The House of Culture of the City of Ostrava is one of the largest cultural venues in the city, and is home to the Janáček Philharmonic, Ostrava . There is also a cinema and a theatre, which regularly hosts leading theatre companies from the whole of the Czech Republic . Ostrava ’s largest concert hall is also situated inside the House, where the main part of the Janáček May International Music Festival and the International Competition of Large Brass Bands take place. The Janáček Philharmonic gives its subscription concerts there, and many performing artists are frequent guests in the House, as are popular groups. Programmes for children are also an important feature. The House hosts various social events, balls, entertainment programmes, scientific conferences and meetings. Educational courses and exhibitions are also held here.