|Theatre Institute Bratislava|
From its establishing in 1961, the Theatre Institute has undergone various reforms and has gradually transformed into a modern organizational and projecting European institution whose aim is to offer complete information services from the field of theatre and performing arts (opera, ballet, theatre dance, puppet theatre and other staging forms) to the Slovak and foreign public. The Theatre Institute performs several functions.
Above all, it is scientific and researching activity in the field of Slovak drama covering the time from establishing the first permanent professional stage in the year of 1920 until today. It also takes part in researches, co-operates with its partner institutions in researches concerning theatrical culture in Slovakia and abroad, it takes part in organizing scientific symposiums, seminars, colloquia and other forms of presentations of researching activity. It monitors, searches and assesses Slovak dramatic production. For its publishing activity the Theatre Institute has been awarded many awards.
One of the Theatre Institute’s priorities is documentation - a systematic collecting, editing, preserving and exhibition of its collections, which are classified in four groups: Documentation Collections; Archives; Library, Audiovisual and Multimedia Collections; Collections of Gallery and Museum Value. In the present the complete electronization of the collections is taking place as well as on-line digitalization.
The Theatre Institute also focuses on organizing cultural and educational events – independently or in co-productions - using its own multimedia space of the Studio 12. The leading project of the cultural and educational activities of the Theatre Institute is Nová drama / New Drama, which systematically introduces Slovak drama and theatre home and abroad. Apart from this, it actively presents Slovak drama through the Nová drama / New Drama Festival, the DRAMA competition of the best Slovak play, the ARTÚR competition of the best Slovak drama for children and youth, the Ha_terica Prize and Henryk Jurkowski Prize in the field of puppet theatre, and through various exhibitions, publications, staged readings, seminars, workshops and colloquia.
Another important function of the Theatre Institute is its information and presentation activity as well as systematic informing of the public about its own activities and other events organized in Slovakia or abroad. The Theatre Institute offers the services of its library, video collection, sound recordings library, a present study of the collections, information retrievals, reprographic services, clipping services and it also sells Slovak and foreign theatrological literature in its PROSPERO information centre.
Today the Theatre Institute operates and offers services as the Public Specialised Archives (from 2002) and the Museum of the Theatre Institute (from 2006). It gradually improves its services to Slovak theatres, theatre professionals and the broad public by joining the network of international and non-governmental organizations.
Concerning Slovak theatrical and cultural consciousness, the Theatre Institute presents itself by a continual, concerned and professional work of its employees as an equal and inspiring partner of the Slovak theatre.
Theatre Institute Bratislava
Jakubovo námestie 12
813 57 Bratislava 1
T. +421 2 204 87 102
F. +421 2 529 31 571