Rome entertainment

Top Choice Concert Venue in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Auditorium Parco della Musica

The hub of Rome's thriving cultural scene, the Auditorium is the capital's premier concert venue. Its three concert halls offer superb acoustics, and together with a 3000-seat open-air arena, stage everything from c…
Arts Centre in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Nuovo Cinema Palazzo

Students, artists and activists are breathing new life into San Lorenzo's former Palace Cinema with a bevy of exciting creative happenings: think film screenings, theatre performances, DJs, concerts, live music, bre…
Live Music in Southern Rome

Caffè Letterario

Caffè Letterario is an intellectual hang-out housed in the funky, somewhat underground, post-industrial space of a former garage. It combines designer looks, a bookshop, gallery, co-working space, performance area a…
Opera in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Rome's premier opera house boasts a dramatic red-and-gold interior, a Fascist 1920s exterior and an impressive history: it premiered both Puccini's Tosca and Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Opera and ballet perform…
Opera in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Terme di Caracalla

The hulking ruins of this vast 3rd-century baths complex set the memorable stage for the Teatro dell'Opera's summer season of music and ballet, with shows by big-name Italian and international performers.
Stadium in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Stadio Olimpico

A trip to Rome’s impressive Stadio Olimpico offers an unforgettable insight into Rome’s sporting heart. Throughout the football season (late August to May) there’s a game on most Sundays featuring one of the city's …
Live Music in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Lettere Caffè

Like books? Poetry? Blues and jazz? Then you’ll love this place: a clutter of bar stools and books, where there are regular live gigs, poetry slams, comedy and gay nights, plus DJ sets playing electronic, indie and …
Theatre in Centro Storico

Teatro Argentina

Founded in 1732, Rome’s top theatre is one of three managed by the Teatro di Roma along with the Teatro India and Teatro di Villa Torlonia. Rossini’s Barber of Seville premiered here in 1816, and these days it stage…
Live Music in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Charity Café

Think narrow space, spindly tables, dim lighting and laid-back vibe: this is a place to snuggle down and listen to some slinky live jazz or blues. Civilised, relaxed, untouristy and very Monti. Gigs usually take pla…
Jazz in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati


Intimate, underground and hard to find – look for the discreet black door near the corner – Rome's most celebrated jazz club draws top Italian and international performers and a respectful cosmopolitan crowd. Book a…