Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 29 and January 7, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

New Year's Eve in BratislavaNew Year's Eve in Bratislava (Source: Gabriel Kuchta, SME)

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Top 10
PARTY: Rock 'n' Roll Night; Starts: Dec 29, 21:00
RUN: New Year's Eve Run; Starts: Dec 31, 10:00
CONCERT: New Year's Eve Concert; Starts: Dec 31, 16:00
PARTY: New Year’s Eve in KC Dunaj; Starts: Dec 31, 20:00
PARTY: Dungeon New Year’s Eve; Starts: Dec 31, 18:00
PARTY: All Inclusive New Year’s Eve; Starts: Dec 31, 21:00
PARTY: New Year’s Eve with The Club; Starts: Dec 31, 21:00
CONCERT: New Year Concert Under the Pyramid; Starts: Jan 1, 13:00
PARTY: Re:fresh Night; Starts: Jan 2, 22:00
CONCERT: Funny Fellow Parade; Starts: Jan 6, 19:00

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

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

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Top 10

Rock'n'Roll Night

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, December 29, 21:00

Oiled party at full throttle! Lighten up with rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and rock hits and let yourself get into the atmosphere of the 50's and 60's. Stay with us for a varied selection of subtle quality with the DJ trio The Ugly Selectors. Admission: €5. More info:

New Year's Eve Run

Economic University, Dolnozemská cesta 1/b, Bratislava, December 31, 10:00

Running event for everyone who can't imagine even exercising on the last day of the year. The route leads through all accessible Bratislava bridges and along the Danube riverbanks. The route is almost 11 kilometres long and the starting point is the Economic University in Bratislava. Registration fee: €8, €10. More info:

New Year's Eve Concert

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava, Sunday, December 31, 16:00

New Year's Eve concerts have a long tradition at the SND. In the cultural environment of Bratislava, they open New Year's celebrations. This season we are preparing a concert featuring homegrown and guest soloists together with the SND Opera Orchestra on 31 December. The New Year's Eve Concert will include famous pieces from world opera productions. Admission: €20 - €50. For more information visit

New Year’s Eve v KC Dunaj

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Sunday, December 31, 20:00

Experience a legendary New Year's Eve at the KC Dunaj Club! You can look forward to the French band Attentat Fanfare and the world music sets of DJ's Matthew and Julaha. At midnight enjoy New Year's Eve with champagne on the luxurious terrace with a great view of the fireworks. Celebrate with us the arrival of the New Year with good music, food, drink and friendly company. Admission: €29. For more information visit

Dungeon New Year’s Eve

Dungeon Pub, Štefánikova, Bratislava, December 31, 18:00

The crazy, happy, unique and at times unfortunate year of 2017 is slowly coming to an end, and we at Dungeon are bidding it farewell! The farewell party takes place in a big style: A warm up at the beginning with the ⭐️ JUST DANCE ⭐️ dance game from PS4 MOVE. Don't miss the New Year's Eve raffle! In the evening you will be accompanied by the star selector Star⭐️Lord. Admission: €5. For more information visit

All Inclusive New Year’s Eve

La Bomba Club, Prievozská, Bratislava, December 31, 21:00

It's December and we are counting down! New Year's Eve in Bratislava will follow the rhythm of an energizing dance this year. A wonderful New Year's Eve party with an unimaginable atmosphere awaits you. Let's enjoy the end of the year so you won't want the new one to start! Admission: €40 - €50. More info:

New Year’s Eve with The Club

The Club Bratislava, Rybné námestie, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, December 31, 21:00

Come with us to say goodbye to the old year. A great evening awaits you. You certainly won't forget it until next year. Admission: €15. More info:

New Year Concert Below The Pyramid

Slovenský rozhlas, Mýtna, Bratislava, January 1, 13:00

The New year's concert below the pyramid will again take place in 2018, this time on the theme of "The Heyday of Slovak Popular and Dance Music". Musical production from the 1930s and 40s. Admission: €21, €24. More info:

Re:fresh Night

RE:FRESH music club & restaurant, Ventúrska, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, January 2, 22:00

Take an opportunity to sit, play football or dance at Re:fresh early in the week. Have great fun at a regular party. You only need to bring your good mood to the party. Admission is free. More info:

Three Kings Concert - Funny Fellows Parade

Dostojevského rad 7, Bratislava, January 6, 19:00

Humorous musical soiree of the 1920s and 30s.. Swing and musical gags, sketches, virtuoso playing on contemporary musical instruments. The Funny Fellows Parade will take you to their concert. More info:

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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 on Mondays; Starts: Every Monday, 18:00
TRAINING: Pilates in English three days a week – Mindfulness Pilates class held in English is suitable for everyone. The class is limited to 10 people, 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: €8.50 (one-time charge). More info:
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday – Not a dance lesson, but instead a party the organisers call a Zumba dance. Organised by Internationals Bratislava, a non-profit organisation bringing 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 level. Reservations and your 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: €7.50 (one-time charge). More info:

TRAINING: Belly Dance in English on Mondays - Beginner & intermediate level of belly dancing, the oldest form of dance according to many experts, having roots in all ancient cultures from the East Asia to India to the Middle East. Starts: Every Monday, 18:00. EtnoDance, Súťažná 18. Admission: €6.50 (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 until April 15, 2018
Tribute to Rudolf Krivoš; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Jan 8
Edward Quinn: My friend Picasso, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 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
Štefan Papčo: Psycho-vertical; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 25, 2018
Szilárd Cseke: Fall by the Roadside; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 4, 2018

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 not only interested in 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 an 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:
Tribute to Rudolf Krivoš - Rudolf Krivoš, born on 16th November 1933 in Tisovec, is the only living member and a co-founder of the Mikuláš Galanda Group. The work and the 1957 manifesto of the Group played a crucial role in the struggle for modern art in Czechoslovakia. The Group members held group exhibitions between 1957 and 1968, with the first public display taking place in Žilina and the last one in Berlin. They were friends who met during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Not having a joint artistic programme, they were bound together by a negative attitude to the official doctrine of socialist realism. But above all, they were charismatic personalities with individual style searching for their own way. Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Jan 8. 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 that 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 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 and common universal challenges takes form in a 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 the “main character” in the exhibition and a unique material for both practical and aesthetical usage. 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:

Štefan Papčo: Psycho-vertical - Psycho-vertical is a climbing route in the High Tatra Mountains, situated close to the border between Slovakia and Poland. With a topography of large free vertical loose boulder blocks, it is one of the hardest routes to ascend. The Tatra Mountains also function as Papčo's exhibition space. Indeed, he climbs and places sculptures on the mountains’ platforms, exposing them to today’s ever-changing climate. The carved wooden figures live through and record the extreme weather conditions. Papčo’s attitude is programmatically opposite to any “extraction”, engaging directly with mountain matter and reflecting on what it means to read the Earth as bodily matter. This exhibition pays tribute to the legendary Ganek Gallery – a fictional institution created by Július Koller in 1982 on an inaccessible plateau in the Tatras. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 25, 2018, Námestie SNP 12. More info:
Szilárd Cseke: Fall by the Roadside – The site specific installation is a big kinetic model, a work of art asking contemporary questions. Cseke put up the installation as a critical model for discussion and intervention. The goal was to create a complex system, a space filled with an eventful life. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 4, 2018, Námestie SNP 12. 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

CONCERT: Piotr Rubik; Starts: Jan 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Sir András Schiff; Starts: Jan 31, 19:30
SHOW: Shaolin Monks; Starts: Feb 25, 19:00
OPERA: Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD); Starts: Mar 10, 18:55
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00

CONCERT: Piotr Rubik – A Polish composer of a symphonic popular music for orchestra, film and theatre. In songs that they call psalms, Piotr Rubik and creator Zbigniew Książek ask about the meaning of a faith that could lead to terrorist attacks and hope for life after death, which is the greatest good and the only rescue from a mad world. Starts: Jan 13, 19:00, Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava. Admission: €19. More info:
CONCERT: Sir András Schiff –Sir Andás Schiff and Schaghajegh Nosrati will play piano concerts by Mozart and Bach. Starts: Jan 31, 19:30, Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie, Námestie Eugena Suchoňa 1, Bratislava. Admission: €35 - €45. More info:
SHOW: Shaolin Monks – A group of Shaolin monks perform breathtaking exercises under the lead of the 75-year-old master of the monastery. Spectators have a chance to get to know the secret world of Chinese philosophy and mythology and see fantastic performances in a two-hour show, such as crushing cobble stones against the body, pushing a heavy load with a javelin and throwing a needle through glass. Starts: Feb 25, 19:00, HANT ARÉNA BRATISLAVA (ŠH Pasienky), Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. Admission: €12 - €20. More info:
OPERA: Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD) – Rossini’s opera returns to the Metropolitan Opera after 25 years, under the baton of Maurizio Benini. Angela Meade debuts as Semiramide, Elizabeth DeShong performs as the commander of the Assyrian army, Javier Camarena as the Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as Prince Assur and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. Starts: Mar 10, 18:55, Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava. Admission: €15. More info:
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz – The Raise Vibration Tour of 2018 is connected with the release of new songs in the spring 2018, Lenny Kravitz announced. He is considered one of the great contemporary rock musicians. Kravitz is both a composer and producer, balancing between soul, rock and funk, influenced by the music of the 60’s and 70’s. He has been awarded four Grammy awards. He has also won several awards in the category of “The Best Rock Singer.” Starts: June 5, 20:00, NTC Bratislava, Príkopova 6. Admission: €79 - €459. More info:

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