Top Choice Theatre in Plzeň

New Theatre

Plzeň's stint as European 'Cultural Capital' in 2015 saw the opening of this jaw-dropping new theatre building, which stages drama, opera, ballet and musicals. There's also a smaller stage (Malá Scéna, or Black Box)…
Classical Music in České Budějovice

Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of South Bohemia

A highlight of a visit to České Budějovice is attending a concert at this former church that's been converted into a concert hall. The repertoire ranges from baroque all the way to modern, and there are also regular…
Theatre in Plzeň

JK Tyl Theatre

Plzeň's main theatre, dating from 1902, stages regular performances of Czech drama, ballet, opera and classical music. Check the website for what's on during your visit. Buy tickets online, at the theatre box office…
Classical Music in Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra

The town's highly regarded orchestra stages a regular program of concerts; check the website for what's on during your visit. Concerts are held in the Windsor Hotel's concert hall in the main spa area. You can buy t…
Live Music in Český Krumlov

Divadelní Klub Ántré

The best up-and-coming Czech bands often include the Ántré on their national schedules. The website is not very helpful, so ask at the theatre box office or the tourist office in the town square to see if anything's…
Live Music in Plzeň

Buena Vista Club

This funky multipurpose space, in a studenty area filled with pubs, hosts everything from emerging Czech live acts to an eclectic range of DJs. English-language movies are occasionally screened.
Live Music in České Budějovice

Mighty Bar Velbloud

A loud and fun club with an eclectic schedule of live music, covering anything from neo-punk to Roma DJs to German rockabilly. Check the website to see what's on offer during your visit.
Live Music in Plzeň

Zach's Pub

Head to Zach's for live music and a suitably studenty atmosphere. There's a big garden for open-air drinking in summer. It's about a 15-minute walk west of the city centre.
Live Music in Plzeň

Music Bar Anděl

By day a cool, hip cafe, the Anděl is transformed after dark into a rocking live-music venue featuring the best of touring Czech bands and occasional international acts.
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Kino Drahomíra

This compact art-house cinema has a good cafe with free wi-fi access. It's 500m northeast of the modern town centre.