Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between February 3 and 12, including party, concerts, swing evening, screening, recitation, vegan dinner, exhibitions and more.

Convergence brings musicians from all over the world to Bratislava. Convergence brings musicians from all over the world to Bratislava. (Source: Julián Veverica)

Music & Dance
PARTY: Indie music; Starts: Feb 3, 21:00
DANCE: Burlesque; Starts: Feb 8 (every Wednesday) or Feb 9 (every Thursday) 20:30 – 21:30
SWING EVENING: Swing Valentine; Starts: Feb 11, 19:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Valentine’s Day Concert; Starts: Feb 12, 16:00
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Convergence; Starts: Feb 12, 18:00
RECITATION: Poetry Slam; Starts: Feb 3, 18:00
GASTRONOMY: Vegan Dinner; Starts: Feb 5, 18:00
SCREENING: Anthropoid; Starts: Feb 6, 17:45
COURSE: The spine and yoga; Starts: Feb 7 – Mar 28 (every Tuesday at 7:15)
FAIR: Interbeauty/ Wedding Fair/ Child and Family; Starts: Feb 10 – 11, Fri 10:00 – 19:00 and Sat 10:00 – 18:00
EXHIBITION: Archive of 110 selected press photos; Exhibition opens: Feb 2, 17:00; Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Feb 28
GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest; Starts: Feb 5, 16:00
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday; Starts: Every other Tuesday, 17:50
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Starts: Every Tuesday, 7:15 and Thursday 18:45
TRAINING: Belly Dance in English Mondays; Starts: Every Monday, 18:00
Highlights of the year
SHOW: Ceasar Millan; Starts: Mar 25, 2017, 19:30
COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow; Starts: Apr 1, 20:00
SHOW: Cirque du Soleil; Starts: Apr 27 – 30
CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae; Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30

Music & Dance

PARTY: Indie music – The Indietronica event includes an invite to the party of two resident DJs Diablo & Krto with music from the 80s, but also other genres such as indie, glamour and electropop and a four-member indierock group Talkshow, that will showcase songs from their upcoming album. Starts: Feb 3, 21:00; KC Dunaj˜, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info:

DANCE: Burlesque – This is an introductory course to the art of burlesque, a dance that fully supports feminity. Includes 10 lessons and also the Ladies' Shake Off and Ladies' Night events. Starts: Feb 8 (every Wednesday) or Feb 9 (every Thursday) 20:30 – 21:30; Apollo Klub, Súkennícka 4. Admission: €100. More info:

SWING EVENING: Swing Valentine – The program of the event includes a live performance by the swing orchestra, Fats Jazz Band playing original music of the 20s and 40s on vintage musical instruments, free vintage photo corner with professional photographer and dance workshop. Dresscode not required, but styles from the 20s, 30s or 40s are welcomed. Starts: Feb 11, 19:00; V-klub, Square SNP 12. Admission: from €8. More info:

Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Valentine’s Day Concert – A performance by the Slovak Chamber Orchestra led by Ewald Danel with Miriam Rodriguez-Brüllová playing guitar, will be dedicated to the day for people in love. The program includes oeuvres by musicians such as Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolo Paganini and Ľubica Malachovská Čekovská. Starts: Feb 12, 16:00; Small Hall of Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €8. More info:

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Convergence - The International festival of chamber music named Konvergencie/ Convergence presents the world famous string ensemble, the Jerusalem Quartet, who will perform oeuvres by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók including his set of six quartets. Starts: Feb 12, 18:00; Big Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €10. More info:


RECITATION: Poetry Slam – This is another event of the English Poetry Slam in Bratislava, which is organised by a student of the LEAF Academy and the creator of Fountain Poetry, Florian Niederseer. This literary competition in which poets compete against each other, is named "The Inkwell Poetry Slam" this time round. Starts: Feb 3, 18:00; Kalab, Zámocká 5. More info:

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GASTRONOMY: Vegan Dinner – This event is suitable for everyone who would like to try various vegan dishes, which don't include meat, eggs, dairy products, honey or other animal substances. Every visitor should bring their own dish, which will be offered to the others, as well as a plate and cutlery. Starts: Feb 5, 18:00; Satori stage, Mickiewiczova 9. Admission: free. More info:

SCREENING: Anthropoid - This film is based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, which was an important episode in Slovak and Czech history. Anthropoid, directed by Sean Ellis in 2016 is going to be screened in its original version in English with Slovak subtitles. Starts: Feb 6, 17:45; Kino Lumière, Špitálska 4. Admission: €4.50. More info:

COURSE: The spine and yoga – This eight-week long yoga course is dedicated to those who have problems with their spine or feel pain there. It also offers knowledge about the anatomy of the spine, correct body posture and practical yoga positions. The course will be led by yoga instructor and physical therapist Andrea Minster. Starts: Feb 7 – Mar 28 (every Tuesday at 7:15); Darshana Yoga Studio - DYS, Štetinova 1. Admission: €80. More info:

FAIR: Interbeauty/ Wedding Fair/ Child and Family – The 32nd year of Interbeauty brings an overview of the beautification products and services available on the Slovak market. At the same time two other events are being held – the 12th year of the Svadobný veľtrh / Wedding Fair and the 5th year of the fair with a wide variety of services and products for child and family. Starts: Feb 10 – 11, Fri 10:00 – 19:00 and Sat 10:00 – 18:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3-7. Admission: €6. More info:


EXHIBITION: Archive of 110 selected press photos - Krzysztof Gierałtowski is a Polish photographer who has dedicated more than 30 years to taking portraits of personalities from Polish culture, science, politics and intelligence. His oeuvres can be seen in the exhibition named the Ring, which includes 110 selected archival black and white press photos of chosen people. Exhibition opens: Feb 2, 17:00; Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Feb 28; The Polish Institute, Square SNP 27. Admission: free. More info:

GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest - The exhibition Dream × Reality | Art & Propaganda 1939 – 1945, maps various visual aspects of the Slovak State, which is one of the most controversial chapters of modern Slovak history. Lecturer Miroslava Urbanová will present the paradoxes of artistic operations at the time, the issue of propaganda, and other topics of the exhibition through various types of art media. Starts: Feb 5, 16:00; Esterházy Palace – 2nd floor, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. Admission: free. 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, 19:30; Centrum Radosť, Lýcejná 4. Admission: €6 (one-time charge). More info:

TRAINING: Yoga in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Hatha Yoga sessions every Wednesday, beginner's level. Reservations and own mats are not necessary. Fruit and water are free. Starts: Every Tuesday, 7:15 and Thursday 18:45; Internationals Bratislava, Square SNP 22. Admission: €7,5 (one-time charge). More 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.EtnoDance, Súťažná 18. Admission: €6,5 (one-time charge). More info:

Highlights of the year

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:

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: Apr 1, 20:00. Admission: €24-€44. More info:

SHOW: Cirque du Soleil – The well-known international artistic group, Cirque du Soleil, comes again to Slovakia and for the first time they present their seven performances of the story named Varekai. It begins with a scene about a lonely man who flies down from the sky to wander around the border of reality and absurdity in a world, where miracles happen. Starts: Apr 27 – 30; Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €39. More info:

CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae - British violin virtuoso Vanessa-Mae comes back to Bratislava after ten years and her performance will be accompanied by 40 Czech musicians from the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Prague including vocalists. Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €29,90. More info:

CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli – One of the greatest artists of Opera, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, has recorded 15 studio albums and three Greatest hits albums over his more than 25-year-long career. The holder of the Golden Globe in the category of song for The Prayer in the animated film The Magic Sword, who last year released his most recent album named Cinema, comes to Bratislava. Starts: Nov 19, 19:30; Winter Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €99. More info:

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