Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 2 and March 11, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
MUSICAL: Mamma Mia! Starts: Mar 2, 19:00
EVENT: Karaoke Night; Starts: Mar 2, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Symphonic concert of Slovak Radio with special guests; Starts: Mar 2, 19:00
MIME: Milan Sladek – Jubilee; Starts: Mar 2 and Mar 3, 19:00
EVENT: March Exchange; Starts: March 3, 8:00
CONCERT: Bratislava Film Notes; Starts: Mar 3 – 4
LECTURE: Sunday rest: Bazovský, The Photographer; Starts: Mar 4, 16:00
FILM: You were never really here; Starts: Mar 4, 20:00
RUN: ČSOB Winter Series; Starts: Mar 10, 9:00
OPERA LIVE: Semiramide; Starts: Mar 10, 18:55

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

Mamma Mia!

Divadlo Nová Scéna, Živnostenská 1, Bratislava, Friday, March 2, 19:00

The worldwide phenomenon Mamma Mia! includes all the immortal hits of ABBA connected with a touching and funny story. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of summer love, sun and sea on a Greek island. Admission: €25 - €30. More info:

Karaoke Night

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova, Bratislava, Friday, March 2, 19:00

The Seventh Karaoke Night. Is that normal? Prepare for a great competition and of course, as always, there will be a great atmosphere. Admission: €2.
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Symphonic concert of Slovak Radio with special guests

Mýtna 1, Bratislava, Friday, March 2, 19:00

Soloist Svetlin Rusev and maestro Konstantin Ilievski
Celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria - 140 years since the liberation of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU 2018.
This festive concert comes under the auspices of J.E. Ms Yordanki Čobanová, Extraordinary Ambassador to Slovakia.
Svetlin Rusev plays a Stradivarius, which was made in 1710. He is the first violinist of the French Radio Orchestra and artistic director of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2016 he has been the first violinist of the prestigious Orchestra in Switzerland. He is a good-will ambassador for UNICEF.
Admission is free and entrance is possible until the capacity of the concert hall is reached. For more information visit

Milan Sladek – Jubilee

Divadlo Malá scéna STU, Dostojevského rad 7, Bratislava, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 19:00

One of the most famous Slovak theatrical artists, Milan Sladek, is celebrating his birthday at the Divadlo Malá scéna STU. He showed a strong interest in theatre during his studies, being a member of the student theatre at Comenius University, where he presented his first Solo mime scenes. After 50 years he is returning to his first professional stage, the Divadlo Malá scena, where you can enjoy his exclusive mime program The Gift – Andy & Basquiat. Admission: €25. More info (only in Slovak):

March Exchange # 32

Drieňová 16, Bratislava, Saturday, March 3, 8:00 – 14:00

Come on to the 32nd exchange at Drieňová 16. We offer not only clothes but also antiques, handmade products, plates, books, paintings and rediscovered treasures from the pond, a refreshment zone, a relaxation zone, creative workshops, face painting for children and a pleasant atmosphere. We are also ideal for foreign lovers of flea markets. Admission is free. More info:

Bratislava Film Notes

Koncertná sieň Slovenského rozhlasu, Mýtna, Staré Mesto, Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 4

Bratislava Film Notes is a festival that connects film professionals with the world of composers. The festival brings to our capital several film music composers, who have created music for golden film classics along with composers who have worked on contemporary films. The greatest star of the festival is Eugen Doga, the Moldavian composer and author of the score for the world-renowned film, “Queen of the Gypsies” (Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven) who also created the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. His waltz for the film “Moj laskovij i nežnyj zvjer” (The Shooting party / A Hunting Accident) is said to be the most beautiful waltz of the 20th century. Eugen Doga is considered to be the “Morricone of the East”. Admission: €24.

Sunday Rest: Bazovský, The Photographer

Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy Palace, Sunday, March 4, 16:00

Miloš Alexander Bazovský used the same modern approach in his paintings and in his photographs. He often captured visually interesting contemporary motifs with a close-to-documentary style. The talk will introduce Bazovský’s artwork in the context of the modern Slovak lifestyle of the 1930s and 1940s.

Sunday Rest presents interesting and relaxed lectures for English speakers related to the exhibitions currently on display at the Esterházy Palace. The lectures, delivered by SNG experts, are oriented to an entire exhibition or a theme running through selected works of art. More info:

You Were Never Really Here

Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Sunday, March 4, 20:00

You Were Never Really Here, directed by Lynne Ramsay, GB, 95 min., English with Czech subtitles. A contract killer uncovers a conspiracy while trying to save a kidnapped teen from a life of prostitution. Admission: €3. For more information visit

ČSOB Winter Series - Eurovea

Nevädzová 6, 821 01 Ružinov, Saturday, March 10, 9:00

The last set of winter runs before the 13th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon will take place again at the favourite location around the Danube. At the end of all three runs, separate summaries will be generated, where the times of the racers who have started all three runs will be evaluated. Those who take part in all three runs will receive a beautiful winter medal at Eurovea. More info:

Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD)

Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava, Saturday, March 10, 18:55

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. Admission: €15. More info:

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TRAINING: Pilates in English; Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays; Starts: Every Thursday, 18:30
TRAINING: Pilates in English– The class is in English, suitable for men and women, beginners and advanced, Slovaks and foreigners. The venue is equipped with Pilates requisites, a shower and a kitchen. (you do not need to bring a mat). Andrea’s classes are a mix of Pilates exercises for a strong core and and flexible body, and also Yoga exercises for stretching the stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of Body and Mind. She also uses highly qualitative etheric oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruits are included in the price. Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30; Open Mind centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge). More info:
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via This is a beginners & intermediate class and you do not need any pre-knowledge. We will practice Dynamic Flow yoga. Take a look on one of our sessions: Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In this classes we are going to perform exercises that will make us stronger, more flexible, obtain balance and have fun while doing it. Starts: Thursday 18:30; Open Mind Centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge) or €59 for a 10 session ticket you can use within 12 weeks. 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
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018
Francesca Martí: Transformation, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until March 11.
Robert Vano: Memories; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until March 11
Tomáš Rafa: The Paradox of Tolerance; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until April 15

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:
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path - The exhibition commemorates the work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 – 1942), the most significant representative of the architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. The exhibition introduces the visitor to the ideas and expressive concepts of Weinwurm's work and indirectly asks the question which direction did Slovak architecture take after the tragic historical events and social changes of the Second World War? Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. 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:
Robert Vano: Memories - Robert Vano’s photographic memories are just like his personality - exceptional. They were premiered at the end of last year in Prague on the occasion of the launch of the book entitled MEMORIES. This exhibition featured the first presentation of the colorful side of his photographic work, which is quite unusual for his style. Its intent was to bring something new to the general public and attract attention to the shots taken with the Polaroid camera that he liked to use in the 1970s and the 1980s. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Jan 20 until Mar 11. Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info:

Tomáš Rafa: The Paradox of Tolerance – The Paradox of Tolerance touches on the themes of nationalism, right-wing extremism and coexistence with minorities, and responds to the contemporary reality of Slovakia and Central Europe. Tomáš Rafa is an artist who focusses on current affairs. His artistic tools are a camera and photographic equipment. In situations where crowds of people are gathering in some particular place, Rafa with his technical requisites boards a train, determined to be present. He lives in constant movement: recording, collecting, archiving and he also organises and publishes on the web. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until April 15, 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: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Mar 25, 19:00
CIRCUS: Anima Allegra; Starts: Apr 18, 19:00
CONCERT: Bratislava Spring Jazz Days; Starts: Apr 28, 19:00
CONCERT: James Blunt; Starts: May 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band – The Preßburger Klezmer Band will present their new album Baladen after seven previous successful albums and more than 20 years of experience. The band has been focused mainly on klezmer dance music however, their last few albums have shown that that they are also inspired by Latina and jazz and music from the Balkans. Starts: Mar 25, 19:00, Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava. Admission: €10. More info:
CIRCUS: Anima Allegra - Artists from the well-known circus Cirque du Soleil and from the legendary clown theatre Licedei of Saint Petersburg present a unique show without words. The two-hour performance is filled with a synthesis of pantomime and clown art and the artists will perform their best pieces set to the author’s music. Visitors will have the unrepeatable opportunity to experience the aesthetics of old and new circus. Starts: Apr 18, 19:00, Hant Arena, Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. Admission: €15 - €25. More info:
CONCERT: Bratislava Spring Jazz Days – The event takes place every year with the aim to present the most significant future stars of jazz and similar genres. The programme for this year consists of Estonian pop-jazz singer and composer Kadri Voorand and American stars Omar Hakim and Rachel Z OZ Experience together with the fantastic Israeli singer Ester Rada. Starts: Apr 28, 19:00, Ateliér Babylon, Kolárska 3, Bratislava. More info:
CONCERT: James Blunt – One of the most successful current pop singers will visit Bratislava with his The Afterlove Tour. On his new album The Afterlove he cooperated with stars like Ed Sheeran (he wrote the song Love Me Better), singer Ryan Tedder from One Republic and American composer and producer Teddy Geiger. Blunt’s most famous songs are You're Beautiful, Wisemen, Goodbye My Lover, Carry You Home and 1973. Starts: May 10, 19:00, NTC Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: €35-€55. 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:
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars – The rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will perform at the end of the summer in Bratislava. Performances of the band are considered to be among the best in the world. The band is popular because of their energetic live shows and their courageous mix of genres. Music critics compare them to Pink Floyd, The Cure and U2. Besides many music awards, they also have the record for the longest concert tour – 309 concerts over two years. Starts: August 31, 20:00, Winter arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. More info:

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