Santiago entertainment

Top Choice Theater in Santiago

Municipal de Santiago – Ópera Nacional de Chile

This exquisite neoclassical building is the most prestigious performing-arts venue in the city. Home to the Ópera Nacional de Chile, it also hosts world-class ballet, classical music and touring acts. Guided tours o…
Top Choice Traditional Music in Santiago

El Huaso Enrique

On weekend nights at this traditional cueca venue, watch proud Chileans hit the dance floor – performing their national dance, a playful, handkerchief-wielding ritual that imitates the courtship of a rooster and hen…
Soccer in Santiago

Estadio Nacional

On the whole, Chileans are a pretty calm lot – until they step foot in a fútbol (soccer) stadium. The most dramatic matches are against local rivals like Peru or Argentina, when 'Chi-Chi-Chi-Lay-Lay-Lay' reverberate…
Arts Center in Santiago

Centro Cultural Matucana 100

One of Santiago's hippest alternative-arts venues, the huge redbrick Centro Cultural Matucana 100 gets its gritty industrial look from its previous incarnation as government warehouses. Renovated as part of Chile's …
Theater in Santiago

Centro de Extensión Artística y Cultural

The Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile and Ballet Nacional Chileno are two high-profile companies based at this excellent theater run under the auspices of the University of Chile. There is a full season of ballet, choral,…
Jazz in Santiago

Club de Jazz

One of Latin America's most established jazz venues (Louis Armstrong and Herbie Hancock are just two of the greats to have played here), this venerable club hosts local and international jazz, blues and big-band per…
Arts Center in Santiago


This glossy (and moneyed) cultural center hosts big-name art exhibitions from the likes of Yoko Ono and Yayoi Kusama. There are also top-notch theater, dance and orchestra performances in an 880-seat theater.
Live Music in Santiago

La Batuta

Enthusiastic crowds jump to ska, patchanka (think: Manu Chao) and cumbia chilombiana; rockabilly and surf; tribute bands and Goth rock…at Batuta, just about anything alternative goes.
Performing Arts in Santiago

La Casa en el Aire

Latin American folk music, storytelling gatherings, film cycles and poetry readings are some of the arty events that take place nightly in this low-key boho bar.
Cultural Center in Santiago

Estación Mapocho

Rail services north once left from Estación Mapocho. Earthquake damage and the decay of the rail system led to its closure, but it's been reincarnated as a cultural center which hosts art exhibitions, major concerts…