Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets BratislavaChristmas Markets Bratislava (Source: Jozef Jakubčo)

These tips are prepared in cooperation with Eventland. Download ​the​ app and see what is going on around you wherever you are (Android, iOS).

Top 10

MARKET: Christmas markets Bratislava; Starts: Nov 24, 17:00
FILM FESTIVAL: Mittel Cinema Fest 2017: festival of Italian film; Starts: Nov 24 – Nov 28
CONCERT: Concert of film music; Starts: Nov 25, 19:00
CONCERT: Helloween; Starts: Nov 26, 19:00
CONCERT: Large Gospel Concert, Starts: Nov 26, 19:00
PARTY: Internationals Christmas Party; Starts: Nov 30, 22:00
MARKET: Flea Market; Starts: Dec 2
OPERA: Il Signor Bruschino; Starts: Dec 2, 19:00
FESTIVAL: Uprising Winter Edition (reggae, hip-hop); Starts: Dec 2, 20:00
JAZZ FESTIVAL: Gypsy Jazz Festival; Starts: Dec 2, 19:00

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it is advisable to obtain tickets early)

Top 10

Christmas markets Bratislava

Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, Friday, November 24, 17:00

Traditional Christmas Markets are the perfect place to meet and visit, eat, drink and perhaps make a small purchase. It´s the best place to enjoy pre-Christmas moments. This year, market-goers can expect about 100 booths with good food and drinks of all kinds.

Take a look at the rich program of events that take place in the centre of Bratislava and the city districts during the Christmas markets. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the city with good punch and boiling wine, accompanied by art, singing, carols, warm words and music, dramatic scenes or dance. The Christmas markets will remain open throughout Advent. More info:

SkryťRemove ad

MittelCinemaFest 2017: festival of Italian film

Kino Lumière, Špitálska, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Friday – Tuesday, November 24 - 28

The Central European Festival of Italian Film, MittelCinemaFest, will present eight films this year by renowned directors and an emerging generation of filmmakers who provide their insight into contemporary Italy with humour and irony while also paying attention to the serious processing of social themes. The collection also brings together attractive actor castings, such as Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefano Accorsi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Jasmine Trinca, Barbora Bobulová and others. Admission: €4.5 for a movie. More info:

Concert of film music

Divadlo Aréna, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava-Petržalka, Saturday, November 25, 19:00

The Arena Theatre presents a unique concert by Prague's Film Orchestra, which will play the most famous pieces from legendary films.
Klaus Badelt - The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Hummie Man - Robin Hood: Men In Tights
Laurie Johnson - The Proffesionals
Marco Beltrami - Hellboy
Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
John Williams - Star Wars: Main Titles / Rebel Blockade
John Williams - Star Wars - The Imperial March
Admission: €22. For more information and tickets visit


Aegon arena, Príkopova 6, Bratislava, Sunday, November 26, 19:00

The music group with old members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen have prepared a three hour long show for the 30th anniversary of the most significant albums in melodic heavy metal. Performing: Michael Kiske – singing, Michael Weikath – guitar, backing singing, Kai Hansen – guitar, backing singing, Markus Grosskopf – bass guitar, backing singing, Andi Deris – singing, Sascha Gerstner – guitar, backing singing, Dani Löble – drums. Admission: €33-€38. More info:


Klariská, Bratislava, Sunday, November 26, 19:00

Concert attendees can expect virtuoso performances by musicians as well as great singing performances by a unique 55-member choir and by Anka Repkova and Daniel Thomas. So come and join us this evening. This concert is the first and only concert of its kind that will take place in here Slovakia. Admission: €9. More info:

Internationals Christmas party

The Club Bratislava, Rybné námestie, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Thursday, November 30, 22:00

Experience the best Internationals Christmas Party in Bratislava. Come and see how Christmas is celebrated in other cultures and meet new people. Celebrate Christmas early at The Club Bratislava on Thursday 30.11. Entry: 18+ More info:

Flea market in December

Drieňová 16, Bratislava, Saturday, December 2

Are you missing a major trendy piece from your wardrobe? Would you like to pick out some handcrafted Christmas gifts before everyone else? Home made natural cosmetics, jewellery, and much more are waiting for you. More info:

Il Signor Bruschino

Slovenské národné divadlo, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Saturday, December 2, 19:00

Il Signor Bruschino is a classic masterpiece centred on a tangled comic plot with a typical opera narrative. Signor´s son is not his real son but merely a man in love with Miss Sophia. Meanwhile, Signor´s real son is freezing in the pub at Filibert's due to unpaid bills. And that's just a small preview of the paradoxes in this opera. Admission: €6- €18. More info:

Uprising Winter Edition

Atelier Babylon, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, December 2, 20:00

Winter Uprising returns for the eighth time! The winter edition of the popular festival will bring a unique, friendly fight between reggae and hip-hop to the stage. One of the stars featured is legendary Swedish band, Looptroop Rockers. Sara Lugo, the young, enchanting diva of the European reggae scene, will also be participating. Admission: €17 - €20. More info:

Gypsy Jazz Festival 2017

Divadlo Aréna, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava-Petržalka, December 2, 19:00

This is the sixth year of the Gypsy Jazz Festival, organized by the leading Slovak saxophonist Milo Suchomel. Come and listen to the wild music of great Slovak and Czech musicians. Admission: €19. More info:

Do you want to know more? Download Eventland's app and see what is going on around you wherever you are (Android, iOS).


TRAINING: Pilates in English three days a week; Starts: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 20:20 and Wednesday morning 7:15
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
TRAINING: Pilates in English three days a week– The class of Mindfulness Pilates held in English is suitable for everyone. The class is limited to 10 persons, so reservation is needed in advance: Starts: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 20:20 and Wednesday morning 7:15; Internationals Bratislava, Square SNP 22. Admission: €8,5 (one-time charge). 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:

Temporary exhibitions

Bazovský, The Photographer; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 17 until April 15, 2018
ADAM FRIEDRICH OESER; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Dec 17
Edward Quinn: My friend Picasso, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 3 until Jan 18.
Francesca Martí: Transformation, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until March 11.
Ľsti Plsti; Open: Mon – Fri 14:00 – 18:00 from Oct 26 until Jan 26, 2018
Vlnenie; Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 from Oct 27 until Feb 14, 2018
I feel weird again; Open: Wed – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jan 13, 2018

Month of photography, Starts: Oct 31, various venues across Bratislava

Bazovský, The Photographer - The fine art of Miloš Alexander Bazovský (1899 – 1968) as one of the founders of modern Slovak painting has been introduced in many exhibitions and publications. As a photographic visual artist, he was the first to succeed as a modern artist and modern photographer at the same time. Bazovský was interested in not only traditional rural topics – in this area, he was somehow rougher and more of a documentary counterpart to Karol Plicka, he also focused on a variety of manifestations of modern life-styles: sport, tourism, travelling. He often portrayed his friends, perhaps mostly the artist with a tragic destiny — Arnold Peter Weisz-Kubínčan. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 17 until April 15, 2018, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. More info:
Adam Friedrich Oeser - In February 2017, three hundred years passed since the birth of Adam Friedrich Oeser, a painter, engraver, sculptor and art teacher. On this occasion, the Bratislava City Gallery mounted an exhibition mapping the life and work of the native of Pressburg who became a reputable figure of cultural and artistic life in Dresden, Weimar and Leipzig. His life and work are interesting for scholars in the area of not only art history but also literature, pedagogy and book culture. He has been perceived primarily as a spiritual driving force of early classicism, a friend and a teacher of the giants such as Johann Joachim Winckelmann and Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Dec 17. Palffyho Palác, Panská 19. More info:
Edward Quinn: My friend Picasso - Quinn began to take photos of famous movie stars and celebrities at the French Riviera. He worked for Paris Match and numerous other magazines and agencies. Meeting Picasso in 1951 was a crucial event which influenced his photography. He won the artist’s trust and their close cooperation continued until 1972. Picasso allowed him to take photos of various activities: Picasso while painting, Picasso the sculptor, Picasso in the pottery workshop in Madoura. Quinn’s camera was even privy to the artist’s private life. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 3 until Jan 18. Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info:
Francesca Martí: Transformation - “Transformation” is the title of the retrospective exhibition of the Spanish multimedia artist Francesca Martí. This exhibition will offer a wide approach to one of the most innovative European art productions, both in the sphere of traditional languages as well as in the domain of new technologies. The artist’s work goes beyond the limits of painting and sculpture to explore the languages of photography and video art as dynamic mediums. Her deep and engaged reflection about human emotions, ideals, cultural backgrounds or common universal challenges takes form in thematic series of artworks such as The Fly, Movements & Soul, Tears, Screen, Crystal, The Wall, Scream, Planet of Fusions, Cities in the Crooked Line & Migrants. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until March 11, 2018. Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info:
Ľsti Plsti – Exhibition presenting current creations from felt. Five young artists prove that felting wool, one of the oldest textile techniques, still has a place in current design. Hats, scarves, accessories and other objects offer inspiration to renew your closet or home decor. Open: Mon – Fri 14:00 – 18:00 from Oct 26 until Jan 26, 2018, Dizajn štúdio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. More info:
Vlnenie – Wool is presented as a “main character” in the exhibition and a unique material for both practical and aesthetical use. From interior design to accessories, visitors can see the various techniques of wool processing. Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 from Oct 27 until Feb 14, 2018, Gallery ÚĽUV, Obchodná 64. More info:
I feel weird again – Artists working with photography use lenses to reflect past events, mythology and a century-long artistic tradition. The exhibition shows parallels to the fin de siècle which was an answer to technological changes and the criticism of materialism and liberal democracy. Exhibitors: Radek Brousil, Ján Pfeiffer, Michaela Knížová, Maroš Rovňák, Tereza Zelenková. Open: Wed – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jan 13, 2018, Námestie 1. Mája 3. More info:

Month of Photography – The 27th year of the biggest photo festival in Slovakia brings exhibitions by foreign as well as prominent Slovak photographers. More than 30 exhibitions will be accompanied by events including a portfolio review, and photography workshops led by world renowned authors. Starts: Oct 31, various venues across Bratislava. Admission: festival pass – €13. More info:

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1, English
SERVICE: God’s Service Church (Božie služby); Starts: Sundays 9:30, Mondays 17:00, Malý kostol, Panenská street, English
SERVICE: Brotherhood Church (Cirkev bratská); Starts: Sundays 10:00, Cukrová 4, English
MASS: The Church of Saint Ladislav; Starts: Sundays 11:00, Špitálska, English
MASS: Church of St. John of Matha; Starts: Sundays 9:00 Latin
MASS: St. Martin’s Cathedral; Starts: Sundays 7:45 German, 9:00 Latin
MASS: Church of the Merciful Brothers; Starts: Sundays 11:30 Italian
SERVICE: Small Evangelical Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
SERVICE: Citylight Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Námestie 1.mája 1
SERVICE: Bratislava International Fellowship, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Trnavské mýto 1, (Istropolis)
SERVICE: International Baptist Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Súľovská 2
JEWISH SERVICE: Synagogue on Heydukova Street; Starts: Friday evening (before twilight), Saturday morning (usually at 9:00), and during feasts, Hebrew

Highlights of the year

DANCE CONTEST: United Movement 2017; Starts: Dec 3, 12:15
BALLET: Swan Lake; Starts: Dec 4, 19:00
CONCERT: Piaf! The Show; Starts: Dec 5, 19:00
CONCERT: Kraak & Smaak; Starts: Dec 10, 19:00
BALLET: The Nutcracker, Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00
CONCERT: Piotr Rubik; Starts: Jan 13, 19:00

DANCE CONTEST: United Movement 2017 – During six hours of dancing performances, you will get the chance to see Bboying, Otec Mirec Chicago footwork, Senna/Jamahl collab and Paradox. Starts: Dec 3, 12:15; Academia Universum, Mlynské nivy 34, 821 09, Bratislava. Admission: €3 - €20. More info:
BALLET: Swan Lake – the Royal Moscow Ballet comes to Bratislava after its American tour with Swan Lake, one of the most famous and frequently performed ballet shows ever. This performance has taken the stage since 1877. Bratislava can expect a story of romance and betrayal in a brilliant ballet performance by a classical Russian ballet school. Starts: Dec 4, 19:00, Incheba Expo Aréna - hall C, Viedenská cesta 3-7, Bratislava. Admission: €19 - €75- More info:
CONCERT: Piaf! The show – The most popular chanson songs of Piaf poetically expressing her attitude, feelings and thoughts will sound within the show. The main character of the majestic show is the talented Anne Carrere. Starts: Dec 5, 19:00, AEGON aréna, Príkopova 6. Admission: €19-€79. More info:
CONCERT: Kraak & Smaak – Dutch producer trio returns to Slovakia for seventh time. Kraak & Smaak connects the club sound of audio recording with live band and vocals. Their album Plastic People was so successful that they immediately jumped to the stages of the Coachella, Glastonbury and Sziget festivals. Today, the band has five albums, including many remixes of records by Moby, Aretha Franklin, the Chromatics and Royksopp. Starts: Dec 10, 19:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €15 - €25. More info:
BALLET: The Nutcracker – Cirque De Monte Carlo and Edvin Marton present Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in a new form – an acrobatic ballet performance. Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00, Ageon Arena, (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Admission: €29.9-€49.9. More info:
CONCERT: Piotr Rubik – A Polish composer of symphonic popular music for orchestra, film and theatre. Piotr Rubik and author Zbigniew Książek in songs that they call psalms, ask about the meaning of faith that may lead to terrorist attacks and hope for life after death which is the greatest good and the only rescue from mad world. Starts: Jan 13, 19:00, Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava. Admission: €19. More info:

Top stories

Teenagers skateboard in Sásová, Banská Bystrica, on June 7, 2021.

Instead of Prague, American ended up in central Slovakia. He has no regrets

In his debut book, ‘Moon over Sasova’, Christopher Shaffer writes about his teaching stint in Banská Bystrica in the first months of independent Slovakia.

9 h
The Great Pyramid of Giza.

Are there hidden chambers in the Pyramids? Slovaks could help find them

Scientists are studying ancient monuments using a method based on gravity.

8. aug
A helicopter was necessary to put out an extensive forest fire near the village of Malá Lodine in the Košice-okolie Distrcit.

Dissatisfaction over ban on entering Košice forests

Dry forests mean higher risk of fire.

8. aug
SkryťClose ad