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El Pobre Diablo

El Pobre Diablo is one of Quito’s best places to hear live music. It’s a friendly, laid-back place with a well-curated selection of talent (jazz, blues, world music, experimental sounds) performing most nights. It’s…
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Ocho y Medio

This Floresta film house shows art films (often in English) and has occasional dance, theater and live music. There’s a great cafe attached.
Live Music in Quito

Café Libro

Live music, poetry readings, contemporary dance, tango, jazz and other performances draw an arts-loving crowd to this long-running venue. There are regular tango classes ($10) and milongas (tango dance sessions) on …
Theater in Quito

Teatro Bolívar

One of the city’s most illustrious and important theaters, the Teatro Bolívar stages dance performances, concerts and plays. The wonderful art deco building, completed in 1933, has been in various stages of restorat…
Theater in Quito

Teatro Sucre

Built in 1878, this stately, beautifully restored building in the lively Plaza del Teatro hosts Quito’s best theater, dance and music productions. Performances range from jazz and classical music to ballet, modern d…
Live Music in Quito

La Juliana

In an old converted house, La Juliana is a colorfully decorated space with a good mix of bands (rock, salsa, merengue) lighting up the dance floor most weekend nights.
Live Music in Quito

Casa de la Música

Top-flight orchestras, including Quito's own philharmonic, and musicians from around the world perform at this contemporary hall with great acoustics.
Live Music in Quito

Cafe Democrático

Alternative live music (think salsa and Latin jam sessions, jazz-ska nights and flamenco guitar improvisations) and DJs keep the dance floor packed at this bar and club in La Mariscal. Popular with locals.
Live Music in Quito


This space, attached to La Bodeguita de Cuba, comes alive on weekend nights when it's transformed into a lively salsateca. If you're lucky you'll catch a performance by the owner, a talented Cuban woman.
Stadium in Quito

Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa

The city's main soccer stadium, opened in 1951, seats 37,750. Ecuador's national team, Deportivo Quito and El Nacional play here. Nearby is the shopping mall Quicentro. Take an Ecovia bus to the Estadio stop.