Must-see entertainment in Dresden

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    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…

  • Semperoper Dresden

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Dresdner Philharmonie

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

  • Staatsoperette

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

  • Jazzclub Tonne

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

  • Kraftwerk Mitte

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