Northwestern Italy entertainment

Theatre in Turin

Teatro Regio Torino

Sold-out performances can sometimes be watched free on live TV in the adjoining Teatro Piccolo Regio, where Puccini premiered La Bohème in 1896, and it's always worth popping into the box office to see what might no…
Live Music in Turin


A street-side cocktail bar hides a basement venue that showcases some excellent international and local indie talent as well as club nights. Kicks Up on a Saturday is the most long running of these and pushes into p…
Live Music in Turin

Blah Blah

An intriguing, and very Torinese, venue that will feed you breakfast or lunch, surprise you with an alternative cinema screening pre-aperitivo, have a cult international music act serenade you (say ex-Bad Seed Hugo …
Live Music in Turin

Spazio 211

This long-established live-music venue, a 10-minute taxi ride north of the city centre, is the city's main venue for international indie acts, interesting theme nights, as well as big Italian names like Guida. Book …
Live Music in Turin


A multi-disciplinary collective that organises one of winter's best electronic and techno club nights as well as live concerts. Also worth checking out for their street-art exhibitions and various other hard-hitting…
Live Music in Turin

Cap Dieci Cento

A live venue with a focus on rock and indie as well as some interesting alternative club nights and celebrations (say a Revolver anniversary party). If you're an Italian speaker, or just curious, there's also a thea…
Theatre in Genoa

Teatro Carlo Felice

Genoa's stunning four-stage opera house with a seasonal opera program that's worth booking ahead for.
Arts Centre in Genoa

Giardini Luzzati

A multi-function alternative space that hosts live music, street festivals, archaeological walks, debates, workshops and other performances. A full program can be found online, or just drop by for a weekend beer and…
Live Music in Genoa

Quaalude Rockclub

When that beachside throbbing house beat has gotten too much, head to this 30-year-old rock 'n' roll stalwart. Check the Facebook page for event listings.
Theatre in Genoa

Teatro della Tosse

Casanova trod the boards of the city's oldest theatre, which dates from 1702.