Must-see entertainment in Israel

  • Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club

    Mitzpe Ramon

    A respected stop on the Israeli live music circuit, this intimate venue hosts major Israeli stars as well as local artists. For details on concerts …

  • Cinematheque

    Tel Aviv

    The flagship in a chain of Israeli cinemas, this branch draws a cultured local crowd for its screenings of classic, retro, foreign, avant-garde and…

  • Charles Bronfman Auditorium

    Tel Aviv

    Home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Charles Bronfman Auditorium hosts world-class classical music performances several times a week. Look out…

  • Barby

    Tel Aviv

    This Tel Aviv institution at the southernmost point of the city is a favourite venue for reggae, electronica, funk and alternative bands. Occasionally…

  • East West House

    Tel Aviv

    Jaffa’s East West House offers curated live music experiences that are set inside the former Ottoman-era villa of Jaffa’s primary doctor. A more low-key…

  • Beit HaAmudim

    Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv's intimate live jazz venue welcomes a disparate crowd to its almost nightly gigs, which kick off at 9.30pm. Entry fee for gigs is 5NIS per…

  • Liwan Culture Cafe


    Founded to help bring cultural life back to the Old City, this cafe hosts exhibitions by Palestinian artists, most of them from the Galilee, and several…

  • Jaffa Theatre

    Tel Aviv

    Founded in 1998 in a multiarched Old Jaffa building to bring two cultures together, this stage showcases Hebrew- and Arabic-language plays, sometimes with…

  • Matnas Tverya 15


    A community centre with frequent amateur concerts, performances and classes (including yoga, Pilates and tango). Art exhibitions change on a monthly basis…

  • Akko Theatre Centre


    Forging links between Jewish and Arab performers, Akko Theatre Centre is proud of its program of innovative multidisciplinary performances for adults and…

  • Beat Club


    Israeli and international bands rock out at this top performance venue, which is affiliated with the local music school and occasionally moonlights as a…

  • Habima National Theatre

    Tel Aviv

    Home to Israel’s national theatre company, Habima stages weekly performances in its restored, modern dome-shaped building. Most have simultaneous…

  • Israeli Opera

    Tel Aviv

    The city's major opera house is also home to the Israel Ballet. It's located in the complex next to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Cameri Theatre.

  • Haifa Cinematheque


    Screens avant-garde, off-beat and art films in two halls. It's key venue for Haifa's film festival.

  • Goldstar Zappa Club

    Tel Aviv

    One of the handful of places in Israel to catch international music luminaries (plus great local acts), this intimate, all-seated club is named after the…

  • Suzanne Dellal Centre

    Tel Aviv

    A must-visit for lovers of classic dance, the leading dance school in the country is also a theatre set in a historic Neve Tzedek building dating from…

  • Me on the Mic

    Tel Aviv

    Pick from a choice of different-sized private rooms at this fun karaoke bar. It has a full list of songs in English, Spanish and Hebrew. Costs range from…

  • Tzavta

    Tel Aviv

    This 'progressive' club-theatre, founded by the far-left HaShomer HaTzair youth movement, has pop and folk Israeli music, as well as Hebrew-language…

  • Cameri Theatre

    Tel Aviv

    For a boost of local performing arts culture, catch a show at this theatre that hosts first-rate performances in Hebrew, on some nights with simultaneous…

  • Shablul Jazz Club

    Tel Aviv

    Live jazz, blues, salsa and world music takes centre stage at this intimate venue on the Old Port almost nightly. Check the website and Facebook page (www…

  • Haifa Auditorium


    One of Haifa's principal venues for ballet, modern dance and music, the 1100-seat Haifa Auditorium hosts performances by the Haifa Symphony Orchestra…

  • Felicja Blumental Music Centre

    Tel Aviv

    Named in honour of Polish-born Brazilian pianist Felicja Blumental, this regal but intimate 115-seat auditorium hosts classical, jazz and chamber music…

  • Nalaga’at Centre

    Tel Aviv

    A unique nonprofit organisation set in a renovated shipping hangar, Nalaga’at (meaning ‘Do Touch’) is the only deaf-blind theatre company in the world…

  • Ramat Gan National Stadium

    Tel Aviv

    Home to Israel’s national soccer team and the UEFA Champions League games of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Haifa (which are few and far between), this is the…

  • Ozen Bar

    Tel Aviv

    Known for its Third Ear music store downstairs (reminiscent of the vinyl shop in the film High Fidelity), at night Ozen, which means 'ear' in Hebrew,…

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