Slovak Theatre in London is run by young Slovak and Czech artists living in London. STL has been gradually formed by the Slovak community since 2009, from the amateur group an official theatre company was established in 2017.
We are a vibrant devised theatre with productions on up-to-date topics performed in Slovak and English allowing young adults to make theatre in a foreign country quickly and efficiently, without the requirement of previous experience from the UK. Moreover, STL is a platform that allows artists to gain the skillset required for running their own independent artistic projects. The theatre crew usually changes with every new production and all members are professionals with required artistic education.
STL is a nonprofit organisation and to fund our projects and tour, we rely on a combination of funding from grants, donations and ticket sales. Apart from various UK locations, we regularly visit native communities in Prague, Brussels and Slovakia. The range of locations, venues and countries where we perform expands year by year.
The logo consists of letters STL, featuring the picture of a heart divided into two parts. The metaphor of the heart split into two halves represents the life situation of a migrant who has to split his commitments and duties between two countries. The middle "t" refers to the Slovak national sign - the double-cross.