Entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Royal Shakespeare Company

Stratford has two grand stages run by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company – the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre on Waterside – as well as the smaller Other Place. The theatres have witnessed …
Top Choice Opera in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Staatsoper

The glorious Staatsoper is Vienna's premiere opera and classical-music venue. Productions are lavish, formal affairs, where people dress up accordingly. In the interval, wander the foyer and refreshment rooms to ful…
Top Choice Theatre in The Museum District & Neubau

Burgtheater

The Burgtheater hasn't lost its touch over the years – this is one of the foremost theatres in the German-speaking world, staging some 800 performances a year, which reach from Shakespeare to Woody Allen plays. The …
Top Choice Opera in Palermo

Teatro Massimo

Ernesto Basile's six-tiered art-nouveau masterpiece is Europe's second-largest opera house and one of Italy's most prestigious, right up there with La Scala in Milan, San Carlo in Naples and La Fenice in Venice. Wit…
Top Choice Puppet Theatre in Salzburg

Salzburger Marionettentheater

The red curtain goes up on a miniature stage at this marionette theatre, a lavish stucco, cherub and chandelier-lit affair founded in 1913. The repertoire star is The Sound of Music, with a life-sized Mother Superio…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Boavista

Casa da Música

Grand and minimalist, sophisticated yet populist, Porto's cultural behemoth boasts a shoebox-style concert hall at its heart, meticulously engineered to accommodate everything from jazz duets to Beethoven's Ninth.
Top Choice Jazz in Copenhagen

Jazzhouse

Copenhagen's leading jazz joint serves up top Danish and visiting talent, with music styles running the gamut from bebop to fusion jazz. Doors usually open at 7pm, with concerts starting at 8pm. On Friday and Saturd…
Top Choice Classical Music in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Liszt Music Academy

Performances at Budapest’s most important concert hall are usually booked up at least a week in advance, but more expensive (though still affordable) last-minute tickets can sometimes be available. It's always worth…
Top Choice Opera in Parliament & Around

Hungarian State Opera House

The gorgeous neo-Renaissance opera house is worth a visit as much to admire the incredibly rich decoration inside as to view a performance and hear the perfect acoustics.
Top Choice Football in Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club

Doff o' the cap to Evertonians and Beatle-maniacs, but no single institution represents the Mersey spirit and strong sense of identity more powerfully than Liverpool FC, which dominated British football in the '70s …