Must-see entertainment in Latvia

  • Dzintari Concert Hall


    This legendary open-air concert hall (there is a roof, but no walls) dates back to 1897. Now modernised, there are two stages – one large and one small –…

  • New Rīga Theatre

    Central Rīga

    Important and contemporary repertory theatre. Attracts big names like Mikhail Baryshnikov, who premiered his play White Helicopter here in 2019. Many…

  • Rīga Cathedral

    Old Rīga

    Short organ concerts are held in the evening throughout the week, with lengthier performances on Friday nights. Buy tickets in advance in summer.

  • Great Guild

    Old Rīga

    Home to the acclaimed Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Great Guild dates to 1854.

  • K Suns

    Central Rīga

    An artsy cinema that shows mostly indie films.

  • KK fon Stricka Villa

    Brasa & Teika

    This old and dishevelled mansion with a weedy yard hosts events through the year. During summer there are evening concerts (often on Wednesday) spanning…

  • Latvian National Opera

    Central Rīga

    With a hefty international reputation as one of the finest opera companies in all of Europe, the national opera is the pride of Latvia. It's also home to…

  • Kino Citadele

    Central Rīga

    Rīga’s multiplex has stadium seating, 14 screens and a cafe on the top floor, high above the Stockmann supermarket. Expect Hollywood fare, with many films…

  • Great Amber Concert Hall


    This bold seven-storey concert hall is a vision in amber glass that's meant to mark the start of a shinier future for Liepāja. It books all manner of acts…

  • Dailes Theatre

    Brasa & Teika

    Rīga’s largest modern theatre; it retains many of its original architectural elements from the Soviet era. Presents a varied calendar of contemporary…

  • Splendid Palace

    Central Rīga

    Obscured from view by Soviet Lego architecture, this art deco gem specialises in art house, festival retrospectives and Latvian films.

  • Concert Hall Latvia


    A stunning architectural statement, this new concert and music hall hosts everything from pop to classical performances.

  • Palladium

    Central Rīga

    The architecturally significant Palladium is a modernised venue that holds 2000 and attracts top acts.

  • Arena Rīga


    This is the main venue for the most popular spectator sports: ice hockey and basketball. The 10,000-seat venue also hosts dance revues and concerts.

  • Mūzikas nams Daile

    Central Rīga

    This former cinema is a concert venue, specialising in acoustic and classical music.

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