage equipment was built, a modern extension in the rear of the building, the auditorium, foyer and salon on the first floor were renewed and modernized.

The historical building of the Slovak National Theater is listed as a monument. It boasts of pompous exterior and interior decoration. The façade of the building is decorated with 5 installed busts of prominent composers and playwrights - W. W. Goethe, W. Shakespeare, W. A. Mozart, F. Liszt, J. Katona.

Surroundings of the historic building is represented by a small park planting. In front of the building is an artistically valuable Ganymedes Fountain by V. Tilgner. Since 1920 it has been the seat of the Slovak National Theater and performances of ballet and Slovak National Theater opera, as well as other socially important events, have been regularly played here.

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