Must-see entertainment in Munich

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    FC Bayern München

    Germany's most successful team both domestically and on a European level plays home games at the impressive Allianz Arena, built for the 2006 World Cup…

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    Bayerische Staatsoper

    One of the world's best opera companies, the Bavarian State Opera performs to sell-out crowds at the Nationaltheater in the Residenz and puts the emphasis…

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    Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel

    This leading ensemble has gone alternative in recent years, staging Shakespeare, Schiller and other tried-and-true playwrights in 21st-century garb and…

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    Münchner Kammerspiele

    A venerable theatre with an edgy bent, the Kammerspiele delivers provocative interpretations of the classics as well as works by contemporary playwrights…

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    Charismatic Lithuanian maestro Mariss Jansons has rejuvenated this orchestra's playlist and often performs with its choir at such venues as the Gasteig…

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    Jazzbar Vogler

    This intimate watering hole brings some of Munich's baddest cats to the stage. You never know who'll show up for Monday's jam session, and Tuesday to…

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    Café am Beethovenplatz

    Downstairs at the Hotel Mariandl, this is Munich's oldest music cafe. It has an eclectic menu of sounds ranging from bossa nova to piano to Italian…

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    Deutsches Theater

    On wide and bustling Schwanthalerstrasse, Munich's answer to London's West End hosts touring road shows such as Dirty Dancing, The Gruffalo and Mamma Mia.

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    Jazzclub Unterfahrt im Einstein

    Join a diverse crowd at this long-established, intimate club for a mixed bag of acts ranging from old bebop to edgy experimental. The Sunday open-jam…

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    Münchner Philharmoniker

    Munich's premier orchestra regularly performs at the Gasteig Cultural Centre. Book tickets early, as performances usually sell out.

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    Cult cinema with wacky interior and screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (11.10pm Friday and Saturday nights). Shows English-language movies.

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    Münchner Theater für Kinder

    At the Münchner Theater für Kinder budding thespians can enjoy fairy tales and children's classics à la Max & Moritz and Pinocchio.

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    Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz

    Spruced up to southern German standards for its 150th birthday in November 2015, this grand theatre specialises in light opera, musicals and dance.

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    The Bayerische Staatsoper performs here. Buy tickets at regular outlets or at the box office.

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    The Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel performs at the Residenztheater.

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    GOP Varieté Theater

    Hosts a real jumble of acts and shows, from magicians to light comedies to musicals.

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    Cult cinema with all films in English, all the time.

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    EHC München

    It's not one of Germany's premier ice-hockey outfits, but EHC München's games at the Olympic ice rink are exciting spectacles nonetheless; the team…

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    Theater im Marstall

    The Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel performs at the Theater im Marstall behind the Nationaltheater.