Munich entertainment

Top Choice 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.
Opera in Altstadt & Residenz

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 Altstadt & Residenz

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 the like. Performances are in the Residenztheater, the Theater …
Theatre in Altstadt & Residenz

Münchner Kammerspiele

A venerable theatre with an edgy bent, the Kammerspiele delivers provocative interpretations of the classics as well as works by contemporary playwrights. Performances are in a beautifully refurbished art nouveau th…
Classical Music in Haidhausen & Lehel


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 Altstadt & Residenz

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…
Jazz in Westend & Theresienwiese

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 canzoni (songs). Reservations advised.
Theatre in Westend & Theresienwiese

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.
Live Music in Haidhausen & Lehel

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 Haidhausen & Lehel

Münchner Philharmoniker

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