Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between November 25 and December 4, including concerts, party, festivals, classical music, theatre, ballet premiere, Georgian national ballet, cinema, Christmas bazaar and more.

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Music & Dance
CONCERT: Folk evening; Starts: Nov 25, 20:00
CONCERT: Folk Blues Session; Starts: Nov 26, 18:30
PARTY: Internationals Bratislava Christmas Party; Starts: Dec 1, 21:30
Theatre & Classical Music
BALLET: Premiere of Giselle; Starts: Nov 25, 26, 19:00 (both days)
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The London Philharmonic Orchestra; Starts: Nov 25, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Piotr Rubik; Starts: Nov 26, 19:00
CONCERT: Lisa Simone; Starts: Dec 2, 19:00
BALLET: Georgian national ballet; Starts: Dec 4, 18:00
GASTRONOMY: Gourmet Fridays; Starts: Every November Friday from 18:00
THEATRE FESTIVAL: Festival Error 2016; Starts: The festival continues until Nov 26
FESTIVAL: Central European Festival of Italian Film; Starts: Nov 22 – 27
CINEMA: Short animation films; Starts: Nov 25, 20:15
MUSICAL: Titanic; Starts: Nov 25, 19:00. Nov 26, 14:00, 19:00
BAZAAR: Fashion bazaar; Starts: Nov 26, 10:00
MARKET: Christmas Bazaar; Starts: Nov 27, 10:00
FESTIVAL: One Day Jazz Festival; Starts: Nov 28, 18:00
SCREENING: Premiere of the film A Living Space; Starts: Nov 28, 19:00
FESTIVAL: Uprising, Winter Edition; Starts: Dec 3, 20:00
EXHIBITION: Lucia Nimcová & Sholto Dobie - Khroniky; Open: Wed – Sat 14.00 – 18.00 until Jan 14 2017
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
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
COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow; Starts:Nov 10, 20:00
BALLET: Swan Lake; Starts: Jan 12, 2017, 19:30
SHOW: Ceasar Millan; Starts: Mar 25, 2017, 19:30

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Music & Dance

CONCERT: Folk evening – A celebration of the Slovak name, Katarína, brings an evening full of Slovak folk singing and dancing. The performers are Štefan Pavelka - cimbal, Maroš Sopko-Zima – violin and vocals and their guests. Starts: Nov 25, 20:00; Film café, Vysoká 27. Admission: free. More info: (Reservations: +421904 147 402).

CONCERT: Folk Blues Session - The 16th year of the international festival of folk and blues music is performed by Boky Citom, JANA ŠTEFLÍČKOVÁ (ČR), the SLOVAK BLUES PROJECT, the MANCO GROUP (AFRO BLUES PROJECT) (SN,MR,MA) and the guest is SILVIA JOSIFOSKA. Starts: Nov 26, 18:30; DK Lúky, Vigľašská 1. Admission: from €8. More info:

PARTY: Internationals Bratislava Christmas Party - Visitors can see how the christmas holidays are spent in other countries and receive a Santa hat at the entrance and win prizes. Starts: Dec 1, 21:30; The Club Bratislava, Rybné Square 1. Admission: from €3. More info:

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Theatre & Classical Music

BALLET: Premiere of Giselle – The ballet by French composer Adolphe Charles Adam named Giselle belongs to the period of high romanticism and it is also one of the most played ballet performances in the world. Giselle is choreographed and directed by Rafael Avnikjan, music is rehearsed by Dušan Štefánek. Starts: Nov 25, 26, 19:00 (both days); SND Historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 20. Admission: from €10 to €20. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The London Philharmonic Orchestra - The concert is led by Juraj Valčuha. The violin soloist for the event is young american musicisan, Stefan Jackiw. The program includes oeuvres by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Dmitri Shostakovich. Starts: Nov 25, 19:00; Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: from €25. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Piotr Rubik - Concert by the famous Polish composer and conductor Piotr Rubik of his work Tu es Petrus with lyrics by writer Zbigniew Ksiažek, which was composed as a tribute to Pope John Paul II, who also came from Poland. Starts: Nov 26, 19:00; from €19. More info:

CONCERT: Lisa Simone - who served with the American airforce and is the daughter of famous singer Nina Simone, performs her concert based on the City Sounds of Bratislava. She released her album All Is Well in collaboration with French jazz musician Hervé Samb in 2014 and then in March 2016 the My World album. Starts: Dec 2, 19:00; Big Concert Hall, the Slovak Radio. Admission: from €30, More info:

BALLET: Georgian national ballet – The almost 70-year old ballet ensemble, Sukhisvili will come to Bratislava as part of their European tour. The first professional state dance ensemble in Georgia is also called the eighth world wonder. Starts: Dec 4, 18:00; Refinery Gallery , Vlčie hrdlo 1. Admission: from €20. More info:


GASTRONOMY: Gourmet Fridays - Special tasty dinners in autumn colours are still available during November at the Riverbank restaurant on the Danube embankment. Visitors can taste the traditional duck or goose, that is typical for this season but there are also other specialities from the chef's hands. Starts: Every November Friday from 18:00; Restaurant Riverbank, Dvořákovo nábrežie 6. Admission: €59 (wine included). More info:

THEATRE FESTIVAL: Festival Error 2016 – The international festival for homeless actors, Error is the only festival dedicated to theatre performances by homelesses or otherwise socially excluded or disadvantaged people. Starts: The festival continues until Nov 26, Pysztoryho Palace, Štefánikova 25. More info:

FESTIVAL: Central European Festival of Italian Film – Movie lovers can look forward to nine evening films, which present a diversity of Italian cinematography, which will be projected within the festival of Italian films named Mittel Cinema Fest. Starts: The festival continues until Nov 27; Kino Mladosť, Hviezdoslavovo Square 19. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info:

CINEMA: Short animation films – A screening of six short animation movies by six young Hungarian female artists on the occasion of the distribution of the Hungarian-Czech-Slovak short film Superbia as part of Project 100 - 2016. Starts: Nov 25, 20:15; Kino Lumiére, Špitálska 4. More info:

MUSICAL: Titanic - This event subheaded as a fated musical offers dance, song and theatrical performances as well as a powerful story. Starts: Nov 25, 19:00. Nov 26, 14:00, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: from €25. More info:

BAZAAR: Fashion bazaar – This is the first fashion bazaar in the space of the Satori Stage, which offers an opportunity to sell unnecessary things or to buy new clothes and supplement a wardrobe. Starts: Nov 26, 10:00; Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 2246/9. Admission: free. More info:

MARKET: Christmas Bazaar – The traditional international bazaar is aiming to raise money for charity in Slovakia and will be held in 33 countries this year. Starts: Nov 27, 10:00; Old Market Hall, Square SNP. Admission: €4. More info:

FESTIVAL: One Day Jazz Festival – The Autumn staging of the international jazz festival will be held in three Slovak cities, and it brings world-known names such as Grammy Award winner, guitarist Lee Ritenour and one of the most significant drummers of his generation, Greg Hutchinson. The program includes a project by three musicians named the Children of the Light. Starts: Nov 28, 18:00. Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: from €30. More info:

SCREENING: Premiere of the film A Living Space – Visitors can see the screeinng of a film by multitalented theatre director and artist Robert Wilson, which is named A Living Space. This document maps the process of an art creation in the Watermill Centre in New York, whose founder is Robert Wilson. Starts: Nov 28, 19:00; SND Historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 20. More info:

FESTIVAL: Uprising, Winter Edition - The seventh year of the reaggae festival Uprising brings various performers of this genre. The main star of the event will be French group and significant European reaggae representatives, Dub inc. The program includes the young British band The Skints and Kenyan singer Fyah Son Bantu and others. Starts: Dec 3, 20:00; Atelier Babylon, Kolárska 3. Admission: €20. More info:


EXHIBITION: Lucia Nimcová & Sholto Dobie - Khroniky - Slovak artist Lucia Nimcová together with Scottish artist Sholto Dobie have returned every year since 2014 to western Ukraine, to the Karpaty area, where a Ruthenian minority lives. Their audiovisual project named Khroniky chronicles the everyday life of inhabitants through songs, stories, music, performances and others. Open: Wed – Sat 14.00 – 18.00 until 14.1.2017; Krokus Gallery, May 1 Square 3. 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

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:

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: Jan 4, 20:00. Admission: €24-€44. More info:

BALLET: Swan Lake - the ballet choreographed by the world-famous St. Petersburg Festival Ballet will visit three European cities including Bratislava, where they will come for the first time. The big performance of the 70 member ballet company dances to the music of classical music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Starts: Jan 12, 2017, 19:30; Incheba - Expo Aréna, hall C. Admission: from 20. More info:

SHOW: Ceasar Millan - Kynolog and dog trainer Ceasar Millan will visit Bratislava within his European tour called the Ceasar Millan Live Tour 2017. He and his four-legged companions will visit 15 chosen cities in 10 countries. Starts: Mar 25, 2017, 19:30; Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €45. More info:

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