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…
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 …
Live Music in Dresden

Jazzclub Tonne

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

Katy's Garage

This institution can be found at the junction of the Neustadt's two most happening streets. As the name suggests, this cavernous party pit is set in a former tyre shop with matching decor and even drinks named after…
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. Tickets are sold by phone, in person and online.
Classical Music in Leipzig


Led by Ricardo Chailly since 2005, the Gewandhaus is one of Europe’s finest and oldest civic orchestras. With a tradition harkening back to 1743, it became an orchestra of European renown a century later under music…
Opera in Leipzig

Oper Leipzig

Leipzig’s Opernhaus (opera house) has a 300-year-old tradition, though the building only went up in the 1950s. The program is an eclectic mix of classics and contemporary works; the Gewandhausorchester provides the …
Classical Music in Leipzig


Leipzig's famous boys’ choir performs Bach motets and cantatas at 6pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday at the Thomaskirche and also sings during Sunday services at 9.30am. Special concerts take place throughout the yea…
Classical Music in Dresden

Dresdner Philharmonie

While its permanent home, the Kulturpalast, is getting a facelift and is due to reopen in 2016, Dresden's renowned orchestra performs at venues around town. The website has all the dates and details. Buy tickets by …