Medellín entertainment

Dance in Medellín

Casa Gardeliana

Located in Barrio Manrique, Casa Gardeliana was Medellín's main tango venue for years, hosting tango bands and dance shows. It still holds events occasionally but is now basically a small tango museum. On the last F…
Dance in Medellín

El Patio del Tango

Now tango's major stage in Medellín, this steak restaurant is decorated like a typical Buenos Aires tango dive. Make reservations in advance for the live shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Check the website for perform…
Theater in Medellín

Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe

This is Medellín's major mainstream theater. There are free dance classes here on Saturdays and yoga on Tuesday and Thursday mornings – bring your own mat. On Tuesday evenings there's usually theater or dance perfor…
Theater in Medellín

Teatro Metropolitano

Medellín's largest and most modern theater hosts concerts, opera and ballet and is home to Medellín's Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cinema in Medellín

Parque de los Deseos

Bring something soft to sit on for the free open-air cinema at this sleek, all-concrete space across from the Jardín Botánico. Films are usually shown at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and weekends.
Cinema in Medellín


While the shops in this mall have for the most part been replaced by offices, it still has one of the cheapest cinemas in the area showing international blockbusters.
Live Performance in Medellín

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The 300-seat Sala Beethoven in the Palacio de Bellas Artes is a regular stage for concerts and recitals. Check the website to see what's coming up.
Cinema in Medellín

Teatro Lido

On Parque de Bolívar, this refurbished theater sometimes has free screenings of documentaries and films, as well as concerts and other events.
Stadium in Medellín

Estadio Atanasio Girardot

Medellín's main football stadium. The Independiente Medellín and Atlético Nacional teams both play here.
Theater in Medellín

Casa del Teatro Medellín

In the old neighborhood of Prado Centro, this small place hosts different local theater groups year-round. The theater library has a large collection specializing in Colombian theater.