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Minoritska Cafe

In the southwestern part of the ground level of the Minorite Monastery, right under the sundial, lies the Minoritska Cafe: by its very nature a family club that invites visitors

The Minoritska Cafe aims to become a place where people come together and spend some quality time, all while focusing on the family experience where each family member finds his place and fulfills his own wish. And where no one is in a rush to get back home … This is why part of the premises of the Cafe have been rearranged into a place of pure imagination where our youngest visitors can actively spend their spare time with quality activities – activities which represent their early entry into the artistic world, their first encounter with art, which is one of humankind's most beautiful habits.

Minoritska Cafe <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

Happy birthday! 5+

A Birthday with Puppets

Puppets from the shows are very excited when they get an opportunity to celebrate with children. The birthday child first attends a puppet performance with his little guests, and then everyone gets to make his own puppet. Such treats are of course a perfect match with other, fresh and healthy treats, provided by the DAME Cooperative. 


7€ per person for the programme, cost of food and drinks subject to agreement with the DAME Cooperative.

Happy Birthday!  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

Recycling 4+

creative workshops

Can an olive turn into a penguin? What is a plastic bag's greatest desire once it's empty? Is broccoli my friend? What makes a school overhead projector most colorful? And what things can be moved by a tiny flimsy stick?

This series of creative workshops offers food for thought about reusing and recycling in such a way that the original material changes its function entirely—it becomes part of the artist's story and a carrier of poetic symbolism. Then again, sometimes it becomes simply decoration.

Recycling <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>

Once Upon a Time ... 2+


Stories are almost as old as language itself. They explain life. They are the voice of life. The human hunger for stories is almost as important as our primary need for food, more important than the need for love or shelter.

Stories help teach, they explain and entertain, and help preserve our moral values.

In the past, storytelling was an important part of everyday life which included a narrator, stories, and listeners. The narrator created an experience, and the listeners in turn created personal mental images from the stories they'd heard and seen. Based on their personal experiences, people became co-creators of art and successful recipients of the imparted values. Since the live experience of storytelling and listening to stories is an important part of life, we encourage and develop storytelling for listeners of all ages.

Once Upon a Time ... <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

Bunny time 1,5-3

Package of four interactive performances for our youngest visitors

Author Biserka Bobnar

The stage is designed as a playground and placed into the existing architecture in a particular way to conjure a rather special ambience. This place welcomes entire families, although it aims to pique curiosity and playfulness in the youngest family members. The Minorite bunny presents his little home, invites us in on a visit, and leads the children on a comprehensive theatrical journey.

The Bunny is sick: on germs, medicine, doctors and other awkward things

The Bunny goes shopping: about shops and all the things we really need

Good night, Bunny: about sleep, dreams, darkness, and the monsters that aren't there

The Bunny and the pacifier: about pacifiers who are in a hurry

Children younger than two years should be accompanied, while those older than two years can visit the performance on their own as their parents wait in the friendly cafe immediately next to the ambiental stage.

Bunny time <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

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