Hire of premises

MGLC, Tivoli Mansion, Pod turnom 3

The mansion, its rooms and terrace, offer a wonderful environment for organising business, educational or festive events.

The natural environment, historical architecture and availability of all the key elements for a quality event, provide inspiring conditions for the organization of meetings of all sizes. The place where art and history meet offers a magnificent terrace overlooking the city. It is also well equipped with a playground, catering equipment and closed spaces to provide for events in small groups or in a closed circle of guests.

Offers for hire of premises
From Monday to Friday, 9.00–15.00




Surface area: 330 m2
Seating capacity: 250 people
Standing capacity: 500 people

The gallery, which is located on the first floor of Tivoli Mansion, serves as the MGLC exhibition venue. The gallery is the ideal place for organizing evening receptions, meetings, award ceremonies, concerts, promotional events, fashion shows, photographic and television shoots.



Mansion Courtyard (right side)

Surface area: 170 m2
Seating capacity: 170 people
Standing capacity: 270 people

In favourable weather and during the warm months of the year, the courtyard of Tivoli Mansion makes for a perfect location for hosting a concert, reception, picnic, wedding, etc. The mansion is surrounded by a charming green backdrop of trees, from where the visitor can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. The remaining part of courtyard can also be hired in agreement with the coffee shop.


Lecture Room

Surface area: 70 m2
Seating capacity: 50 people
Standing capacity: 110 people

The lecture room is situated on the ground floor of the mansion and is suitable for the organization of lectures, round tables, screenings, press conferences, symposia, various presentations, workshops, lectures, birthday celebrations, courses and similar events. A piano is available for music events.



Surface area: 84 m2
Seating capacity: 35 people
Standing capacity: 50 people

The library can be found in the attic of the mansion and is suitable for hosting small lectures, round tables, screenings, various presentations, workshops, courses and similar events, which are more study based and available to a limited number of people.


Cost in euros
800 / 4 hours
1200 / 8 hours
1500 / more than 8 hours
Mansion Courtyard
300 / 4 hours
600 / 8 hours
900 / more than 8 hours
Lecture Room
200 / 4 hours
300 / 8 hours
500 / more than 8 hours
100 / 4 hours
150 / 8 hours
200 / more than 8 hours

All rental prices include 20% VAT.



  • The cost of hire includes basic cleaning.
  • If the exhibition is more complex, additional fees for the hire of a security guard are payable by the rentee.
  • The technical organisation of the event is carried out by an external technical team and is the responsibility of the rentee.


Further information
Petra Klučar
t: +386 1 241 38 08
f: +386 1 241 38 21
e: petra.klucar@mglc-lj.si

Caffe Bienale coffee shop
The Kaval Group catering company can be hired to ensure the smooth running of your events.
t: +386 51 315 156
e: catering@kaval-group.si


Švicarija, Pod turnom 4

Originally Švicarija was a wooden guest house opened in 1835, which soon became a popular excursion point for the residents and visitors of Ljubljana. The noted architect Ciril Metod Koch designed and built Tivoli Hotel on the same spot in 1909, which went on to become a well-known gathering place for artists, bohemians and workers. After the Second World War, many renowned Slovenian artists found their work spaces in the building. Today, this tradition continues. Because of its perfect location and privacy, Švicarija is unique place for your private or business event. The hall on the ground floor and the courtyard in front of the building may be hired for a variety of events.


Surface area: 240 m2
Seating capacity: 150 people
Standing capacity: 210 people


Surface area: 800 m2
Seating capacity: 350 people
Standing capacity: 600 people

Cost in euros

1250 / 4 hours
1750 / 8 hours
2500 / more than 8 hours

All rental prices include 20% VAT.



The cost of hire includes basic cleaning.
If the exhibition is more complex, additional fees for the hire of a security guard are payable by the rentee.
The technical organisation of the event is carried out by an external technical team and is the responsibility of the rentee.


Further information
Petra Klučar
t: +3861 241 38 08
f: +386 1 241 38 21
e: petra.klucar@mglc-lj.si

Restaurant Švicarija
GIT projekti d.o.o.company can be hired to ensure the smooth running of your events.
Jasna Radovan
t: +386 51 350 750
e: info@bistro-svicarija.si

Enter your e-mail:

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. By interweaving the sombre and the mysterious, which overflow his entire spectrum of art, a Lynchian atmosphere is created, which will be followed in the installation by the multi-award-winning set designer Branko Hojnik.

David LynchA Parting Kiss, 2007, lithography.
Curtesy: Item Editions.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams
A sensory approach to learning about cultural heritage

● Workshops take place from March to May.
● introductory sensorial workshop, Saturday 24 March,
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00
Sunday, 25 March, 
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00

● Summer Museum Night, 16 June, first public guided tour by the participants of the project
● Advance bookings to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si or senzorium@gmail.com
● The closin date for application is 15 March

The art education programme includes a sensorial workshop with a final presentation for the public. In the first stage, participants are introduced into the sensory tools of communication and staging. In the second stage, we connect with the cultural heritage of Tivoli Hotel, the so-called Švicarija, which was the gathering place of the Ljubljana bourgeoisie at the beginning of the 20th century. Workshop participants explore and listen to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensory perception. In the final stage of research, visitors are taken through the originally staged snippets of its history.

Concept and implementation: Barbara Pia Jenič, founder of the Senzorium Theatre, author and director.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Worskhop for children
The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion 

● Workshops are held on Saturdays in two parts, from March to May and from September to December.
● The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum is a synthesis of the workshops, Friday, 28 December.

The White Chrysanthemum is a work written by Ivan Cankar during his residence at Švicarija. The controversial essay is still surprisingly topical today. And what message does the author convey to the young people of today? 

The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion project consists of workshops for the production of movable sculptures (mobiles) lasting several months long, two guided tours of the workshop participants around the Švicarija Creative Centre and the concluding New Year's performance. The workshops connect several artistic disciplines and are based on various dimensions of creating.

●Concept and implementation: Barbara Bulatović, director and puppeteer.
●For children from 8 years of age and over.
●Free of charge.
●Advance bookings to alenka.mikuz@mglc-lj.si

Spring part: From Image to Form
● Saturdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 21 April, 5 May, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Saturday, 12 May.

Through the creative process, children conceive a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum. They approach their chosen character in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and produce moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different.

Autumn part: Storyline in the Space
● Saturdays: 29 September, 13 and 27 October, 10 and 24 November, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Sunday, 2 December.

At the beginning of the second part, the children prepare a storyline together for The White Chrysanthemum New Year's performance. In the process of working on the interpretation of the character placed in the space, we use the manipulation, animation, dramaturgy and scenographic approach defined in the storyline.

The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum, which represents the synthesis of the year-round workshops, will be put on during the festive time, on Friday, 28 December.

The workshops are part of the Saturday Workshops programme run by RogLab, Stripburger magazine, Trajekt Institute, MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.


Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 25 March, at 3 pm,
admission: 2 eur

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artwork.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.