The Celje City Theatre (CCT) was founded on 6 December 1950 as a professional theatre company with resident actors, artistic and technical crew.
In the course of seventy creative years, many leading names of Slovenian acting profession have trodden our boards and imprinted indelibly the name of the Celje City Theatre in the Slovenian theatre history. Five recipients of the most venerated national lifetime achievement award for stage acting, the Borštnik Ring, have been resident ensemble members of the CCT. Many internationally recognized directors, such as Mateja Koležnik and Jernej Lorenci have created some of their most prominent productions at the CCT.
Presently, many leading theatre makers, directors and performers regularly join forces at the Celje City Theatre. The artistic team consists of twenty-two resident actors, two dramaturgs, and the artistic director. Invariably, our repertoire is diverse and challenging. We produce plays by Slovenian and international authors, endorsing classical plays as well as fostering new writing. We also focus on theatre education and include plays for children and youth in our repertoire on a regular basis.
The Celje City Theatre houses two theatre spaces, the Main Stage which sits 220, and a 70-seat studio called the Small Stage.
Annually, we produce up to 7 new productions and present over 220 performances on our domicile stages and on tours in Slovenia and internationally. Our productions and guest performances as well as various other events at the Celje City Theatre attract about 60,000 spectators every year. We remain firmly committed to our mission and artistic policy aimed at meeting and exceeding our audiences’ expectations and creating contemporary theatre of highest quality and artistic excellence.