(S)talking Theatre

The new permanent exhibition presents the distant beginnings of theatre in Slovenia.

The main design challenge for this boutique exhibition was to bring the content that is mainly on paper to life and translate it into space. While the introduction space presents the true beginnings when plays and processions were acted out “under the very skies”, the main space introduces the sprouting of theatre buildings in Slovenia from 18th century onwards. These are represented as large reproductions of facades on traditional theatre “flies”, while the first one ever – The State Theatre – is created spatially, with a small stage, a backdrop and yet another traditional theatre invention, the periaktoi.

All these elements are in use – the facades lift up to reveal exhibition graphics, while periaktoi rotate on their vertical axes to either create a scene painting together with the little stage backdrop or reveal more exhibition graphics content.


Slovene Theatre Institute


Museums and Exhibitions


Slovenia, Ljubljana



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