Bishkek entertainment

Stadium in Bishkek

Ak-Kula Hippodrome

On national holidays, this stadium is the venue for competitions of national sports such as at chabysh (horse race over 20km to 30km), ulak-tartysh (traditional pololike game played with a headless goat/sheep/calf c…
Theatre in Bishkek

State Opera & Ballet Theatre

Classical and local productions are staged in this elegant building, usually starting at 5pm Friday to Sunday, autumn to spring. Check the billboards outside for upcoming shows. Tickets are often available up until …
Arts Centre in Bishkek

Asanbay Center

This smart exhibition space hosts a wide variety of events and rotating exhibits, and the Georgian restaurant on the second-floor terrace makes a great spot to grab a drink or dinner.
Concert Venue in Bishkek


Features Western and Kyrgyz orchestral works and the occasional Kyrgyz song-and-dance performance. The kassa (ticket office) is on the west side.
Theatre in Bishkek

Kyrgyz National Drama Theatre

On the east side of Panfilov Park, this is the place for popular Kyrgyz-language works (more often than not written by Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstan’s premier man of words).
Concert Venue in Bishkek

Kyrgyz National Conservatory

Open to the public for occasional performances. Consult local event-listing websites for schedules.
Theatre in Bishkek

Russian Drama Theatre

For classic plays in Russian.