Cankarjev dom New Year Grand Reception hall
Photo credit:, Živa Makše

To top its cultural and congress service, Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana every year provides a special walk from the old into the new year. This year again, many lovers of arts and culture will be able to visit performances and exhibitions and then attend the New Year’s Eve party.

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Cirque Eloize Hotel
Photo credit: Pierre Manning - Shoot Studio

On New Year’s Eve visitors to Cankarjev dom will be able to enjoy in one of the world’s greatest circus attractions, Cirque Éloize. Formed 25 years ago, Cirque Éloize is considered a driving force in the circus art reinvention movement. To Gallus Hall of Cankarjev dom they are bringing their new show, Hotel, through acrobatics, drama, dance, live music and the comedy that connects it all.

Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez)

Celle que vous croyez
Photo credit: Celle que vous croyez, Safy Nebbou

Movie lovers will in Linhart Hall be the movie Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez). Directed by Safy Nebbou, the romantic drama stars Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, and François Civil. The story is aligned with the digital era we are in. Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young blonde and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character.

The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (Die schönen Tage von Aranjuez )

Cankarjev dom The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
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Not many performances connect the current Nobel Prize winner in literature with the two giants of Slovenian theatre acting. Visitors to Cankarjev dom on the New Year’s Eve can attend the performance in Kosovel Hall where Nataša Barbara Gračner sits in one chair and Ivo Ban takes the other. The actors in the story have no names, they are just a man and a woman sitting and talking. Their story is written by the current Nobel laureate Peter Handke, an enfant terrible of the Central European (as well as beyond) literary space.

Amira & Bojan Z – exclusive New Year's Eve concert of two musical stars

Amira with her voice and Bojan Z on a piano are artists that create space where we can share silence and music with one another. The ability to create such a deeply felt landscape not only requires a gift and integrity, but also the unconditional confidence that music brings good out of people. They will bring this unique gift to Club CD.


Photo credit: Matevž Čebašek

The last day of the year provides several exhibitions. In the First Foyer visitors can take a look at the Best Design Achievements 2019 of Slovenian designers. Also in the First Foyer, but in its Europlakat Gallery, exhibition of works by Drago Hrvacki, neoconstructivist painter, is on display. Set in CD Gallery the exhibition Idea, the exhibition of Ancient Greek Science and Technology, is open until 1am, while for those who are quick enough to get the booking, there will be a special New Year’s Eve guided tour through the winter celebrating rituals of the ancient Greeks.

New Year Eve's Party

Cankarjev dom New Year Grand Reception hall
Photo credit:, Živa Makše

At 10pm, the New Year’s Eve party will start in the magnificent Grand Reception Hall where visitors will be able to await the 2020 in a happy and festive mood. Those that like parties aligned with culture, art and elegency, will be able to spin and dance on live music all the way until midnight and beyond. Catering will be provided as well.