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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 with almost daily concerts, cabaret, parties or performances…
Live Music in Dresden

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 former tyre shop, with matching decor and even drinks named afte…
Classical Music in Leipzig


Led by Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, the Gewandhaus is one of Europe’s finest and oldest civic orchestras. With a history harkening back to 1743, it became an orchestra of European renown a century later under m…
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.
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 sings during Sunday services at 9.30am. Special concerts take place throughout the year. P…
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 …
Opera in Leipzig

Oper Leipzig

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

Dresdner Philharmonie

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


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

Jazzclub Tonne

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