Slovak Chamber Theatre and National House in Martin

Národný dom is the dominant element of the historical centre of the city of Martin. The representative building was constructed in the 19th century in the Neo-Renaissance style; modern outbuildings were added later on. The National House in Martin can boast a rich history. After the brutal closedown of the Matica slovenská institution and confiscation of its building, it became one of the most important centres of Slovak cultural, social, and political life. It was also used by the Slovak Museum Society (Slovak: Muzeálna slovenská spoločnosť), which continued the activities of the dissolved organisation. Nowadays, it is the seat of the Slovak Chamber Theatre, which is the second professional Slovak theatre after the Slovak National Theatre (Slovak: Slovenské národní divadlo) in Bratislava.

The building was erected in 1888, following the design by the architect Blažej Bulla. Since its beginnings, the rooms of the building (the great hall, the stage, and the dressing rooms) have been used by the Slovak Choir (Slovak: Slovenský spevokol).