The art of theatre is vital part of historical heritage. Its place in our life remains inimitable. In terms of the history of Slovak theatre, the year 2020 will indeed prove unique. We celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Slovak National Theatre as well as the 190th anniversary of the première of the first amateur performance on the territory of present-day Slovakia.

These jubilee lends an opportunity to revisit the past, not merely its milestones, but also the names who stood behind evolution of Slovak professional and amateur theatre. Slovak Government adopted a proposal initially tabled by the Slovak Ministry of Culture to declare the year 2020 The Year of Slovak Theatre.

Remembering the past also lends an opportunity to learn something new about theatre. Let’s celebrate the anniversaries as they deserve it: in theatre!

The project was initiated by the Theatre Institute, Slovak National Theatre and the National Centre of Culture and Further Education .