Entertainment

Opera in Munich

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 on Mozart, Strauss and Wagner. In summer it hosts the presti…
Theatre in Munich

Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel

This leading ensemble has a bit of a conservative streak but still manages to find relevance for today's mad, mad world in works by Shakespeare, Schiller and other tried-and-true playwrights. Performances are in the…
Theatre in Munich

Münchener Kammerspiele

A venerable theatre with an edgy, slightly populist bent, the Kammerspiele delivers provocative interpretations of the classics as well as works by contemporary playwrights. Performances are in a beautifully refurbi…
Classical Music in Munich

BR-Symphonieorchester

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

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 Thursday are live piano nights, but the main acts take to the sta…
Ice Hockey in Munich

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, plus the team features several Canadian and American players.
Jazz in Munich

Café am Beethovenplatz

Downstairs at the Hotel Mariandl, this is Munich's oldest music cafe with an eclectic menu of sounds ranging from bossa nova to piano to Italian canzoni (songs). Reservations advised.
Football in Munich

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. Tickets can be ordered online.
Live Music in Munich

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 session is legendary.
Classical Music in Munich

Münchner Philharmoniker

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