Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between October 14 and 23, including festivals, concerts, performance of Mireille Mathieu, fashion show, workshop, exhibitions and more.

Vivienne Westwood and her newest collection #MANSS17Vivienne Westwood and her newest collection #MANSS17 (Source: Katarína Laznibatová)

Music & Dance
PARTY: (Un) Sustainable party; Starts: Oct 14, 18:30
CONCERT: Rock in the Museum - American rock group; Starts: Oct 21, 19:00
JAZZ MUSIC: Bratislava Jazz Days; Starts: Oct 21 - 23
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Bratislava Mozart Festival 2016; Starts: Oct 16, 19:00
THEATRE: Adaption of the famous novel by Gustave Flaubert; Starts: Oct 23, 19:00
FESTIVAL: Performances of contemporary dance; Starts: The festival has already begun
FASHION SHOW: Vivienne Westwood in Bratislava; Starts: Oct 20, 20:00
WORKSHOP: Intensive caligraphy workshop; Starts: Oct 22, 10:00
EXHIBITION: Art during a controversal Slovak period; Exhibition opening: Oct 21 until February 2
EXHIBITION: Hole in clothing by a costume artist; Open: until Oct 14
EXHIBITION: Mária Balážová: Female Geometry ; Open: Mon - Sat 13:00 - 18:00 until Oct 9
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday; Starts: Every other Tuesday, 17:50
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Wednesdays; Starts: Every Wednesday, 20:15 
TRAINING: Pilates in English on Mondays; Starts: Every other Monday, 20:10
TRAINING: Belly Dance in English Mondays; Starts: Every Monday, 18:00
Highlights of the year
CONCERT: Jean-Michel Jarre; Starts: Nov 9, 20:00,Winter Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9
COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow in Bratislava; Starts: Nov 10, 20:00
FIGURE-SKATING SHOW: Kings on Ice – Plushenko, Joubert, Sabovčík; Starts: Nov 29, 19:00
CONCERT: José Carreras and his final world tour; Starts: December 8, 19:30
BALLET: Romeo and Julliet by Royal Russian Ballet; Starts: Dec 18, 19:00

Music & Dance

PARTY: The festival Jeden svet/ One World brings an event called  (NE)udržateľná párty/ (Un) Sustainable party, where its visitors may enjoy music, theatre, exhibitions and cuisine and it is suitable for everyone who wants to look around and keep this party for other generations. Starts: Oct 14, 18:30; Atelier Babylon. More info:

CONCERT: Rock in the Museum - American rock group - The Roomsounds was created in Connecticut, but its members moved to Dallas, Texas last year. The group is inspired by the 60s and 70s  and also by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Faces. Starts: Oct 21, 19:00; Linzbothova 16. More info:

JAZZ MUSIC: Bratislava Jazz Days - This is the 42nd year of this traditional event which includes international jazz music and headliners such as Tiempo Libre, Nik West, Caro Emerald, GoGo Penguin, Enrico Rava, John Cleary and Vitouš & Stivín. Starts: Oct 21 - 23; Incheba Expo Arena. More info:

Theatre & Classical Music

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:

FESTIVAL: Bratislava Mozart Festival 2016 - Mozart's oeuvres will be played in Bratislava within the framework of the Bratislava Mozart Festival 2016, which will be performed  on historical music instruments. Visitors can enjoy various concerts until Oct 28. Starts: Oct 16, 19:00; Various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info:

THEATRE: Adaption of the famous novel by Gustave Flaubert - Emma, a young and beautiful woman who received a good education in a convent marries Charles, a countryside medical doctor. But their marriage is not a happy one. This is the beginning of the famous story by Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary. Starts: Oct 23, 19:00; The new building of SND, Pribinova 17. More info:


FESTIVAL: Performances of contemporary dance - The jubilee 20th year of the international festival Bratislava v pohybe/ Bratislava in Movement presents works by ensembles and artists involved in contemporary dance from all around the world. Starts: The festival has already begun; City Theatre of Pavol Orsagh Hviezdoslav in Bratislava, Laurinská 19 and A4, Karpatská 2. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info:

FASHION SHOW: Vivienne Westwood in Bratislava - The event Fashion LIVE! in cooperation with the fashion house Alizé brings for the first time to the Slovak fashion show the iconic brand of the world-known fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and her newest collection #MANSS17. Starts: Oct 20, 20:00; Old Market Hall, Square SNP. More info:

WORKSHOP: Intensive caligraphy workshop - This kind of workshop is dedicated to the practical mastering of calligraphy using a flat pen. Visitor will learn how to create words and signs. Starts: Oct 22, 10:00; Foajé. Štefánikova 16. More info:


EXHIBITION: Art during a controversal Slovak period - Sen × skutočnosť - Umenie & propaganda 1939 – 1945/ Dream vs. Reality - Art & Propaganda 1939 – 1945 is the name of new exhibition which is focused on the lifetime of the Slovak State, which was one of the most controversal periods of our modern history. Exhibition opening: Oct 21 until February 2; Esterházy Palace, Ľudovíta Štúra Square 4. Admission: free. More info:

EXHIBITION: Hole in clothing by a costume artist - An exhibition of three series of photographs by the Slovak scenographer and costume designer for the theater, TICHO a spol. - Jakub Branický, presents a different view of the large number of holes that people can see everywhere, every day. Open: until Oct 14; TICHO a spol., Školská 14. More info:

EXHIBITION: Mária Balážová : Female Geometry - Feminist theories underwent the idea of abstraction as a predominantly male sphere of overwhelming criticism and new artistic forms have also been verified by the hegemonic legitimacy of her language - painting. Mária Balážová in her visual program for this show openly committed to feminist issues and expanding the discourse to a new position. Open: Mon - Sat 13:00 - 18:00 until Oct 9; Gallery Z, Ventúrska 9. 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: 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: Yoga in English on Wednesdays - Hatha Yoga sessions every Wednesday, beginner's level. Reservations and own mats are not necessary. Fruit and water are free. Starts: Every Wednesday, 20:15. Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Admission: €6. 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: Every other Monday, 20:10. Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Admission: €6,5. 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, 18:00. Dom kultúry Nivy/ Culture House Nivy. Admission: €6,5. More info:

Highlights of the year

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:

COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow – the Popular US comedian (Police Academy, Space Balls, Gremlins) will perform in Bratislava, bringing his show full of sound imitations, music, storytelling, and even a special version of the final battle scene from Star Wars. The show takes place in English, without interpretation. Starts: Nov 10, 20:00. Admission: €24-€44. More info:

FIGURE-SKATING SHOW: Kings on Ice – Russian figure skater and Olympic winner Evgeni Plushenko returns with his show also featuring skaters such as Brian Joubert and Slovak Jozef Sabovčík. Starts: Nov 29, 19:00. Ice Stadium Ondreja Nepelu, Odbojárov 9. Admission: €15-€59. 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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