The Križanke Summer Theatre is one of Ljubljana's principal architectural attractions. Between 1952 and 1956, the architect Jože Plečnik converted this former monastery of the Teutonic Order, originally built in the thirteenth century, into one of the city’s main cultural venues.

The outdoor Summer Theatre, with a capacity of 1,400, regularly hosts concerts of various types and is one of the main venues for the summer Ljubljana Festival.

© Darinka Mladenovič

The conversion of the Križanke complex was Plečnik’s last project. It also marked the completion of his extensive restyling of French Revolution Square (Trg francoske revolucije) and nearby Vegova Ulica. A monument to Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, designed by the sculptor Lojze Dolinar, was erected in the square next to Križanke in 1929.

Plečnik followed Renaissance principles in his approach to the Križanke complex. A row of windows in the monastery wall offered a view into the interior. Other solutions include an original paving design and numerous lights on the courtyard walls.

© Jože Maček, Domen Pal, Branko Čeak

The Križanke complex also includes an atrium of an original design, a small cultural venue in the Devil’s Courtyard and the notable baroque church dedicated to Our Lady, Help of Christians, built between 1714 and 1715 by Domenico Rossi, one of the leading Venetian architects of his day.

Trg francoske revolucije 1 1000 Ljubljana

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The Križanke Summer Theatre is one of Ljubljana's principal architectural attractions. Between 1952 and 1956, the architect Jože Plečnik converted this former monastery of the Teutonic Order, originally built in the thirteenth century, into one of the city’s main cultural venues.

The outdoor Summer Theatre, with a capacity of 1,400, regularly hosts concerts of various types and is one of the main venues for the summer Ljubljana Festival.

© Darinka Mladenovič

The conversion of the Križanke complex was Plečnik’s last project. It also marked the completion of his extensive restyling of French Revolution Square (Trg francoske revolucije) and nearby Vegova Ulica. A monument to Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, designed by the sculptor Lojze Dolinar, was erected in the square next to Križanke in 1929.

Plečnik followed Renaissance principles in his approach to the Križanke complex. A row of windows in the monastery wall offered a view into the interior. Other solutions include an original paving design and numerous lights on the courtyard walls.

© Jože Maček, Domen Pal, Branko Čeak

The Križanke complex also includes an atrium of an original design, a small cultural venue in the Devil’s Courtyard and the notable baroque church dedicated to Our Lady, Help of Christians, built between 1714 and 1715 by Domenico Rossi, one of the leading Venetian architects of his day.

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  • Igor Škerjanec, cello & Vladimir Mlinarić, piano

    Igor Škerjanec, cello & Vladimir Mlinarić, piano

    The cello and piano duo Igor Škerjanec and Vladimir Mlinarić appear in the Knights' Hall with a program consisting of works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Škerjanc and Brahms.

    Križanke Summer Theatre | Knight's Hall

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  • Vadim Kolodenko, piano

    Vadim Kolodenko, piano

    Born in Kiev in 1986, Vadym Kholodenko performed his first concerts in the United States, China, Hungary and Croatia at the age of thirteen.

    Križanke Summer Theatre

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  • Il Terzo Suono

    Il Terzo Suono

    This international Baroque ensemble consisting of four established musicians was founded in 2005. The ensemble performs regularly at major European festivals, raising the profile of Slovenia’s musical and cultural scene.

    Križanke Summer Theatre

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  • Bernardo Brizani, cello & Miha Haas, piano

    Bernardo Brizani, cello & Miha Haas, piano

    Bernardo Brizani and Miha Haas will perform works by Boccherini, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert and Paganini in the intimate atmosphere of the Knights' Hall.

    Križanke Summer Theatre | Knights' Hall

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