The mission of the state supported Theatre Institute (founded 1961) is to provide Slovak and international public with complete information services regarding theatre in Slovakia
Theatre Documentation, Information and Digitization Department collects preserves and presents documentation of the Slovak professional theatre from its establishing in 1920 until present days, but also from previous periods.
Theatre Research Centre focuses mainly on historical research.
Publishing Department focuses on research of contemporary Slovak and international theatre and publishing of theatrical literature.
The Institute has a special status of the Public Specialized Archive and the Museum of the Theatre Institute.
Partner contribution to the project
As a partner of the project Europeana Photography, the Theatre Institute in Bratislava plans to submit a collection of 10 000 historical images focused mostly on theatrical and para-theatrical culture in the Slovak territory between 1839 and 1939.