Live Music in Sofia

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 and international jazz, alternative, world-music and rock act…
Cinema in Sofia

Cultural Centre G8

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

Red House

Occupying a unique early 20th-century mansion, this avant-garde institution hosts everything from political and cultural debates (in various languages) to poetry readings and dance performances. Many events are free…
Concert Venue in Sofia

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 year, including film screenings, trade shows and big-name internat…
Live Music in Sofia

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 audiences of all ages.
Opera in Sofia

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 Vrabcha.
Live Music in Sofia


If you're into rock and metal, get your horns up here. This huge two-level building shakes beneath the weight of heavy live bands, DJs, and lots and lots of hair.
Live Music in Sofia

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 (NDK).
Cinema in Sofia

Kino Odeon

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

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.