Slovak National Theater in Quarantine

Slovak National Theater in Quarantine

A trial by fire for the Slovak National Theatre in its jubilee season

Virtual Centenary of the SND

On 1 March 2020, the Slovak National Theatre (SND) celebrated its 100th anniversary with a gala program. Shortly thereafter, activities planned for the jubilee season to commemorate the centenary were drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with its associated quarantine and the cancellation of social and cultural events of all kinds.

The SND closed its doors on 9 March 2020, with ticket sales suspended until the end of the season. Such an extraordinary situation has demanded an extraordinary solution. Each of the SND’s companies has prepared a rich online programme with offerings for all age categories, with the online project SND DOMA (SND AT HOME) launched on the website 100.snd.sk. “Art and culture have always been a way to access different, more beautiful ways of thinking. I believe we’ve done a good job of thinking it through and are bringing our patrons a bit of distraction in this difficult situation,” explained Henrieta Borowiecka, director of the SND’s Marketing Centre, speaking about the project’s goal in the time of quarantine. Read more