Entertainment in Kyrgyzstan

  • Entertainment 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 performance start times.

  • Entertainment 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.

  • Entertainment in Bishkek

    Philharmonia

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

  • Entertainment 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 carcass), and er enish (horseback wrestling).

  • Entertainment 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).

  • Entertainment in Bishkek

    Kyrgyz National Conservatory

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