Must see entertainment in Sofia

  • Cultural Centre G8

    This trendy, art-house cinema does triple duty as a contemporary art gallery and a secluded, garden drinking spot.

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    Sofia Live Club

    This slick venue, located in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), is the city's largest live-music club. All swished up in cabaret style, it hosts local…

  • National Palace of Culture

    The 'NDK' (as it’s usually called) has 15 halls and is the country’s largest cultural complex. It maintains a regular program of events throughout the…

  • National Opera House

    Opened in 1953, this monumental edifice is the venue for classical opera and ballet performances, as well as special concerts for children. Enter from ul…

  • Ivan Vazov National Theatre

    One of Sofia's most elegant buildings, the Viennese-style National Theatre opened in 1907 and is the city's main stage for Bulgarian drama.

  • Club Terminal 1

    Live music on two floors, with several adjoining bars, marks this as the centre's best-known and most popular alternative music venue.

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    Red House

    Occupying a unique early 20th-century mansion, this avant-garde institution hosts everything from political and cultural debates (in various languages) to…

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    Swingin’ Hall

    Long-standing club offering an eclectic program of live music each night. The acts, ranging from jazz and blues to rock and folk pop, typically attract…

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    Mixtape 5

    The best in Bulgarian and international live rock and alternative acts play here in two good-sized halls located behind the National Palace of Culture …

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    Kino Odeon

    Legendary cinema from communist days specialising in smaller European and art-house movies. Hosts several small film festivals throughout the year.

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    Euro Cinema

    Cute retro cinema, close to the heart of the city, features the best in European and international art-house film.

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    Dom Na Kinoto

    Shows a varied program of Bulgarian-language, independent and vintage foreign films.

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    Bulgaria Hall

    Home of the excellent Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    Widely considered Bulgaria's most successful football club; the team's logo is marked by an iconic red star. The name stands for Central Sports Club of…

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    If you're into rock and metal, get your horns up here. Dance parties are best on Friday and Saturday nights, while the scene is mellower during the week…

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    Vasil Levski National Stadium

    This 43,000-seat stadium is the home of the Bulgarian national football team, and is the main venue for international matches, athletics and other big…

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    PFC Levski Sofia

    Football club that competes in Bulgaria's A division, the top football league. The team plays its home games in Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, about 5km east…

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    Cinema City

    Modern multiscreen cinema showing the latest Hollywood releases on the top floor of the Mall of Sofia. Also has an IMAX screen.