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Top ChoiceArts Centre in Yaoundé

Institut Français

With a hip, graffitied exterior and a culturally buzzing interior, this is a relaxed spot to catch a film or music event, see an exhibition or have a drink or food at the in-house Café de France. There’s a good...

Arts Centre in Douala

Institut Français

A popular creative space for theatre, dance, movies, debates and workshops. It also runs a Nuit Blanche program, and dance and music festivals. Get a drink or a coffee here, and eat at the Café de France.

Arts Centre in Yaoundé

Goethe Institut

This German cultural institute runs an impress array of events, including film and documentary screenings, jazz, hip hop and slam-poetry nights, plus dance and drama performances.