Who is who

The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (LPT) is the main Slovenian puppet theatre staging puppet and drama performances for children, youngsters and adults. Its predominant target audiences are children and young people. The public institution was established in 1948 (as the City Puppet Theatre) and has been based in Mestni dom in Krekov Square since 1984. In its work, the LPT builds on the hundred-year tradition of Slovenian puppetry. With the establishment of the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle, the LPT officially became the caretaker of this precious, century-old heritage. The theatre manages five regular and several smaller, occasional venues. At these venues, which offer seating for approximately a thousand people, it produces fifteen premieres a year and is visited by around 110,000 spectators.

The LPT also pays special attention to cultural and artistic education in all its dimensions and at the national level cooperates in the endeavours to strengthen the standards and systemically place quality cultural content in the programmes of educational institutions. Every two years, it therefore joins forces with the Slovenian Theatre Institute and Cankarjev dom in organising the Golden Stick Festival, a national festival providing an overview of theatre performances for children and youth.

The second festival organised by the LPT, which takes place every even-numbered year, is the LUTKE International Puppet Festival. This festival brings to Slovenia the best foreign puppet productions and promotes all kinds of contemporary interdisciplinary and genre developments. In addition to its regular programme, the LPT has in recent years developed a special programme profile for emerging artists and forms named BiTeater. This programme includes experimental productions that enrich the medium of puppet theatre with other artistic registers. BiTeater traces the limits of LPT’s performative variety, which ranges from cultivating the marionette tradition to contemporary problem plays for youth.

The LPT is a member of the International Puppetry Association UNIMA, ASSITEJ – International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, the Slovenian Puppetry Artists Institution, Small Size, an international association focused on productions for early years (under six years of age), and one of the founding members of NEECPA, a network of puppet centres joining primarily the key players from Scandinavia, the Baltic region and Russia.

LPT is a public institution founded by the City of Ljubljana, whose work is predominantly financed by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Ljubljana. In addition to receiving regular public funds, the LPT generates profits by performing a public service (ticket sale, royalties for touring performances etc.) and operating in the market (organising events, renting out venues, selling products related to its basic programme, making mascots etc.). The LPT is open for various European partnerships and is successful in obtaining additional public funds from the EU budget.

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Uroš Korenčan

+386 1 300 09 70

Ajda Rooss
Artistic director

+386 1 300 09 70

Pija Bodlaj
+386 1 300 09 93
Alja Cerar Mihajlović
+386 1 548 45 41
Public relation manager
Petra Škofic
+386 1 548 45 43
Bookstore manager
Nataša Antuničević Vižintin
+386 1 548 45 40
Coordinator, event planner
Edita Golob
+3861 300 09 74
Coordinator, event planner
Špela Juntes
+3861 300 09 76
Technical sector manager
Jure Žnidaršič
+386 1 300 09 91
Helena Sebanc
+386 1 300 09 70
Keeper of archives and documents
Lidija Franjić
+386 1 300 09 72
Maja Dremelj
+386 1 300 09 83
Vanja Arhar Kurent
+386 1 300 09 84
Museum of Puppetry
Tjaša Tomšič, Zala Kalan
T: +386(0)1 300 09 75
E: muzej@lgl.si
W: Museum of Puppetry


Miha Arh, foto Mankica Kranjec

Jan Bučar, foto Mankica Kranjec

Lovro Finžgar, foto Mankica Kranjec

Urška Hlebec, foto Mankica Kranjec

Ana Hribar, foto Mankica Kranjec

Nina Ivanič, foto Mankica Kranjec

Asja Kahrimanović Babnik, foto Mankica Kranjec

Aja Kobe, foto Mankica Kranjec

Sonja Kononenko, foto Mankica Kranjec

Polonca Kores, foto Mankica Kranjec

Rok Kunaver, foto Mankica Kranjec

Maja Kunšič, foto Mankica Kranjec

Jernej Kuntner, foto Mankica Kranjec

Iztok Lužar, foto Mankica Kranjec

Gašper Malnar, foto Mankica Kranjec

Martina Maurič Lazar, foto Mankica Kranjec

Matevž Müller, foto Mankica Kranjec

Nina Skrbinšek, foto Mankica Kranjec

Alenka Tetičkovič, foto Mankica Kranjec

Ajda Toman, foto Mankica Kranjec

Brane Vižintin, foto Mankica Kranjec

Zala Ana Štiglic, foto Miha Fras
Jure Lajovic, foto Žiga Koritnik


Saša Ogrizek

Alenka Pirjevec
deputy chairman
Dragan Matić
Nada Verbič Zoran Srdić


mag. Jasna Vastl
deputy chairman
Nika Bezeljak
Alenka Tetičkovič Ivana Djilas
Petra Tanko


Danilo Korelec
Lighting Technician
Izidor Kozelj
Sound Designer, Stage Manager
Emil Koprivc
Sound Designer, Stage Manager
Aca Ilić
Sound Designer, Stage Manager
Luka Bernetič
Sound Designer, Stage Manager
Srečo Brezovar
Lighting Designer
Darko Nedeljković
Stage Master
Iztok Vrhovnik
Set Technician
Slobodan Ilić
Set Technician
Alojz Milošič
Set Technician
Jadranka Pavlović
Azemine Dedić
Cleaning Lady
Raza Šarić
Najila Suljanović
Cleaning Lady
Šečira Dedić
Cleaning Lady
Džemila Zulić


Zoran Srdić
Puppet Designer
Sandra Birjukov
Costume Sewer
Iztok Bobić
Puppet Designer
Zala Kalan
Puppet Restorer
Marjeta Valjavec
Costume Sewer


Pija Bodlaj
Aleš Erjavec
Sound Designer, Stage Manager
Kristjan Vidner
Lighting Designer
Niko Štabuc
Lighting Technician
Luka Moškrič
Set Technician
Klemen Sašek
Set Technician
Jernej Remše
Set Technician
Nina Jordanovski
Make-up, Wardrobe
Daša Jordanovski
Make-up, Wardrobe