Entertainment in Bratislava
Tourists who want to participate on music performances are recommended to go to the Opera of to the Philharmonic's Reduta building.
The Opera in Bratislava is popular among international visitors, it is located in a Habsburg-era building right in the center of the city on Hviezdoslavovo Square. The performances are subtitled in Slovak or Germans, so for English-language speakers it is advisable to read the plot in advance. Performances usually start at 7 pm. You can find more information at the website www.snd.sk.
The Slovak National Philharmonic has an international reputation, consists the following ensembles: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra and other chamber orchestras. Most concerts are held at the Philharmonic's Reduta building, at the Hviezdoslavovo Square (behind Hotel Carlton). More information and on-line ticket reservation at the website www.filharm.sk .The Box Office is located in the Reduta building, it is open from Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 7 pm. Except on Wednesday, from 8 am to 2 pm. Telephone: +421 2 544 333 51, 544 333 52, Fax: +421 2 544 359 56.
There are over 20 cinemas and film clubs in Bratislava. Most of them are traditional medium size cinemas with one screen, but also new cinemas were opened in Bratislava shopping centres. Majority of the films are subtitled, so they are comestible for foreigners as well. List of Bratislava cinemas.
The most remarkable theatre is the Slovak National Theatre ( www.snd.sk), but you can choose smaller ones as well. List of Bratislava theatres.
If you want to feel the unique atmosphere, that commercial cinemas usually cannot offer, you should choose one of Bratislava film clubs . They show various kinds of, alternative, old fashioned, documentary and art students' made movies. List of film clubs (FK).
There is a large selection between restaurants in Bratislava, as you walk in the down town you will see the restaurants and cafes one after the other. List of international and specialised restaurants.
Most of the bars are in the centre, at Hviezdoslavovo Square and around the Korzo pedestrian zone in the streets of Venturska, Panska, Michalska and Sedlarska. On the side of the castle hill on Beblaveho street you can also find a few friendly bars clustered together. List of bars in the center, on Beblaveho street, out of centre.
Several pubs with traditional Central European beerhall ambience can be found around the centre. In this locals you can try the Slovak beers, such as Zlaty Bazant or Kelt. List of pubs.