Križanke Summer Theatre

Sheltered from rain by a movable canvas roof, the Križanke Summer Theatre is Ljubljana's most popular outdoor concert venue. Due to its central location and excellent acoustics, it hosts most prestigious musical events. 

Trg francoske revolucije 1 1000 Ljubljana

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Sheltered from rain by a movable canvas roof, the Križanke Summer Theatre is Ljubljana's most popular outdoor concert venue. Due to its central location and excellent acoustics, it hosts most prestigious musical events. 

Location details

The site of the Križanke Summer Theatre was originally occupied by a large monastery complex, the seat of the Order of Teutonic Knights, who settled in Ljubljana early in the second half of the 13th century. At the beginning of the 18th century, the original early Gothic Church of the Knights of the Cross (Križevniška cerkev) was replaced by a Baroque church designed by the Italian architect Domenico Rossi. The post-World War II authorities evicted monks and assigned the monastery complex to the event management company Ljubljanski festival and Ljubljana's Secondary School of Design and Photography.

The redesign of the monastery complex, inspired by the work of Renaissance architects, was entrusted to the then 80-year-old architect Jože Plečnik. The rebuilding took place from 1952 to 1956. A number of windows were built into the walls surrounding the complex to enable views from the outside. An exhibition space for the archaeological remains was built next to the church. The so called Infernal Yard (Peklensko dvorišče), located behind the church, was converted for use as a chamber event venue and decorated with an originally designed paving and interesting wall lamps. Plečnik's students Anton Bitenc and Viktor Molk built a summer theatre on the site of the former monastery garden, and Plečnik a restaurant in the complex's main yard.

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  • Brina, Ljubljana Gin Festival

    Brina, Ljubljana Gin Festival

    The Ljubljana Gin Festival, held in the picturesque ambient of the Križanke summer theatre, will feature gin distillers from Slovenia and abroad as well as cocktail makers and chefs who will be showcasing their uses of gin in a variety of creative ways.

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  • María Pagés:  An Ode to Time

    María Pagés: An Ode to Time

    Flamenco

    Seville-born María Pagés is internationally renowned for her personal aesthetic conception of the art of flamenco. A dancer who understands that art has no limits, she has conquered a place in her own right in the global dance panorama.

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  • New Acoustic

    New Acoustic

    Tomaž Domicelj & Zdenko Cotič - Coto

    Tomaž Domicelj, an icon of Slovenia’s singer- songwriter scene, returns to the Ljubljana Festival following a one-year break.

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  • Marcus Miller

    Marcus Miller

    Laid Black Tour 2019

    Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time. At the top of his game for over 30 years, he is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winner of the 2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement In Jazz (Holland), winner of the 2010 Victoire du Jazz...

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