10.09.2018 The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre boasts its own coin!

On 6 September 2018, the National Bank of Poland issued a silver coin with the face value of 10 PLN to mark the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków. Collector coins commemorate important events and anniversaries connected with Polish culture. One side of the silver 10 PLN coin features the façade of the Theatre building, while the other presents figures from Henryk Siemiradzki’s famous curtain, and Stanisław Wyspiański ‘s self-portrait. The coin's issue price is 140 PLN, and its official launch will take place on 14 September at the Theatre, during the inauguration of the theatrical season.

09.10.2018 The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow

The unveiling of a new curtain designed by Stanisław Wyspiański

From the very beginning – since the creation of the Municipal Theatre in Krakow – Stanislaw Wyspiański was closely associated with this stage. But although one can always feel his presence as its spiritual patron, the building itself offers no tangible trace that could be connected with Wyspiański.

Thanks to the efforts of Krzysztof Głuchowski, the Theatre Director, and funds donated by the Małopolska Regional Development Agency, the Słowacki Theatre has created its second curtain based on the artist's 1892 sketch. The painting works were supervised by Tadeusz Bystrzak, the author of a copy of Nero's Torches and other works. The new Wyspiański curtain will be displayed interchangeably with the famous Henryk Siemiradzki curtain, which has existed for 124 years.