Date of creation: 1933
c/o Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana Krekov trg 2
1000 LJUBLJANA Slovenia
In 1933, the first national centre was founded in Ljubljana when Slovenia hosted the UNIMA Congress, the last before World War II. After the war, until 1992, all activity was integrated in the Yugoslavian Centre.
In 1992 the 16th Congress of UNIMA was organized by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. Since then Ljubljana has hosted the biennial Lutke International Puppet Festival.
Important projects and achievements
UNIMA Slovenia cooperates with all the puppetry organizations in Slovenia and strives to promote puppetry by celebrating the World Puppetry Day; bestowing the Klemenčič and Pengov awards, and organizing memorial exhibitions. In 2001, with UNIMA Croatia, the book Puppets from Nursery school to School was published. UNIMA Slovenia is co-organizer of the Summer Festival in Primoarska and the International Puppetry Festival Pier in Maribor. It collaborates with the Lutka magazine and the Museum of Slovenian puppetry.