Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana also opened the bookstore, which offers the largest selection of children’s literature, CDs, films and animations. It is the only specialised bookstore for children and puppetry publications in Slovenia. Bookstore is open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM and one hour before each performance. Info: 080 2004,

LUTKA - The Puppet Magazine 2019

In September 2019, new issue of the professional magazine of puppetry art and the theater of animated forms Puppet was published. Magazine presents the diverse practices of interdisciplinary and hybrid forms of contemporary puppetry and analyses the accompanying contemporary problem currents. It offers the fundamental questions we face when considering the current streams of puppet art: how we can redefine and treat the puppet; how far the influence of new media can broaden its definition and effect development of new puppet terminology; how modern practices establish new relationship with animators, material, movement, object, voice ... And, after all, does the puppet or animated object empowered with new technology really need an animator at all…

The magazine offers new connotations and insights with an emphasis on expanding the perception of puppetry in conjunction with new technologies. It reflects that it has not stalled in its traditional basis, but demonstrates that it strongly reflects the present time and through its aesthetic and substantive expression adapts and simultaneously represents the contemporary social structure. With its inherent breadth, with the potential for boundless emergence from scratch, it can transform into a topical, open, exploratory art form. 

The magazine was edited by Ajda Rooss, Tjaša Bertoncelj, Maša Jazbec and designed by Ajda Schmidt. The designer received the award for excellent Slovenian design at the 9th Brumen Biennale for the magazine.

The Puppet Magazine was founded in 1966 by the Association of Cultural Organizations (today the Public Fund for Cultural Activities). 
The magazin is part of the N.A.P.P. project, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Price 8,5 euro


Joint issue of The Journal for Puppetry Arts and Theatre of Animated Forms – Lutka and Maska – The Performing Arts Journal

The current issue of the journal is both The Journal for Puppetry Arts and Theatre of Animated Forms – Lutka and Maska – The Performing Arts Journal, and it is dedicated exclusively to animation in contemporary theatre, both in the its broad range of authorial writings and writings about animation. It is the result of the first comprehensive collaboration between two longstanding Slovenian theatre journals (Maska was founded in 1920, and Lutka in 1966).

Initially, at the time of its conception and editing, this issue was rather immodestly called a “collection”, and this description probably comes closest to the result. The special joint edition of Maska and Lutka is largely a result of the 12th iteration of the educational programme The Seminar of Contemporary Performing Arts, which took place during the 2014/2015 academic year and which was conceived and carried out in a collaboration between Maska Institute and Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, and it was dedicated to the art of animated forms in the context of contemporary art.

Price: 10 EUR 
The Journal for Puppetry Arts and Theatre of Animated Forms - LUTKA

A book of essays - YOUNG AUDIENCES

The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre is one of the founders of ASSITEJ Slovenia, Centre for Cultural Education in the Field of Performing Arts and member of the international ASSITEJ network, boasting 83 centres around the world. The bilingual book of essays Young Audiences was conceived in collaboration with ASSITEJ and LGL (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre) as a combination of theory, creative practice and pedagogical process.

The book of essays Young Audiences – Eight Essays on the Role of Theatre for Children and Young People in Contemporary Society was co-created by scientists, theatre makers, pedagogues and parents: Prof. Dr. Slavko Gaber, Prof. Dr. Ljubica Marjanovič Umek, Assist. Prof. Dr. Marjeta Mencin Čeplak, Prof. Dr. Milica Antić Gaber, Writer and Member of the Belgian Theatre Company Le Théâtre de la Guimbarde Gaëtane Reginster Maja Pelević, British Publicist David Wood, Stage Director Ivana Djilas, and the father of three sons Dino Bauk.

The Journal and the Book of Essays are available in the Theatre Bookshop and at other major selling points around Slovenia.

Price: 8 EUR
A book of essays - YOUNG AUDIENCES