• Trenčín 2026

Seven stations of Trenčín region turned into a theatre stage

During two days in October, culture came directly to passengers and passers-by on seven railway stations in Trenčín region. Popular actor and native of Trenčín, Pavol Seriš performed in the premises of the stations in Trenčín, Trenčianská Teplá, Púchov, Považská Bystrica, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Partizánske and Myjava. The event supporting Trenčín's candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2026 aimed to show that culture might not be far from us and if the city is awarded the title, it will also have a positive impact on the cities of the Trenčín region.

Performances at train stations mirror the programme of Trenčín's candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2026. ”Theatre at the stations show that culture is for everyone and can come closer to where people are. And, that the program of European Capital of Culture is not just about culture in the centre of Trenčín. On the contrary, it extends beyond it and connects Trenčín with the whole region,” explains Lucia Dubačová, project manager of Trenčín 2026.

The team of Trenčín 2026 believes that art should be present in the public spaces so the passers-by can become an audience.

"Hello, stop by if you have time, we have a theatre here," spoke Seriš to passers-by during the performance.

He had chosen to play a part of his author's comedy “At the cash desk” in which humorous situations from the supermarket are close to everyone.

The non-traditional environment brought non-traditional situations to performances. Some people came to see the show because they had al