Features Western and Kyrgyz orchestral works and the occasional Kyrgyz song-and-dance troupe. The kassa (ticket office) is on the west side.
For classics in Russian.
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.
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. Same-day tickets are often available.
Shows, in what looks like a 1950s UFO, can be very impressive.