We would like to inform you that there are new dates and location for the play Birds of a Kind.
We kindly ask all ticket holders, who bought tickets for the premiere on 2nd September, to change tickets for the new premiere date, which is 12th October at 7.00 pm in Križevniška Church.
All ticket holders for 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th September can change their ticket for the following new dates: 13. 10., 14. 10. 31. 10., 14. 11., 22. 11. and 27. 11. All show replays will also be held in Križevniška Church at 7.00 pm.
The number of available tickets for every date is limited, so we advise you to exchange your ticket as soon as possible at Križanke Box Office or via e-mail ljubljanafestival@mojekarte.si (you have to present your ticket).

We would like to inform all ticket holders for the musical Lolita, which was scheduled for 24th August, that the show is moved to 30th November at 7.30 pm in Cankar’s Hall (Cankarjev dom).
The musical Lolita, which was scheduled for 25th August, is moved to 1st December at 7.30 pm in Cankar’s Hall (Cankarjev dom).
All ticket holders need to exchange tickets, which you can do at Križanke Box Office.
If the new dates do not suit you, please turn to Križanke Box Office for further information as well.

The use of a protective face mask or other form of protection for the mouth and nose area (scarf, bandana or similar form of protection covering the nose and mouth) and the disinfection of hands are compulsory in enclosed public spaces.

History

The festival through history

The roots of the Ljubljana summer festival stretch back to 1952, when the Tourist Society of Ljubljana organised the first Tourist Week, followed by the first Ljubljana Festival in 1953. Since then, the festival has showcased a number of cultural, economic, folklore, tourism and sports events. Ljubljana continued to host Summer Festivals from 1953 on, animating stages in the capital with performances by domestic and foreign musicians, actors, dancers and visual artists, including Dubravka Tomšič, Marjana Lipovšek, Katia Ricciarelli, Grace Bumbry, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, José Carreras, Slide Hampton, Yuri Bashmet, Misha Maiski, Shlomo Mintz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Riccardo Muti, Gidon Kremer, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Askenazi, Julian Rachlin, Angela Gheorghiu, Maceo Parker, Celia Cruz, Gilberto Gil, Wynton Marsalis, Alexander Vedernikov, Marcelo Alvarez, Bernarda Fink and Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, Vadim Repin, Zubin Mehta, Sir Andrew Davis, Midori, Ennio Morricone and Manhattan Transfer, among the great array of celebrated featured festival artists. We have also hosted some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, including the superb New York and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from London, the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg and several opera houses like the famous Academic Bolshoi Theatre and the iconic La Scala from Milan. Through the years we have seen the Festival evolve, grow and come to play an important, influential role in the cultural life of the country. In the past few years alone, the Summer Festival has staged between 70 and 80 events of different genres, attracting some 80,000 domestic and foreign visitors. This illustrates just how successful and important the festival has become and encourages us, the organisers, to continue producing festivals of the very highest quality in the years to come.