Slowacki Theatre

Krakow, Poland

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30-001 Pl. Sw. Ducha 1
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Phone Number
+48 12 4244525
Regarded today as an architectural masterpiece, the Theatre Slovak came under fierce criticism when construction began due to the demolition of the medieval Church of the Holy spirit to do the place - an act which provoked the anger of the local culture bigwigs like Jan Matejko. Although completed in 1893, during the height of the PL of the Art Nouveau movement, Jan Zawiejski modeled his design for the Opera theatre of Paris and other classic European Baroque structures, resulting in richly elaborate facade is decorated with allegorical figures. The entrance hall and marble staircase are supreme examples of fin-de-siecle thinking, and the stage curtain designed by Henryk Siemiradzki has beautiful paintings depicting the drama, the comedy, the music and the dance. Poland's first cinema show was also held here in 1896.

Open for productions only, in general, the theater is closed to visitors, except in July, English tours are conducted every hour on the hour.-sun 11:00 - 14:00, all you need to do is show up and pay 20zl, the tour lasts about an hour. Outside of the summer, guided tours can be arranged by phone (150zl for up to 50 people).

If you go to a show and ready to splurge, you can book a VIP lounge with extra services for 500zl (four people maximum, Fri and Sat performances only). Box office opening hours are erratic, so check their web site.

Juliusz Slowacki Theatre in Krakow, Poland, (Polish: Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego w Krakowie), erected in 1893, was modeled after some of the best European Baroque theatres such as the Paris Opera designed by Charles Garnier, and named after Polish poet Juliusz Slowacki in 1909.


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