Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between July 12 and July 21, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

The Rainbow Pride event takes place in Bratislava on July 20. The Rainbow Pride event takes place in Bratislava on July 20. (Source: FB Duhovy PRIDE Bratislava/Jakub Kováč)

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Top 10

THEATRE: Summer Shakespeare festival 2019; Starts: July 5-August 4
THEATRE: Bratislava Theatre Nights; Starts: July 10-August 24, 20:30
EVENT: French Day: Let's Celebrate a French Holiday Together!; Starts: July 12, 14:00 - 22:00
CONCERT: Dream Theater; Starts: July 16, 18:00
FOOD: Street Food Park; Starts: July 17-20, 12:00-22:00
FILM: Bohemian Rhapsody; Starts: July 19, 21:15
LGBT: Rainbow Pride; Starts: July 20, 13:00
PARTY: B-Complex/Changing Faces/Macaque/C:rcle; Starts: July 20, 21:00
CLASS: Slovak traditional folklore dance; Starts: July 20, 10:00
SPORT: Broomtislava; Starts: July 20-21

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

Summer Shakespeare festival 2019

Bratislava castle, Bratislava, July 5-August 4

This year’s festival will bring the premiere production of "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Dodo Gombar, and the Slovak premiere of the Prague production of "Evening of the Three Kings, or anything you want", under the direction of Jana Klíčová. "The comedy of mistakes" directed by Roman Polák, after last year's sold out shows, will be on the program this year as well and after a one year break, you can see the play "Othello" for the last time.

More information:

Bratislava Theatre Nights

Old Town Hall (courtyard), Main Square, Bratislava-Old Town, July 10-August 24

Theatre will take over Bratislava this summer. Don Quixote and One More Miracle are two plays to be premiered at the Old Town Hall of Bratislava. Both performances will be accompanied with English subtitles.

Admission: €12 (student/pensioner) and €15 (basic). Tickets can be purchased here.
More information on Facebook.

French Day: Let's Celebrate a French Holiday Together!

Main Square, Bratislava – Old Town, July 12, 14:00-22:00

Whether you love the French language or history of France, come join the celebrations of France in Bratislava. French Day will be held for the ninth time, not on July 14, which is a national holiday in France, but two days earlier. A French market, concerts, open day at the French Institute, and much more will be waiting for you.

Admission: free.
More information on here.
14:00 – 19:00 FRENCH MARKET, Main Square;
14:00 – 18:00 OPEN DOOR DAY at the French Institute;
16:30 – 17:00 OPENING and TALKS;
17:00 – 22:00 CONCERTS and SHOWS (Météo Mirage, Soralino Company, Jana Gavačová).

Dream Theater

AXA Aréna NTC, Príkopova St, Bratislava, 18:00

The American legend of progressive metal, Dream Theater, will stop in Bratislava within its ongoing Distance Over Time tour. British metal bands, Tesseract and Persona Grata, will join them on stage. The group broke through in 1992 when their second album Images and Words came to the Billboard 200 ranking.

Admission: €45-62. Tickets are available here.

Street Food Park

Old Market, SNP Square, Bratislava-Old Town, 12:00-22:00

Three days of eating food on the street is back in July. Come and taste yummy food of all sorts. All the glasses and dishes used by food sellers are compostable!

Admission: free.
More info on Facebook.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Open-air theatre, Knižkova dolina, Bratislava-Rača, 21:15-23:15

The legacy of Freddie Mercury, Queen's lead singer, has been revived thanks to the Bohemian Rhapsody film. The movie traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury in the film, won an Oscar earlier in 2019. Come enjoy the movie and sing Queen songs to Bratislava's neighbourhood of Rača in July.

Admission: free.

Rainbow Pride

Hviezdoslavovo Square, Bratislava-Old Town, 13:00

Rainbow Pride returns to Bratislava for its ninth edition, despite financial trouble caused by Slovakia's culture minister's decision. The event brings together all people who believe everyone is equal regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships are still not allowed in Slovakia. Several events take place over the week. We recommend Tutti Frutti (July 19), Rainbow Pride after-party (July 20) and Queer Beer (July 21) for English-language speakers. More information here.

Admission: free.
More information on Facebook.

B-Complex/Changing Faces/Macaque/C:rcle

Wakelake, 12 Cesta na Senec, Bratislava-Ružinov, 21:00

The Wakelake water sports centre will host its first DnB party ever. On the open-air stage by the lake, a number of Slovakia's best Drum & Bass artists will show off their skills.


Admission: €12. Tickets can be purchased here.
More information on Facebook.

Slovak traditional folklore dance

Dance studio Top Centrum, 4 Súkennická, Bratislava-Old Town, 10:00-12:00

Have you dreamed of being able to do traditional Slovak dance but never had the chance? The Saturday workshop provides a perfect opportunity for anyone - no dance skills required. Bring along your friends, have fun and get in shape.

Admission: €15 (includes the rental of a skirt and gift hair ribbon).
Sign-up form: here.


Mladá garda, 103 Račianska St, Bratislava – Nové Mesto

Everyone knows what quidditch is, but not many know Slovakia has its own team, just like other countries. In July, the quidditch tournament takes place in Bratislava, which will be attended by eight teams (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia). Players do not fly on brooms as Harry Potter did, but it is still magical and fun. Real-life quidditch combines dodgeball, handball and rugby. Turn up by the pitch and support your team.

Admission: free.

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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

Far Away But Strangely Familiar until September 8
#INKBOOK until September 8
Fata Morgana until September 8
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library
Artist´s (Heavy) Luggage

Far Away But Strangely Familiar - This exhibition brings together 23 of the leading artists from the Philippines. The Philippines is not a tropical paradise though it has beautiful beaches and exceptionally welcoming people. A country invaded in turn by Moros, Portuguese, Spanish, British, Americans and Japanese it only became independent in 1946. It suffers from overpopulation, corruption and poverty. These are not, of course, problems unique to the Philippines. More info:
#INKBOOK - Audiences frequently perceive Petra’s work on two levels – one is full of merry illustrations which we know from books and magazines, and the second is found in the world of Instagram. The visuality of her Instagram sketches directly react to moments of the experienced, similar to the photos of many users of this network. The format only enhances the impression of photography – Petra uses classic Polaroid dimensions, but she captures her shots manually using alcohol-based markers which add a peculiar edge. More info:
Fata Morgana - Ján Zoričák is one of the most significant glass artists in Slovakia and France. He is also one of those exceptional art personalities of Slovak origin who has gained international recognition. He works in the difficult sector of glass design, which requires artistic vision and ability as well as the capacity to master the demanding technological processes and creativity to discover unconventional methods of working with glass. More info:
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster - Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster is an interactive projection dedicated to the story of art history, prepared in cooperation with Prague colleagues (concept by Ondřej Horák, execution by Ondřej Fuczik, David Kakalík and INITI) and loosely based on their previous activities in the Czech Republic. The projection is designed for children interested in art history, as well as for lay and informed visitors who want to learn more. Telling the story of art, connected with a series of animated films devoted to the life and context of the work of a prominent Slovak, as well as world visual artists of the 20th century and the present, combines learning and entertainment. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace. More info:
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library - The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library is a project dedicated to Slovak writer, satirist, art and literary critic, book collector and translator, Kornel Földvári. Preparations started together with Peter Krištúfek, writer and director, who has searched for a method of preserving Földvári's large collection of books for a long time. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace. More info:
Artist´s (Heavy) Luggage - Arnold Peter Weisz-Kubínčan (1898 - 1944) was born into a Jewish family in the town of Usch, Prussia. From 1913 to 1917 he studied sculpture at the School of Arts and Crafts in Budapest. After the war he continued his studies in Berlin, most probably at a private academy. In the Berlin of the 1920s he could be close to the expressionistic tendencies which suited his artistic nature. Weisz-Kubínčan is a unique figure in terms of our modern painting and drawing but also due to his mysticism. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace until November 10. 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: Good Charlotte; Starts: Aug 13
CONCERT: Ms. Lauryn Hill; Starts: Aug 23/24
CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
CONCERT: Enrique Iglesias; Starts: Oct 31, 20:00
CONCERT: Diana Reeves; Starts: Nov 4, 19:00
CONCERT: Scorpions; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00

CONCERT: Good Charlotte - One of the most famous punk-rock bands - Good Charlotte - comes to Slovakia! Tickets will be sold on Friday, May 24, from EUR 34, exclusively through Lí Celebrity twins Benji and Joel Madden will perform with the band's original line-up consisting exclusively of the band's greatest career hits. Fans can enjoy top hits such as The River, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, The Anthem, I Don't Wanna Be in Love, Keep Your Hands of My Girl and more. Starts: August 13, Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo 54, Bratislava. Admission: €34. More info:
CONCERT: Ms. Lauryn Hill - This music icon returns to Bratislava after 14 years. Back in 2005, she played a gig with the legendary Fugees. At this year’s Uprising Festival in Bratislava, she will perform as a solo artist for the first time here. Although she had great success as a Fugees member, she decided to record a solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in the late nineties. The record became a highly-acclaimed masterpiece in the world of music. Starts: August 23/24, Uprising Festival, Zlaté piesky, Bratislava. Admission: €45-50. Tickets can be purchased here.
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:
CONCERT: Enrique Iglesias - Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias returns after more than 10 years to Slovakia with his tour All The Hits Live. He will sing older hits such as Bailamos and Rhythm Divine, but also newer ones like Duele El Corazón, Subeme La Radio, El Baño. Starts: Oct 31, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €89. More info:
Diana Reeves - American Diana Reeves is one of the greatest jazz vocalists in contemporary jazz music and talented scat singer. She played in Slovakia six years ago and returns to City Sounds Festival this November. Reeves has been awarded the Grammy several times for best jazz vocal performance by a female artist. Starts: Nov 4, 19:00, Istropolis - Big Hall. Admission: €29-€59. More info:
CONCERT: Scorpions – German rock band Scorpions returns to Slovakia after three years. They will play a selection of songs from their 50-year music career in their Crazy World Tour 2019. Visitors to the concert may look forward to hard rock but also famous rock ballads, songs like Rock You Like a Hurricane, Still Loving You, Send me an Angel and Wind of Change. Starts: Nov 20, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €49-€69. More info:

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