Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between September 2 and 11, including classical music, concerts, party, markets, ride, trainings and more.

Days of ULUV (Folk Art Production Centre) Craftsmen, illustrative stock photo.Days of ULUV (Folk Art Production Centre) Craftsmen, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Gabriel Kuchta)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Rock evening with Chilean band; Starts: Sep 6, 20:00
PARTY: Balkan Worldmusic; Starts: Sep 10, 21:00
Theatre & Clasical Music
CONCERT:  - Ladies chamber orchestra; Starts: Sep 10, 17:30|
FESTIVAL/ CLASSICAL MUSIC: Convergence 2016; Sep 25 
FESTIVAL: Geocaching event; Starts: Sep 2 - 3
MARKET: Seasonal food and specialities; Sep 3 - Oct 1
FESTIVAL: Folklore event full of crafts; Starts: Sep 3 - 4
RIDE: Trip to the village of Jablonica; Starts: Sep 3
FESTIVAL: Festival of world music; Starts: Sep 9 - 10
EXHIBITION: Guild Artefacts in Slovakia; Open: Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00 until Jun 30 2017
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday; Starts: Sep 13 (or every other Tuesday), 17:50
TRAINING: Pilates in English on Mondays; Starts: Sep 5 (or every other Monday)
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Wednesdays; Starts: Every Wednesday
TRAINING: Belly Dance in English Mondays; Starts: Every Monday
Highlights of the year
STAND-UP COMEDY: Bill Bailey (Black Books) - Limboland; Starts: Sep 28, 20:00
CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
CONCERT: Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica Tour 2016; Starts: Nov 9, 20:00
CONCERT: José Carreras; Starts: December 8, 19:30
BALLET: Romeo and Julliet; Starts: Dec 18, 19:00

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Music & Dance

CONCERT: Rock evening with Chilean band - A space-rock, performed by the three-member-Chilean-band Föllakzoid, who have taken part in festivals such as Roskilde, All Tomorrow Parties and Primavera Sound. The group named The Jelly Belly will open in support. Starts: Sep 6, 20:00. Fuga, SNP Square 24. More info:

PARTY: Balkan Worldmusic - A concert by a crazy Czech group named Circus Problem brings to its listeners and viewers a mixture of balkan melodies. DJs for the evening are Le Petit Nicolas and Julah. Starts: Sep 10, 21:00. Dunaj˜, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info:

Theatre & Clasical Music

CONCERT:  Ladies chamber orchestra - The Ladies Ensemble is an attractive chamber orchestra, which proves that classical music is not as boring as one might think. It is full of life, joy and emotion. The concert will be held only in good weather. Starts: Sep 10, 17:30. Botanic Garden, Botanická 3. More info:

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FESTIVAL/ CLASSICAL MUSIC: Konvergencie/ Convergence 2016 - International festival of chamber music comes to Slovakia for the 17th time. Visitors can await classics, genre overlaps, but also film screenings or a children's concert. In addition to the great Slovak musicians it will be possible to see and listen to world-known artists such as Isabelle van Keulen, Ilya Gringolts or Daniel Rowland. Starts: the festival is underway until Sep 25; Various places. Admission: depends on the performance. More info:

FESTIVAL: Geocaching event - The big festival of geocaching named “GeoAwards 2016” is dedicated to cachers, adults and children, families, pairs or individuals and everyone who prefers an active lifestyle, nature, tourism and “something to find”. Visitors can await rich programme full of sports, exhibitions or children competitions. Starts: Sep 2 - 3. Areal of Divoká Voda/ Wild Water, Bratislava, Čunovo. More info:

MARKET: Seasonal food and specialities - Autumn season of quality food in the market place starts in September. It will be possible to buy seasonal produce grown by farmers and small producers around Bratislava as well as specialities from other countries. programme will be accompanied by a musical programme. Starts: Every Saturday from Sep 3 - Oct 1. Old Market Hall. Admission: free. More info:

FESTIVAL: Folklore event full of crafts - The 26th year of the festival of the Days of ULUV (Folk Art Production Centre) Craftsmen is part of the project Cultural Summer and it will be possible to see craftsmen and their works from all over Slovakia. Starts: Sep 3 - 4. he pedestrian zone of The Old Town. More info:

RIDE: Trip to the village of Jablonica - Visitors can join nostalgic rides by historical diesel train from Bratislava to Brezová pod Bradlom (Trenčín Region) with a stop at Jablonica, where there is a fair. Program includes a chance for visitors to watch the  participants of the cyclotourists meeting and join in with the games. Starts: Sep 3; Museum of Transport. Admission: €12. More info:

FESTIVAL: Festival of world music - Bratislava will be a place of intercultural dialogue and fun within the  framework of the first year of a two-day-festival named “World Music Festival Bratislava”. The performances will be held in the streets of the capital and will be mainly devoted to the music and dance of Slovakia but will also feature examples from foreign countries. Starts: Sep 9 - 10. Various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info:


EXHIBITION: Guild Artefacts in Slovakia - A selection of three hundred rare objects from the collections and funds of 18 memory institutes from all regions of Slovakia. The exhibition named “Z cehcovej truhlice/ From a Guild Chest” shows Renaissance seals and cups from the 16th to 18th centuries. In addition to various types of dishes, interesting is also a set of guild chests. Open: Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00 until Jun 30 2017, Bratislava Castle, 3rd floor. Admission: €7. More info:


TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday – Not a dance lesson, but rather a party which the organisers call the Zumba dance. Organised by Internationals Bratislava, a non-profit organisation that brings people together from all around the world living or visiting Bratislava, regardless of their cultural origin. Starts: Sep 13 (or every other Tuesday), 17:50; Grosslingova  48, (Primary School of M.R. Štefánik) – second gate on the left. Admission: one-time charge – €4.5. More info:  

TRAINING: Pilates in English on Mondays - Lesson is guided in English and spots are limited so it is necessary to make a reservation in advance via Bringing mats is not necessary. Showers, fruit, tea, water  are free. Starts: Sep 5 (or every other Monday). Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Admission: €6,5. Motre info:

TRAINING: Yoga in English on Wednesdays - Hatha Yoga sessions every Wednesday are at a beginner level. Reservations and own mats are not necessary. Fruit, water are free. Starts: Every Wednesday. itness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Admission: €6. Motre info:

TRAINING: Belly Dance in English Mondays -  A beginer&intermediate level of belly dancing, the oldest form of dance, according to many experts, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the middle east. Starts: Every Monday. Dom kultúry Nivy/ Culture House Nivy. Admission: €6,5. More info:

Highlights of the year

STAND-UP COMEDY: Bill Bailey (Black Books) - Limboland - The actor and stand-up comedian, important representative of the legendary sitcom Black Books, Bill Bailey will come to Bratislava after a tour in the UK, sold-out performances in Singapore and Hong Kong and a tour in Australia and New Zealand with his new live show Limboland. This time his stand-up comedy will include deep existential themes of modern man. Bill Bailey is described by critics as one of the best and most outstanding comedians today. The performance is held in English language. Starts: Sep 28, 20:00, Department House Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1, Admission: €29 - €49. More info:

CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu - French chanson singer, an elegant lady who celebrates her 70 anniversary this year, Mireille Mathieu will perform together with her orchestra and she will presents her best songs such as Mon credo, Qu`elle est belle či Mon bel amour d`été. Starts: Oct 14, 20:00. Incheba Incheba Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission: €39 - €199. More info:

CONCERT: Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica Tour 2016 - Jean-Michel Jarre will return to the road after six years with the show titled Electronica. First he will play chosen European summer festivals and then he will visit large halls from October. Jean-Michel Jarre holds a number of records listed in the Guinness Book of Records including, for example, his performance for 3.5 million fans in Moscow. Starts: Nov 9, 20:00,Winter Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €49. More info:

CONCERT: A Life in Music Tour – Legendary tenor José Carreras stops also in Slovakia during his final world tour. Starts  : December 8, 19:30. Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €139-€99. More info:

BALLET: Romeo and Julliet - A romantic story composed by Sergey Prokofiev, inspired by the famous theatre play by Williama Shakespeare will be performed by the world renowned Royal Russian Ballet. The topic of forbidden love has been performed many times as a drama or the ballet, but a musical concept by Prokofiev belongs to the highlights of the ballet creation. This time it is accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Starts: Dec 18, 19:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská street 3-7. Admission: from €23. More info:

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