Opera in Almaty

Abay State Opera & Ballet Theatre

Almaty’s top cultural venue stages three or four performances a week at 5pm or 6.30pm. Some get sold out a week or more ahead. Popular favourites such as Swan Lake, La Bohème, Aida and Carmen are among the regular s…
Live Music in Karaganda


Elvis is a fun place to listen to live rock and roll, jazz or blues (nightly from 10pm), drink some beer and eat good food – especially in the open air in summer.
Live Music in Karaganda

Svintsovy Dirizhabl

Karaganda is a Kazakh rock music hot spot and 'Lead Zeppelin' is the top club for live bands. Gigs typically run from about 7pm to 11pm, on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Name bands from Russia appear every couple of w…
Spectator Sport in Almaty


Horse races and occasionally kokpar, take place several kilometres north of the centre. Get someone to call ahead and see what’s on.
Concert Venue in Almaty

Palace of the Republic

Stages assorted musical events including pop concerts.
Traditional Music in Almaty

Sazgen Sazy