Stara elektrarna Ljubljana

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Stara elektrarna – Old Power Plant – Modern Scene

“Stara elektrarna” literally means, and is, an old power station. It is a technical monument and as such is protected. It was built approximately a hundred years ago and was active till after the second World War. In the eighties and nineties the building was discovered by artists and since then it’s attracted all sorts of performers.

The main hall has a spacious stage, which is located through a beautiful entrance hall and is preserved as a museum. Here you can see part of a big chimney, turbine and some measuring tools that were used in the power plant.

I usually go here a few times a year when they are hosting some – usually quite crazy – shows. It can vary from modern dance to theater and other kinds of scene performing. Sometimes they organize artistic or technical (that concerns scene performing: scenery, lights…) workshops, lectures, round-table discussions and similar things. Rarely, you can get into a nice party but if you happen to be invited to one, don’t say no.

Their biggest happening there is Festival “Mladi levi” at the end of August.

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Details about this spot



Slomškova ulica 18, Ljubljana

Telephone number


Opening Times

Depends on the show


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)