Conference Hotels

In cooperation with JK Opole Theatre, ETC offers a limited contingent of pre-reserved rooms at:

  • Hotel Mercure Opole ***
    Ul. Krakowska 57/59, 45-018 Opole (about 14 minutes walking distance from the theatre)
    +48 77 451 81 00

We strongly recommend booking your hotel rooms immediately. The deadline to secure a room at these prices is Tuesday 11 April. ETC cannot guarantee the availability of rooms or the agreed rate for booking requests made after this deadline.

The reservation procedure is described in the conference registration form.

Conference, activities and performance venues

JK Opole Theatre
plac Teatralny 12
45-056 Opole
Phone: +48 77 454 59 41 (general)

Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole is a drama theatre whose history dates back to the post-war years. Since 1975, the theatre has been operating in its current location with one of the largest stages in Europe, the largest dramatic stage in Poland, and the third largest in the country after the Warsaw and Łódź opera houses. In the 1970s it was called a super theatre because of its size, momentum and budget, which was the highest in Poland at the time. Completed after more than nine years of construction, the theatre was the most modern theatre building in Poland at the time of its opening. Since that year, it has also borne the name of its current patron and hosts the Opole Theatre Confrontations, a festival devoted to stagings of Polish classical literature.


Restaurant Laba
Spacerowa 16
45 064 Opole

Bolko Island is Opole's treasure and the green heart of the city. This restaurant offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere, conducive to meetings. It provides a carefully composed menu, adapted to seasonal offers and local products. Excellent breakfasts, unusual vegetarian dishes and unique main dishes based on the original ideas of the team await customers who visit. We hope that all will fall in love with this place.

Closest Airports|Distance|Best Solution


The best option for getting from Katowice (KTW) Pyrzowice
Airport would be to first take the bus (line AP2 and AP3,
tickets on the Terminal C) to the main train station in
Katowice, and then take the train heading for Opole Główny
(approx. 1h15min, regular trains every 1 hour until 20:50).
More info

KRAKÓW (KRK) 178km

From Krakow Balice Airport, it is also best to get to the
centre of Krakow and from there take the train to Opole
Glowne (approx. 2h20min, regular trains every 1 hour until 19:45).
More info

Train tickets to Opole


From Wrocław Airport, it is also best to get to the centre of
Wrocław and from there take the train to Opole Glowne
(approx. 0h50min, regular trains every less than 1 hour until 23:00).
More info
Train tickets to Opole


From Warszawa Chopin Airport, it is also best to get to the
centre of Warsaw and from there take the train to Opole
Glowne (approx. 4h00min, regular trains every 1 hour until 20:00).
More info
Train tickets to Opole


From Warszawa Modlin Airport, it is also best to get to the
centre of Warsaw and from there take the train to Opole
Glowne (approx. 4h00min, regular trains every 1 hour untill 20:00).
More info
Train tickets to Opole


You can also consider using the offer of AEROBUS, which organises car transfers to/from airports in Poland to Opole. The company offers buses (for up to 8 passengers) and cars (for up to 4 passengers) and will gladly assist with group logistics. If you would like them to try to combine your transfer with another ETC guest, please request it in the field for 'additional information' in the booking form. You can find out more and book a transfer here.

  • Price from Katowice airport to Opole: PLN 299 for up to 3 persons (approx. EUR 64)
  • Price from Wroclaw airport to Opole: PLN 299 for up to 3 persons (approx. EUR 64)
  • Price from Krakow airport to Opole: PLN 449 for up to 3 persons (approx. EUR 96)
  • Full list of price

Public Transport

OnTime mobile app

Price list for public

Opole is not a large city and all locations of potential interest to you are within walking distance. The theatre is nearly in the very centre of the city and is therefore close to the oldest part of the city, where you can see elements of the traditional architecture of Opole Silesia.
However, if the need for public transport arises, different parts of Opole are connected by several bus lines.

When searching for connections, you can use the
OnTime mobile app, available both on Android
and in the AppStore on iOS.

Price list for public transport
Prices are quoted in PLN (Polish Zloty) and converted in EUR (Euro). The centres are listed consecutively to the normal and reduced prices. The full price list, in English, is available here.

A single city ticket 4.20zł  0.89€  2.10zł  0.45€
A single city night ticket 5.20zł  1.10€  2.60zł  0.55€
A 24-hour city ticket 13.00zł  2.76€  6.50zł  1.38€
A single city group ticket (up to 15 people)
54.00zł  11.45€  27.00zł   5.72€
A single weekend ticket 22.20zł   4.71€  11.10zł  2.35€
A single extra-urban single-validation ticket 5.40zł  1.15€  2.70zł  0.57€
A single intra-zone 3.20zł  0.68€  1.60zł  0.34€
A 24-hour extra-urban ticket 19.00zł  4.03€  9.50zł  2.01€


Tickets can be purchased at stationary points, which are
located in many places in the centre of Opole.
Find the locations here.

Health and Safety Information

Kindly check the latest Covid regulations and travel restrictions in Poland here.

Currently (3 March 2023), there are no entry restrictions and mask-wearing is not mandatory, but this might change before the conference.

Do not forget to re-confirm these formalities and procedures with your airline/train company and to check the latest governmental regulations before travelling.

Restaurants, cafes,
nice places to have a drink

A place at the heart of the event. Atelier
Theatre is a café that dazzles every day
with a bagel and coffee.
Plac Teatralny 12, Opole

Here they know their craft and take you
on a delightful journey of coffee flavours
in an impressive way!
Gen. Tadeusza Kościuszki 31/1A, Opole

Theatre neighbour. Here you can always
count on hot coffee and delicious
Plac Teatralny 12, Opole

An Italian restaurant in the centre of
Opole. Here you can enjoy authentic
Italian cuisine with professional service.
Szpitalna 4, Opole

The Starka Restaurant is a place where
you can enjoy traditional Polish cuisine
with an emphasis on regional cuisine.
Ostrówek 19, Opole

The trattoria is a place almost pulled out
of a Tuscan town. A unique Italian
atmosphere and delicious food!
św. Wojciecha 7, Opole

The OPO is a relatively new venue full of
passionate young people, interesting
talks and an artistic space.
Krakowska 32, Opole

Laba, located on Bolko Island, is a
beautiful place close to nature and with a
wonderful, always seasonal menu!
Spacerowa 16, Opole

A fantastic place for good and
unconventional drinks. Perfect for
topping off an evening stroll.
Szpitalna 8, Opole

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