Entertainment

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. Same-day tickets are often available.
Theatre in Bishkek

State Academic 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

Philharmonia

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

Circus

Shows, in what looks like a 1950s UFO, can be very impressive.
Theatre in Bishkek

Russian Drama Theatre

For classics in Russian.