In 1936 a new design was commissioned from the architect Jože Plečnik. The new part,…
Križanke is a theatre in Ljubljana used for summer festivals set up inside the courtyard.
It was created by Jože Plečnik in the 1950s within the confiscated former monastery especially for the Ljubljana Festival. Major events are held on the open-air stage, while other venues include the Baroque-style Križanke Church, the Knight’s Hall (Viteška dvorana) and the Courtyard of Hell (Peklensko dvorišče). The Križanke open-air theatre can host 3,500 spectators and holds 1,360 seats.
Plečnik’s last major contribution to the city (the works were completed in 1956) transformed the empty monastery into an open-air theatre and festival space.