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Its the leading theatre institute in the region as well as in the country. It was established in 1918 as part of "Zora" national community centre. It has its own modern building since 1987 on "Hadji Dimitar" square with 1400 sq. m area, two spectators halls - a big one (500 seats) and a chamber one (80 seats). They give opportunities for various activities - conferences, concerts, festivals, meetings, etc.

Address: 4 "Hadji Dimitar" square

Telephones: +359 44 623008 / 624181

E-mail: dtsliven@abv.bg

Web-site: www.theatresliven.com


In 1960 it was established as part of "Zora" national community centre amateur cast. In the beginning of 1971 it acquires a professional theatre institute statute. Its had a contemporary building since 1989. It has a hall with 200 seats. The theatre organizes performances in the open, at kindergartens, at regional settlements, etc.

Address: 24 "Tsar Osvoboditel" boulevard

Telephones: +359 44 622718 / 625186


Todays museum was established with a museum collection of "Zora" national community centre in 1913. Its become an independent institute since 1946. Over 8000 museum exhibits (archeology, pre - history, medieval ethnography, Renaissance, new and modern history) are preserved in its funds. Besides the exposition at the main building, people pay attention to Sliven 19th century museum - house, "Dobri Chintulov" museum - house, "Hadji Dimitar" museum - house, the relics of the late ancient or medieval stronghold "Tuida" at "Hisarlaka" countryside near Sliven.

Address: 18 "Tsar Osvoboditel" boulevard

Telephones: +359 44 622495 / 622494

E-mail: museum_sl@hit.bg

Web-site: www.slmuseum.hit.bg

Sliven 19th century museum-house
It was built in 1813. Its situated in one of the oldest Slivens neighborhoods. It is one of the most valuable cultural monuments in the town. It was announced a national cultural monument. Its decorated with wood - carving on verandas, roofs and cupboards.
Address: 5 "Simeon Tabakov" street
Telephone: +359 44 663149

"Hadji Dimitar" museum-house
Its a cultural monument of national importance. It was built in the end of 18th or at the beginning of 19th century. Its the native home of the legendary voivoda Hadji Dimitar of Sliven.

Address: 2 "Asenovska" street
Telephone: +359 44 622496

"Dobri Chintulov" museum-house
Address: 5 "Vazrojdenska" street

Telephone: +359 44 625198


Its a branch of the national polytechnic museum - Sofia. Its the first specialized industrial museum in Bulgaria. It was established in 1984. Since 1988 its become part of the European textile network with headquarters in Hanover, Germany. It has its own building with 550 sq. m exposition area and three basic sections - hand production, textile crafts and factory - machine production. There are 18 dynamic levels for demonstrations. All exhibits at the museum are functional.

Address: 3 "Stiol voivode" square

Telephone: +359 44 626759


"Dimitar Dobrovich" art gallery was built out of the art collection donations for "Zora" national community centre (1905). Its been an independent cultural institute since 1965. It has one of the richest collections that consist of over 6000 masterpieces - paintings, engravings, sculptures, applied art, icons, prints, church plate from 17 - 20 century. There are three sections in the gallery - "Christian art - 17-19 century", "Contemporary Bulgarian art - 19-21 century" and "Foreign art".
"Dimitar Dobrovich" art gallery has three representative places with constant expositions.

Address: 13 "Tsar Osvoboditel" boulevard

Telephones: +359 44 622083 / 625342

E-mail: galery_sliven@abv.bg

Web-site: www.art-gallery.sliven.net/

"Mirkovich" house
The Old Sliven constant exposition
Address: 10 "Mirkovich" street
Telephone: +359 44 622796

"Foreign art" constant exposition
The "West-European graphics 19-20 century" exposition - a donation made by Professor Bogomil Raynov and the "Japanese prints - 18-19 century" are shown there.
Address: 13 "Tsar Osvoboditel" boulevard
Telephone: +359 44 622083

"Sirak Skitnik" Exposition hall
"Contemporary Bulgarian art" exposition
Address: 2 "Tsar Simeon" boulevard
Telephone: +359 44 621342

Besides constant expositions, the gallery arranges retrospective, collective and authors expositions at 350 sq. m exposition area.


It was established in 1955. It is subscribed to school, informative and children literature. By a Ministry Council decree 153/28.07.2000 the library acquires a regional statute and becomes the main cultural and informative centre, carrying out its public activities on the territory of Sliven and Yambol. The library keeps more than 265 000 paper written materials from various spheres of life and science. The old - printed book fund, published in 1806 - 1878 is highly esteemed. The library is the local presses register as well as the centre of the reference - library and information activities, regional bibliography, regional library service centre and also a methodic and coordinative centre of all the libraries on the territory of the two municipalities. A centre, helping English learning process was opened in 1995 with the financial help of the British council. An electronic reading - room with Internet access has been opened for users since 1999. By the free Internet access and the new information technologies, the library is a free - dialogue place and has become part of the no limited information society. Since 1999 the library has been the sole organizer and initiator of the unique Bulgarian Childrens Book Festival. The library has been awarded lots of prestigious national and international prizes for its contribution and popularization of the Bulgarian Book. The library keeps in touch with lots of libraries and cultural institutions in Europe, The USA and Canada and cooperates with embassies, culture - informative centres and lots of donor organizations from different countries.

Address: 1 "Nikola Karev" street

Telephone: +359 44 622441 / 622452

E-mail: rpetrova@iradeum.com


Web-site: reglibsliven.iradeum.com/


It was established in 1933 as part of "Zora" national community centre. The orchestra has become absolutely professional since 1969. Despite the eternal symbols of music pre - classics and classics, in its repertoire the orchestra has also all style and epoch compositions as well as contemporary Bulgarian and foreign authors compositions. The orchestras visits to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Greece have great success. Since 2000 the orchestra has accomplished a programme for educational concerts, according to the music education taught at schools.

Address: 6 "Hadji Dimitar" boulevard

Telephone: +359 44 663228

E-mail: ddiakova@mail.bg

Web-site: www.symphony.sliven.net

Website: orchestra.sliven.net


It was established in 1960 as an amateur dance - music group and has been a professional institute for exploration, processing and spreading the song and dance folklore heritage of Sliven region and of the Bulgarian folk art. The ensemble has 30 dance performances, over 50 songs and 20 orchestra and soloist suites in its repertoire from different folklore regions in Bulgaria. Its paid successful visits to Germany, Russia, former Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, Jordan, etc.

Address: 19 "George Ikonomov" street

Telephone: +359 44 622674

Fax: +359 44 623127


Its one of the six national art schools in Bulgaria. It prepares students in three basic courses of study - advertisement graphics, textile art and icon - painting. Every year the students organize extremely successful exhibitions in the country - Sofia, Plovdiv, Dobrich, Varna and abroad - Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Japan, Germany, etc.

Address: 12a "Panayot Hitov" boulevard

Telephone: +359 44 667349

Fax: +359 44 667465

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