The Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana launched its Drama Festival in 2014 with the première of the new performance Marina Abramović or How I Lost My Way to Antigone produced by the Anton Podbevšek Theatre, Novo mesto and the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana. The 2015 edition opened with the performance Trieste, a City at War a co-production by the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and the associations Il Rossetti and Casa del Lavoratore, Trieste.
The programme of Drama Festival comprises a few selected productions of Slovene theatre houses as well as some outstanding performances from theatres in Croatia and Serbia. Thus it has presented the Zagreb Gavella Drama Theatre and Croatian National Theatre, the Novi Sad Theatre, Serbia, as well as the Croatian National Theatre in Split. Next to post-performance talks with actors and directors, panel discussions focused on Ivan Cankar's dramatic work, or recent interpretations of Hamlet. Round tables tackled the approaches to modern adaptations of classic dramatic texts and literary prose, and the staging of Japanese modern Nô plays.
An evening concert programme takes place in the recently-opened Drama Café and in the garden behind the Drama, with selections of refreshing music by composers frequently working in theatre: Boštjan Gombač, Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar, Laren Polič Zdravič or Aldo Kumar.