This area is regulated by Act No. 384/1997 Coll. on Theatre Activities, regulating the establishment, unification, cancellation, position and operational activities of state professional theatres, professional theatres managed by bodies of territorial self-governments, other professional theatres and non-professional theatres, and the operational activities of state administration bodies, municipalities and autonomous regions. The Act also regulates the relations of theatre actors and other employees in this field.
The Act regulates the powers of the Ministry of Culture, autonomous regions, towns and villages as regards to the establishment, financing and supervision of entities performing theatre activities.
Act No. 385/1997 Coll. on the Slovak National Theatre regulates the activities, the position and symbol of the Slovak National Theatre as a professional and representative national cultural institution. The Act also regulates the budgetary control and management of the Slovak National Theatre as a state subsidised organisation subject to the Ministry of Culture.
Act No. 114/2000 Coll. on the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra regulates the activities, the position and the basic administrative structure of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra as a professional and representative national cultural institution. The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra is a state subsidised organisation subject to the Ministry of Culture.