News 2016

21.12.2015 14:08 2016 ticket sales have begun! Make the most of this unique offer!

In the 96th theatre season The Slovak National Theatre is set to continue with the tradition of the thriving international festival. Unlike last season, this year the focus will be on opera and ballet arts. The second SND international music festival offers a wide range of top performances produced by the leading opera houses in ballets in Europe. In addition to domestic SND opera and ballet performances audiences in the period from 20 May to 3 June 2016 will get the chance to see the best of the European music and dance scenes.

Spectacular opera productions by the Prague National Theatre Opera such as Shostakovich’s Orange and The Anti-formalist Gallery and Leoš Janáček’s The House of the Dead come courtesy of the opera of the Brno National Theatre - The Epic of Gilgamesh / Dido and Aeneas, the Graz Opera (Tell Me on Sunday) and the Cologne Baroque ensemble (Harlequin restor'd!).

This year the SND Ballet will host globally renowned ballet companies such as legendary choreographer Antonio Gades’s entourage from Spain, featured at this year’s 2016 with their spectacular ballet productions.

Blood Wedding and Suite Flamenca. Hungarian - French ensemble Compagnie Pál Frenák bring their emotional Birdie dance drama to the SND stage. The Eifman Ballet and their most successful ballet and a firm favourite amongst Slovak audiences - Anna Karenina.

Despite the fact that the festival takes place at the beginning of summer 2016, the Slovak National Theatre is already offering discounts under the audience favourite IMPATIENT promo. As part of the promo, audiences receive the unique opportunity to enjoy a discount of 10% on the purchase price of tickets for the festival performances by guest ensembles. The discount can be applied from the 31st of March 2016.

In addition, anyone who purchases a ticket online as part of the IMPATIENT promo obtains access to the online Englishtown language school for free for one month from

Tickets for the festival with automatic 10% discounts can be bought online at or from our Box Offices. Should you prefer to reserve tickets, please call +421 2 204 72 289 or email