The Žilina Town Theatre was founded on January 1st 1992 by the City Council in Žilina. It organises and co-organises several cultural events (Carnival Slovakia Žilina, Down Town Celebrations, Žilina Midsummer Night and Žilina Cultural Summer).
The theatre was founded in 1950. It is the oldest professional puppet theatre in Slovakia. Its main artistic aim is to promote, develop and present current original productions for children and teenagers. The theatre also organises the Žilina Marionette Festival.