Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)

The Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre, Slovenia's largest cultural institution, was built between 1982 and 1983 to designs by the architect Edvard Ravnikar. Its numerous halls, connected by a large foyer on the upper floor and a smaller one on the lower floor, are used as venues for concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and conferences.  

Prešernova cesta 10 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 (0)1 241 72 99, +386 (0)1 241 71 00
Fax: +386 (0)1 24 1 73 22
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The Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre, Slovenia's largest cultural institution, was built between 1982 and 1983 to designs by the architect Edvard Ravnikar. Its numerous halls, connected by a large foyer on the upper floor and a smaller one on the lower floor, are used as venues for concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and conferences.  

Opening hours

The box office is open weekdays from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 20:00, Saturdays from 11:00 to 13:00, and during the hour prior to each performance

Location details

The Cankarjev dom was a subsequent addition to Ravnikar's original plans for the Trg republike square. In order to prevent the building from being too tall, most of the halls were built under the ground. The above-the-ground part consists of three wings, a taller one in the middle and two lower ones on the sides. The façade is covered in white stone and ornamented with decorative folds on the sides. The monument standing in front of the building, shaped in the form of a multi-layer metal cube depicting the face of Ivan Cankar, the greatest Slovenian writer, was sculpted by Slavko Tihec.

 

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