Established in 1921, the Šentjakob Theatre is one of the oldest public cultural associations in Ljubljana. During the 1920s it presented an avant-garde and contemporary programme under the direction of Milan Skrbinšek, who staged all of Ivan Cankar's dramatic works. In 1932 it acquired new premises at the Mestni dom below Castle Hill (where Ljubljana Puppet Theatre is currently based). From 1946 through to 1964 Šentjakob Theatre was a semi-professional theatre house with regular stage productions and 12 paid actors. After 1964 however it became an amateur theatre, presenting comedies and popular dramas to complement the programmes of the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL). During the 1980s Šentjakob Theatre staged around 1,000 performances of over 500 drama pieces, 165 of them by Slovene authors; more than 1,000 actors, dancers and musicians and 70 stage directors were associated with the theatre at this time. Šentjakob Theatre has toured widely around the country and has also been hosted by Slovene groups living in Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Several professional actors, as well as stage technicians now working with Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia) and various Slovene theatres got their first experience at the Šentjakob Theatre.