With its twin Mediterranean-style towers, this 1910 Baku landmark was originally built as an oil-boom-era casino. The interior is as impressive as its…
Must see entertainment in Azerbaijan
Entirely rebuilt in 2017, Gəncə's foremost concert hall has an ornate neoclassical design replete with statuary, domes and a figure-topped spire. It's a…
There's no sign on the stairs that lead down into this very modest cellar place, but if you hit the right night you can hear some of Baku's most…
- OOpera & Ballet Theatre
This 1910 theatre has very distinctive twin-spired facade and a classically grand interior, though the place could do with some refreshing. It produces a…
- LLe Château
This is one of the city's most unapologetically grungy dives. Its live jams (typically weekends 9pm to 11pm) form a wonderfully nonchalant backdrop to the…
- IInternational Muğam Centre
This stylish concert hall, designed to resemble stylised musical instruments, hosts a sparse schedule of concerts in an eclectic variety of styles.
- MMime Theatre
Superbly creative mime performances in a tiny theatre fashioned from a 1900 former chapel. Generally weekends only.
Online booking service for a wide range of Baku shows and exhibitions.
- PPuppet Theatre
The dinky little puppet theatre is a distinctive 1910 neoclassical building with twin, spired domes. Shows are mostly aimed at children and have a…
- ÇÇingis Klubu
This 1913 brick building houses a small cinema but the place was being completely rebuilt at the time of research.
- CCrystal Hall
It's squat and hardly beautiful but at night this diamond-faceted sports and concert venue twinkles mysteriously across the bay in subdued colours. In…
- NNizami Cinema
The building is one of Baku's finest examples of 1930s Soviet art deco. Fully renovated in 2011, it's a local landmark – but most films are screened in…
- RRotunda Jazz Club
This large yet little-advertised concert hall has great acoustics and is a venue for many events during the Baku Jazz Festival.
This modern theatre claims a heritage of 140 years. Normally all plays are in Azerbaijani but it's worth watching the posters for upcoming performances.
- PPark Bulvar Cinema
High-quality multiplex cinema showing some films in 3D.
- TTheatre Ticket Booth
Advance tickets for numerous theatres, concerts and shows.