Spontaneous street performances

In the City of Ljubljana we ensure a higher quality of life

Spontaneous street performances have been part of the urban pulse in the City of Ljubljana for many years and have enriched the exceptional experience of our city, as they provide a pleasant and lively atmosphere in the city centre.

The City of Ljubljana welcomes all street artists and allows you to perform in public areas. We would like your performances to be pleasant, unobtrusive and undisruptive for the residents of the old town, and employees and visitors there, and therefore ask you to take into account the following:

1. the provisions of the Decree on the special use of public areas that lays down the conditions for spontaneous street performances, and
2. recommendations aimed at mutual respect, consideration of the diverse interests of all stakeholders and cooperation in their coordination.

Locations where street performances are allowed

  1. Platform at Figovec
  2. Park of the Slovenian Reformation
  3. Miklošič Park
  4. Nazorjeva Street
  5. Underpass at the Museum of Modern Art
  6. Zvezda Park
  7. Court Square
  8. Shoemakers'Bridge
  9. Upper Square by the fountain
  10. Gallusovo nabrežje
  11. Hradecky Bridge
  12. Špica
  13. French Revolution Square
  14. Trubarjeva Street
  15. Butchers' Bridge
  16. Prekmurje Square
  17. Čopova Street
  18. Prešeren Square

Time at which street performances are allowed

SUMMER AND DECEMBER (from 1 May to 30 September and from 1 December to 31 December)

Day of the week

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

MON-FRI

 -

from 16.00 to 18.00

from 20.00 to 22.00

SAT

from 10.00 to 12.00

from 16.00 to 18.00

from 20.00 to 22.00

SUN and HOLIDAYS

from 10. to 14.00

 -

 -

 

WINTER TIME, EXCEPT DECEMBER (1 October to 30 April, except 1 December to 31 December)

Day of the week

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

MON-FRI

 

from 17.00 to 19.00

 -

SAT

from 10.00 to 12.00

from 17.00 to 20.00

 -

SUN and HOLIDAYS

from 10. to 14.00

 -

 -

 

Thank you! Toghether we can co-create a higher quality of life in our city.

Recommendations for street performances

As public spaces are an open space for everyone, we would like to maintain tolerance, understanding and respect for the interests of all stakeholders. We therefore invite you to take into account the following recommendations when performing on the street:

  • when preparing for your performance, be aware that you are part of the wider community of surrounding residents, businesses, caterers, providers of various services and other stakeholders in the old town, so also respect their wishes and interests;
  • street artists may only perform at designated locations (specified in the Ordinance on the Special Use of Public Areas and presented in the attached folder);
  • you may remain at a single location for a maximum of two hours, and must then give other street artists the opportunity to perform;
  • you may only be present at an individual location once a day, as in this way you ensure a culture of changing locations and collegiality, and avoid the "appropriation" of an individual venue. At the same time, you are considerate of the surrounding residents and employees, and thus provide them with more diverse artistic content;
  • adhere to the timeframes within which street performances are allowed (presented in the table below);
  • we encourage you to avoid repetition in your performance. However, if your repertoire includes only a few songs, we encourage you to – in the interest of the surrounding residents and employees – finish your performance in less than two hours and move to another location;
  • do not significantly exceed the noise from the surroundings with your performance, as excessive noise and the use of sound amplifiers are not allowed, as this can cause inconvenience to residents, visitors and employees in the city centre if nearby residents or city staff warn you that you are too loud, try to comply with their wishes, especially during evening hours;
  • when a public event is taking place nearby, withdraw to another permitted location;
  • before your performance, make sure that you do not prevent the normal use of the street or square, and block access to buildings or views of shop windows;
  • if you are not sure whether the setting of the venue could disturb the surrounding residents, businesses, caterers or service providers, ask them for their opinion before the performance;
  • if you use fire, flammable objects or any other dangerous means in your performance, properly mark and secure the venue of your performance and make sure that your performance does not endanger your spectators or passers-by; 
  • expect only voluntary contributions for your street performances;
  • resolve any open issues or disputes with respectful speech and in a tolerant manner, as this is the easiest and most effective way to resolve potential disputes; and
  • if you find that one of the other street artists still does not follow the rules and recommendations and does not respond to your calls to respect them, call the Inspectorate of the City of Ljubljana at +386 1 306 1600 for assistance.