Quito's theaters stage a variety of dramas, dance performances and concerts, so check ahead to see what's on. Look out too for performances by local musicians playing everything from salsa and merengue to rock, jazz and blues. Several bars and restaurants in the Old Town and Mariscal Sucre have regular live-music nights.


Some Quito cinemas show popular English-language films with Spanish subtitles; the rest just dub.

Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa

Located in the northern part of the city near the shopping mall Quicentro, Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa is the city's main soccer stadium and seats 37,750. Ecuador's national team, Deportivo Quito (www.deportivoquito.com) and El Nacional (www.elnacional.ec) play here. Take an Ecovia bus to the Estadio stop.