Dresden entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Dresden

Die Scheune

Generations of young folks have memories of the 'Barn', which started out as a mainstream GDR-era youth club before turning into an offbeat culture centre with almost daily concerts, cabaret, parties or performances…
Live Music in Dresden

Katy's Garage

This institution can be found at the junction of the Neustadt's two most happening streets. As its name suggests, this cavernous party pit is set in a former tyre shop, with matching decor and even drinks named afte…
Opera in Dresden

Semperoper Dresden

Dresden's famous opera house is the home of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, which puts on brilliant performances that usually sell out.
Jazz in Dresden

Blue Note

Small, smoky and smooth, this converted space has concerts featuring regional talent almost nightly (usually jazz, but also blues and rock), then turns into a night-owl magnet until the wee hours. Many concerts are …
Classical Music in Dresden

Dresdner Philharmonie

Fresh from a thorough reconstruction, this mammoth-sized GDR-era parallelepiped decorated with Communist-themed murals is home to a renowned orchestra.
Theatre in Dresden


An old-school musical theatre reinventing itself in the ultramodern premises of the converted Kraftwerk Mitte powerplant.
Live Music in Dresden

Jazzclub Tonne

Cool cats of all ages come out to this legendary Dresden jazz joint for good music from local and international talent.
Live Music in Dresden

Kraftwerk Mitte

This large venue inside a redeveloped 19th-century powerplant holds weekly raves and live concerts.