Vientiane entertainment

Live Music in Vientiane

Wind West

A roadhouse-style bar and restaurant, Wind West has live Lao and Western rock music most nights. The music usually starts about 9pm and finishes around 1pm. Depending on the night it can be heaving, or completely de…
Arts Centre in Vientiane

Institut Français du Laos

Dance, art exhibitions, literary discussions and live music all take place in this Gallic hive of cultural activity. As well as cult French films – shown Wednesdays at 2.30pm (kids) and Fridays at 6.30pm (adults) – …
Theatre in Vientiane

Lao National Opera Theatre

This state-sponsored performance venue features a smorgasbord of Lao entertainment ranging from self-proclaimed 'Lao oldies' to Lao boxing and traditional performances of Pha Lak Pha Lam, the Lao version of the Indi…
Performing Arts in Vientiane

National Circus

The old 'Russian Circus' established in the 1980s is now known as Hong Kanyasin. It performs from time to time in this National Circus venue, in the north of town. It has mainly acrobatic performances plus clowns. C…
Live Music in Vientiane

Anou Cabaret

On the ground floor of the Anou Paradise Hotel, the cabaret has been swinging along here for years. It's a funny place, with old crooners and a palpable 1960s feel.
Theatre in Vientiane

Lao National Culture Hall

This huge government building occasionally plays host to government-approved dance or musical performances.