Culture Ministry to sell theatre buildings

SLOVAKIA’S Culture Ministry is selling two Slovak National Theatre buildings (SND) to finance the completion of the new SND complex, the Pravda daily reported.

Culture Minister František Tóth told a press conference August 11 that the sale of the SND’s P O Hviezdoslav building and the current SND headquarters, both situated in the centre of Bratislava, should be completed by the end of September.

The ministry hopes to earn Sk350 million (€8.9 million) from the sale of the two buildings.

The ministry will publish advertisements for the sale of the two buildings next week. The P O Hviezdoslav building was valued at Sk236.4 million (€6.07 million), and the SND headquarters at Sk115.1 million (€2.95 million).

Tóth said that these are the minimum prices and that the ministry will try to sell them for as much as possible.

The new SND building, which still needs Sk900 million (€23.09 million) to be completed, will be financed from the proceeds of the two old SND buildings and another Sk550 million (14.1 million) is hoped to be raised from the sale of plots surrounding the new SND complex.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

More tips for outings in Bratislava during the lockdown

Walks along the Danube bank offer a feeling of being far from the city rush.

This place, part of Ovsištské Lúky (Ovsište Meadows) in Petržalka, is still Bratislava.

Roundup: Fairytale app that makes children read

An award-winning design by a Slovak architect and a trip to Zádielska dolina valley. Here’s your latest roundup.

A man wearing a face covering sits in an armchair on the snow-covered Main Street in Košice on January 13, 2021.

News digest: Minister adjusts vaccine expectations, mass testing decision still in the balance

Police investigate reported surveillance of journalist. Wolf will be protected all year long.

Mass testing for the coronavirus in the Nitra Synagogue.