Krško Culture House



Kulturni dom Krško

Trg Matije Gubca 2 SI-8270, Krško

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The Krško Culture House opened its doors in 1977, when the erection of the new multi-purpose building by the architect Franci Filipčič served as a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Municipality of Krško, its founder. It is the main cultural producer in Krško and offers a diverse and densely set programme. Since 2010, this public institution also manages the Municipal Museum of Krško, the Krško Gallery, and the Rajhenburg Castle.

The Krško Culture House has differently sized and equipped venues, starting with the big hall that can accommodate up to 500 people and is intended to be used for the more complex productions. The smaller hall can host around 100 people and is – just as the bigger one – rigged for cinema projections. Other facilities include two moderately-sized places for workshops and lectures and the like, a multifunctional atrium hall and a bar. All of these are available for outside producers, who range from local musical choirs to political parties and book publishers.

Programme overview

The Culture House has a programme that caters to a very diverse set of audiences, for example, the very strong film programme which offers art cinema screenings, films for children and youth (in course of which the Film na oko Festival was hosted) and a regular mainstream programme.

The musical part is programmed in a similar way, providing big Slovene pop acts like Eroika, rock musicians (from Laibach and The Stroj to Vlado Kreslin), classical music concerts and also a quality jazz and world music cycle with the likes of Samo Šalamon, Cene Resnik, Janez Dovč, Fake Orchestra, Bossa de Novo and Big Band KK. The latter organised in 2015 the first edition of the International Jazz Day Krško on the platform in front of the centre.

Theatre performances are another strong point of Krško Culture House, which hosts plays from theatres from all over Slovenia, with the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, and the Mladinsko Theatre being only a few of them. Various theatre groups like Špas Theatre, Rozinteater, and Café Teater are regulars as well. There are also more commercially-minded performances by popular Slovene comedians, further augmented by stand-up shows.

Yet, a lot more is being produced and co-produced, from a fair of ecologically grown food to a summer music festival at the Rajhenburg Castle. Painting and photography works are sometimes also displayed, though their primary venue is the Krško Gallery.