Every place on Earth has its own history and dreams firmly tied to local tradition. Among those can be found the original sources of artistic creation. The Moravian-Silesian Region is part of the Czech Republic and therefore the creations of artists who came out of our region, are part of the treasures of national art.

Ostrava – Divadlo Antonína Dvořáka

Culture is an essential and integral part of human society. All cultural events, each exhibition, festival or literary premiere shapes society and affects each of us. Our region is becoming one of the most important cultural centres in the Czech Republic and its position is constantly growing stronger thanks to the ever increasing financial support from the regional budget.

In the Moravian-Sileasian Region, you can find many theatres, museums, galleries, and cinemas. Lovers of literature can visit over 410 libraries. The most popular theatres in our region are the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre and the Puppet Theatre of Ostrava. There is also a world-class symphony orchestra – Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava.

Opava – Slezské zemské muzeum


The Moravian-Silesian Region ranks among the regions with the longest museum tradition in the Czech Republic. The museum in Opava was founded in the year 1814. The museum tradition in Těšínsko dates back to 1802, when it was founded by the Jesuit LJ Šeršnik – most of its collections are now located in the museum in Cieszyn in Poland. The Museum of Education at the Kunin Chateau School of Enlightenment near Nový Jičín has existed since 1792.

Support for the cultural activities of ethnic minorities and groups

One of the specifics of the Moravian-Silesian region is the ethnic composition of the population, especially in areas that border with Poland and Slovakia. Many inhabitants of the region are of Polish, Slovak, Greek, Hungarian, Romany, Silesian and other nationalities. They have their own social organizations, and they often arrange cultural, sporting and social events. As a region, we regularly support many types of cultural activities of ethnic minorities. An example is the aforementioned Těšínské theatre, which has three professional companies, of which the Polish drama and the Bajka company perform their repertoires in both the Czech and Polish languages. We also support competitions, festivals and other activities in the field of culture of ethnic minorities and groups. As an example, mention may be made of Gorolski Święto, Karvina Romany Festival, MISS Romany Silesia, Greek Days in Krnov and Karvina and the Moravia and Silesia theatre festival in Česky Těšín with international participation.

Gorolski Swieto and horse

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