Słowacki Theater

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Teatr im. Juliusz Słowacki in Krakow has been active continuously since 1893 and is one of the most important Polish stages.   

At the turn of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, the Słowacki Theater in Krakow served as a national stage.

Słowacki Theater

Its edifice, designed by Jan Zawiejski and modeled on the Garnier opera in Paris and the Vienna opera, is today among the most valuable monuments of European architecture.

The theater was managed by outstanding people directors, among others Tadeusz Pawlikowski, Ludwik Solski, Juliusz Osterwa and Karol Frycz.

They played on the stage of the Słowacki Theater actors: Helena Modrzejewska, Irena Solska, Wanda Siemaszkowa, Ludwik Solski, Juliusz Osterwa, Stefan Jaracz, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Gustaw Holoubek and many others.

At the turn of the century Słowacki Theater he experienced the best period in his history, he was distinguished by a modern repertoire and set design, which harmonized with the other elements of the performance.

He also appeared in Krakow new style of acting, involving the inclusion of the private personality of the actor in the image of the played character.

Słowacki Theater

Wanda Siemaszkowa, Irena Solska, Andrzej Mielewski, Józef Śliwicki, Michał Tarasiewicz, as well as Kazimierz Kamiński and Ludwik Solski were among the leaders.

He operated here for five years of World War II German theater, object of Nazi propaganda of Governor Hans Frank.

At the time, the Polish technical staff of the Słowacki Theater saved their lives from damage, including frescoes in the wardrobe of Ludwik Solski and the theater library.

Słowacki Theater Krakow was reopened on February 19, 1945. The first seasons continued pre-war traditions, but changes resulting from the new political situation were inevitable.

Actors debuted at the Słowacki Theater: Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Gustaw Holoubek and Tadeusz Łomnicki. 

The Stalinist period, Słowacki's Theater survived in a fairly good artistic condition and almost avoided the ubiquitous socialist realism. The decorations were designed here by Tadeusz Kantor, and after the election of Karol Wojtyła as the pope, the premiere of his drama "Brother of Our God" took place here.

Currently, performances are presented on three stages of the Słowacki Theater in Krakow: Big Stage, MOS Stage and Miniature Stage.

Educational projects take place here every Sunday Krakow Poetry Salonand monthly theater and philosophical meetings from the series Art of Thinking.

Big Stage

pl. St. Ducha 1, Krakow

The Big Stage has been operating continuously since 1893 in the main building of the Teatr im. Juliusz Słowacki in Krakow.

The audience is separated from the stage by a historic curtain, painted by Henryk Siemiradzki in the years 1892-1894, measuring 11,9m x 9,6m.

The auditorium can seat 540 people.

On the first floor of the Theater, in front of the stage, there is a representative the "imperial" boxHowever, Emperor Franz Józef never sat in it.

The auditorium is crowned with a decorative chandelier 3,5 meters in diameter, with 120 bulbs.


The current repertoire of Słowacki Theater is available here

Machin House (Miniature Scene)

pl. St. Ducha 2, Krakow

Dom Machin, i.e. a small stage of the Słowacki Theater, operating from 1976 is an intimate space used to present small stage forms, performative readings and theater and philosophical meetings.

MOS Scene and MOS Cinema

Lesser Poland Garden of Arts
ul. Rajska 12, 31-124 Krakow

The following are present at the Małopolska Garden of Arts: theater, film, dance, music and visual arts.

A modern cinema hall with 78 seats for spectators operates here. Together with the Cinema under the Rams, screenings of world production films under the name "Rams in Mos" are co-organized.

Test and workshop room

ul. Radziwiłłowska 3, Krakow

The House of Crafts is a space where, apart from the exhibition devoted to the Słowacki Theater, workshops, temporary exhibitions and cultural meetings are held.


  • Guided tours of the Słowacki Theater interior for organized groups last about 1 hour.

Price: 200 PLN / group max 50 people

  • Visiting for deaf people with a hearing guide takes place in Polish Sign Language. The tour is also translated into Polish. Payment only in cash on the day of visiting.
  • The "Lost in the Theater" night tour is a journey through the interior of the Słowacki Theater, creating a unique opportunity to see rooms and nooks and crannies that are normally unavailable to viewers visiting the Theater to watch the performance.

The Słowacki Kas Theater is a place where night sightseeing begins. For this reason, you should dress appropriately to the weather conditions.

The event is not available for people with disabilities, as physical activity is envisaged, and there are six floors to overcome from the Theater building.

Ticket price: 80 PLN

Room rental

Słowacki Theater Krakow offers the possibility of renting beautiful interiors. The three-level, air-conditioned auditorium, also adapted for the disabled, can hold 540 spectators.

Juliusz Słowacki's theater provides professional service, diversifying the meeting with an artistic part, and the lobby and exclusive foyer with a total area of ​​200 m2 can be used to organize a banquet or exhibition.

Nadchodzące Wydarzenia

Teatr im. Juliusz Słowacki in Krakow upcoming events check here

"Doll”Wojtek Klemm is a performance not only for fans of Bolesław Prus's works, but also for all those who want to recall this positivist reading.

The performance "Doll" Teatr Słowacki prepared together with audio description helpful for people with sight disabilities and with translation into Polish Sign Language, and in addition with subtitles in English and Ukrainian.


Słowacki Theater tickets can be purchased by Internet and at the Theater box office.

The Słowacki Theater ticket office is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 - 19:00, (break 14: 00-14: 30)

MOS ticket office open two hours before the performance.


Tram stop Teatr Słowackiego is located near the Theater. A short distance from the Theater is also access to the bus and train station.

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