Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 25 and February 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Gabriel Kuchta, Sme)

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

Top 10
EVENT: Beer tasting & Beer scene in Slovakia; Starts: Jan 25, 19:00
THEATRE: Beyond Sin/The Brothers Karamazov; Starts: Jan 25, 19:00
YOGA: Mana stay yoga festival; Starts: Jan 26, 10:30
PARTY: Balkan Bashavel; Starts: Jan 26, 21:00
EVENT: SWAP clothes; Starts: Jan 27, 13:00
CONCERT: You me at six; Starts: Jan 27, 20:00
FASHION PARTY: Good Life; Starts: Jan 31, 22:00
EVENT: Celtic Imbolc at Bratislava castle; Starts: Feb 1, 17:30
EVENT: Barista 2019; Starts: Feb 2, 9:00
MARKET: Trh-Piac-Markt; Starts: Feb 2, 9:00

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Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

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

TOP 10

Beer tasting & Beer scene in Slovakia

Kláštorný Pivovar, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Friday, January 25, 19:00

An enjoyable evening out for beer lovers or for those who would like to explore the tastes of Slovak beer.


1. Brewery tour and tasting in English to see the art of making craft beer at a monastic brewery

2. Introduction to beer judging

3.Do you want to know more about Beer scene in Slovakia?

4.Special guest Imrich Nogell, a certified Slovak beer judge, will introduce you to the beer scene in Slovakia

5.Little surprise given at the end of the tour

6. Pub quiz and prizes to be won

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All will be held in English.


Please note, minimum of 10 attendees required for this event. Admission: €15. For more information visit

Beyond Sin/The Brothers Karamazov

Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova, Bratislava-Old Town, Friday, January 25, 19:00

Captivating choreography set to the music of three music giants – Wagner, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov – an impressive set design and breathtaking dance performances. That is indeed the first staging of the oeuvre by the globally acclaimed Eifman Ballet from St Petersburg in Slovakia. The production Beyond Sin / The Brothers Karamazov is the dance equivalent of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece about destructive passions and the eternal struggle between God and the devil. In the spirit of the choreographic prodigy Boris Eifman, members of the audience have an opportunity to look forward to a moving, powerful piece that offers deep immersion into the soul and emotional upheavals of the characters.

Running time: 2 hours (1 interval). Admission: €10 - €25. More info:

Mana stay yoga festival

Ventúrska 10, Bratislava, Saturday, January 26, 10:30

It sounds like a cliché, but yoga is really for everyone. Some seek perfect positions, a flexible spine or a solid body. For another, it’s a quiet breath, calm mind and relaxing on a soft mat. When it's cold outside, we want to have the heat on inside. We decided to organize the winter version of our festival to warm our hearts. Admission: €15-€30. More info:

Balkan Bashavel

KC Dunaj~, Nedbalova 3, Bratislava, Saturday, January 26, 21:00

Hands up, Balkan Bashavel party is back! This time, they bring a special guest from abroad. Well-known DJ duo MALALATA invited Balkan beats icon, DJ and producer Shantel as their co-star. Also, Prague based DJ Le Petit Nicolas will join the stage. Be prepared for Balkan beats, gypsy madness, cumbia, reggae and other world music genres. Admission: €8. More info:

SWAP clothes

KC Dunaj~, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Sunday, January 27, 13:00

We have prepared another SWAP for you in KC Dunaj. We will swap clothes on Sunday, January 27, from 1 PM to 6 PM. Come, bring your beautiful clothes (which you do not wear and just take up room in your closet) and take away the pieces you like.

Maybe you cleaned up your wardrobe during the Christmas holidays and you've found pieces at home that would suit SWAP. If so, get them and you can find the right pieces that are missing in your wardrobe. Admission to SWAP is 5 EUR. More info:

You me at six

Majestic Music Club, Karpatská, Bratislava, Sunday, January 27, 20:00

You Me At Six is an English rock band from Weybridge, Surrey. They have released 6 albums; the second "Hold The Down" placed fifth in the UK Charts. During their career, they have been nominated for Kerrang Awards and have done concerts with Paramore, Parkway Drive and Fall Out Boy, and performed at festivals such as Reading, Slam Dunk Festival, Vans Warped tour, and the Czech Aerodrome. They come to Bratislava for the first time with the new album "VI". Admission: €20-€30.

Good life | Mazumis fashion show

Suché mýto 6, Bratislava, Thursday, January 31, 22:00

You can look forward to a traditional Good Life party, starting with a fashion show of Slovak fashion brand Mazumis. Style, fashion, great music and free entries for ladies till midnight. Admission: free. More info:

Celtic Imbolc at Bratislava castle

Bratislavský hrad, Bratislava, Friday, February 1, 17:30

Come see unusual night shows of the Kelti exhibition from Bratislava. During the "under darkness" tour we also get to look at the find of the antique building under the courtyard of the Bratislava Castle. Admission: €5. More info:

Barista 2019

Fach, Ventúrska 10, Bratislava, Saturday, February 2, 9:00

The most exciting coffee event of the year is here! Another year of the national barista championship and coffee festival awaits us in Bratislava. During Saturday and Sunday, February 2 - 3, the best Slovak baristas will compete for the Boston and Berlin World Championships in the categories Barista, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits and Brewers Cup. Admission: €10. More info:

Trh - Piac - Markt 2019

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP 25, Bratislava-Old Town, Saturday, February 2, 9:00

The traditional food market is here. Do not hesitate to come and buy some fresh food. Admission: free. 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: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy; Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00
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, as well as yoga exercises for stretching stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of body and mind. She also uses highly qualitative essential oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruit 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 at one of our sessions: Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In these classes we will perform exercises that 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:
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy - The Embassy of India in Bratislava is happy to announce the commencement of Yoga classes. The classes will be conducted by Ms. Jaiwanti, Yoga Teacher. The classes will cover Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. People interested in joining the Yoga Classes are requested to fill in the attached Registration Form. The Registration Form may then be sent to email: For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00, Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info:

Temporary exhibitions

Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Feb 17, 2019

Marek Ormandík; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until March 10. Closed on Mondays.
Vladimír Komárek: Touches of Silence; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until March 10. Closed on Mondays.
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until April 14. Closed on Mondays.
Franz Grabmayr: Paintings; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until March 10. Closed on Mondays

Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art – This exhibition will not present photography as a useful, fast recording medium, "a document of the period", or as an instrument of digital manipulation, but as a tool that is suitable for a wide range of use in contemporary art. In their response to the era of digital technology, artists use the photo medium much more freely but in a more sophisticated way. Appropriated documented reality is constructed, arranged, staged anew, but with the use of purely photographic methods and classical approaches. The collection will focus on events in the past 10 to 15 years, examples of artistic techniques and strategies within the wide spectrum of possibilities of this medium. It will also take into consideration a relatively new phenomenon - the impact of foreign training and long-term stays on the work of Slovak artists. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Feb 17, 2019. More info:

Marek Ormandík - Marek gets in his car or on his bicycle and transports himself to his studio. From Bratislava’s wider downtown to the outskirts of a nearby town where his atelier sits, on the edge of the forest, at the end of a road. This journey is a moment of initiation, a psychological method, a purgation by which Marek rids himself of existential concerns, clears his mind and begins a transformation from a mere mortal into an Artist (Marek Maker). The further he is from home, the more his superpowers seethe inside him. By entering his studio, the transformation is complete. His studio is a black box – in the cybernetic sense of the term. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Vladimír Komárek: Touches of Silence - Czech painter, graphic artist, illustrator and teacher, and a prominent figure of Czech visual art of the 20th century. The compelling nature of his paintings, prints and illustrations won not only interest by also the hearts of many people. The same applies to his storytelling, humour and humanity. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations - Martina Matlovičová was born on Christmas Eve in 1975 in Bratislava and studied at the Academy of Performing Arts. She has won the following awards: The Most Beautiful Books of Slovakia (2001), the Golden Apple at the BIB 2009 (Bratislava, Tracyho tiger a Drevený tato / Tracy’s Tiger and the Wooden Dad), the Golden Ribbon 2010 (Prague, A pak se to stalo / And Then It happened; Chrochtík a Kvikalka na cestě za blýskavým prasátkem / Chrochtík and Kvikalka on the Road to a Shiny Piglet). Her illustrations are exhibited at home and abroad. Vladimír Král was born in 1974 in Bratislava. From 1994 to 1999 he studied at the Animation Department of the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since then he has worked as an illustrator, stage designer, director of animated TV spots and most recently as a painter. He was involved in creating puppet theater stage designs and spatial solutions at BIBIANA, the International House of Art for Children in Bratislava in the following puppet theater productions: Betlehémske rozprávky (Fairy Tales of Bethlehem, 1998) and Veľký primáš Baro (The Great First Violin, Baro, 2002). Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Franz Grabmayr: Paintings - Franz Grabmayr, a key Post-Abstract painter and representative of the European art scene, resisted the influence of fashionable trends in order to pursue his own path. Nature became an inexhaustible source of inspiration for his work; he perceived abstractness in the context of nature. A book, entitled In the Shadow of Nature, most faithfully translates the character of his work and classifies it within the ambit of Abstract Expressionism. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1, English
SERVICE: Bratislava International Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Malý kostol, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
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 9:00 Hungarian, 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Malý kostol, 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: Steven Wilson: To the Bone Tour 2019; Starts: February 10, 20:00
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future; Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30

EVENT: Cirque du Soleil TORUK; Starts: February 28 – March 3
EVENT: Lord of the Dance; Starts: Mar 1, 20:00
CONCERT: Paul Kalkbrenner; Starts: Mar 7, 19:30

CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
CONCERT: Steven Wilson: To the Bone Tour 2019 - Steven Wilson, composer, musician, producer and leading personality of contemporary progressive rock, will perform for the first time in Slovakia. His successful show, To the Bone enriched by Porcupine Tree, will be presented on February 10, 2019 in the Bratislava refinery gallery. Steven Wilson has published more than fifty albums over his thirty-year career. The current, To the Bone, is his most successful record. After being released in August last year, he reached third place in the UK Album Chart, 2nd in Germany, and even in August 2017 his was among the 10 best-selling albums in Europe. To the great pleasure of intelligent progressive rock fans, Steven Wilson continues his successful worldwide tour To the Bone in 2019. Starts: February 10, 20:00, Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Bratislava. Admission: €39.5 - €50.5. More info:
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future – World hip-hop icons Nicki Minaj and Future have their first shared tour, NickiHndrxx. The show is great for those who love hip-hop and mainstream music. The award-winning musicians are well-known for their hits that reach top places in the music rankings. Together, they will bring an unforgettable show to the stage. Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava. Admission: €69-€109. More info:

EVENT: Cirque du Soleil TORUK - The Cirque du Soleil is bringing its critically acclaimed show "Toruk" to the Ondrej Nepela Winter stadium for a total of seven shows. "Toruk - The First Flight" is a masterpiece inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, and will be the seventh Cirque du Soleil production at the arena. EVENT: Cirque du Soleil TORUK; Starts: February 28 – March 3, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava. Admission: €59-€109. More info:
EVENT: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – the Famous Lord of the Dance returns to Slovakia to perform in front of our public. Their last visit in 2017 was rewarded with record audiences. A brand new dancing performance, great visual technology, sound, beautiful costumes, new music by composer Gerard Fahy and 40 talented young artists from around the world are the core of Dangerous Games. Starts: Mar 1, 20:00, Viedenská cesta 3-9, Incheba arena. Admission: €23-€78. More info:
CONCERT: Paul Kalkbrenner - Paul Kalkbrenner is ranked among the best electronic musicians in the world. The DJ from Berlin caught the attention of Slovakia in 2012 and after seven years he is returning to Bratislava with new work. The best electronic concert of the year 2019 will be played at the Refinery Gallery and you must be there! Starts: Mar 7, 19:30, Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Bratislava. Admission: €39. More info:

CONCERT: Alice Cooper - The biggest horror show in rock music comes to Slovakia! Legendary Alice Cooper will perform next year with an exclusive concert. King of the horror shows and the shock-rock godfather will come out with a new show Ol Black Eyes is Back, Tour 2019. Starts: Sep 15, 20:00, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava. Admission: €45-€666. More info:
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti – Italian pop-rock star Eros Ramazzotti has announced his world tour and also a new studio album. Slovaks can look forward to well-known songs such as Fuoco nel fuoco and Piu bella cosa, L’Aurora, Un‘ altra te, Dove c‘ é musica, Se bastasse una canzone. Starts: Oct 5, 2019, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €39-€79. More info:

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