The cultural life in Opava is centred around the Silesian Theatre,
the Silesian Museum, the House of Art, the Marionette Theatre and
numerous private galleries.
Events reaching over the regional borders take place here every year.
The most important ones are: the Bezruč Opava Festival, the Festival
of Spiritual Music, the Young Organ Players Competition, the Worldwide
Orchestra Conducting Courses and ETNOJAZZ - International Festival of
Ethnic and Jazz Music.
Opava‘s past and present has been rich in sports. Opava is
represented by the SFC Opava football team, by HC Slezan in ice-hockey
and by BK Opava in basketball. Horse riding has been a traditional sport
in Opava. At the Faculty there is a system of compulsory Physical
Education for the first-year students; optional PE lessons for the
people interested, and a number of courses offered every year by the
Department of Physical Education.