The Festival Hall is one of the most renowned inter-generational centres in Slovenia. Once known as the Baraga Seminary, the building from the late 1930’s designed by architect Jože Plečnik houses today the Academic College, the Mladinsko Theatre and the Pionirski dom educational & cultural institution, which manages the Festival Hall. This was created in the central space of the original building in 1956 to the plans of architect A. Bitenc.
A monumental staircase with massive pillars and decorative sculptures accentuate the entrance and adorn both the foyer and the large hall. Throughout the year, the Festival Hall hosts a number of local and international dance events and balls, concerts, fashion shows, wedding parties and other social functions. Through latest refurbishment has this venue become even more attractive as a special location for meetings and events.