Bologna entertainment

Jazz in Bologna

Cantina Bentivoglio

Bologna's top jazz joint, the Bentivoglio is a jack of all trades. Part wine bar (choose from over 600 labels), part restaurant and part jazz club (there's live music six nights a week most of the year), this much-l…
Live Music in Bologna

Covo Club

The city's best alternative rock club, located about 5km northeast of the centre. It has drawn the likes of Franz Ferdinand, the Mars Volta, the Decemberists, Modest Mouse and the XX in recent years.
Live Music in Bologna

Oratorio di Santa Cecilia

The annual San Giacomo Festival brings regular free chamber-music recitals to this lovely space. Check the website or the board outside for upcoming events.
Theatre in Bologna

Teatro Comunale

This venerable theatre, where Wagner's works were heard for the first time in Italy, is still Bologna's leading opera and classical music venue.
Cinema in Bologna

Cinema Chaplin

Screens films in English from September through May. Tickets are reduced to €5 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Live Music in Bologna

Bravo Caffè

Hosting the university district's most dependable and varied mix of live music, Bravo begins nightly operations as a resto-bar with homemade Bolognese specialities and a 300-label wine cellar, then moves into club m…