Try stopping for some grub (mostly French or Italian) an hour or two before the show – you’ll skip the cover charge and catch some preconcert riffing. Friday nights see most of the live-music action during the summe…
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 the Rīga Ballet; locally born lad Mikhail Baryshnikov got hi…
5D flight experience in an impossible aircraft which can go under very small bridges and just above people's heads in busy streets. Films last for 10 minutes and there is almost no waiting time.
This is the main venue for the most popular spectator sports, ice hockey and basketball. The 10,000-seat venue hosts dance revues and pop concerts when it is not being used for sporting events.
Home to the acclaimed Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.
The legendary open-air concert hall (there is a roof, but no walls) has been around since 1897, though not in present shape. Dzintari was one of the most sought-out venues for Soviet musicians and comedians and cont…
A new elegant addition to the city's skyline, Gors is a large cultural centre that brands itself 'The embassy of Latgale'. Concerts, film shows, poetic readings – you name it – take place almost daily.
Obscured from view by Soviet Lego architecture, this art-deco gem was the first theatre in Rīga to show sound films. These days it specialises in art house, festival retrospectives and Latvian films.
Rīga’s multiplex has stadium seating, 14 screens and a cafe on the top floor. Expect the usual Hollywood fare and the occasional Latvian film.
Rīga’s largest modern theatre; it retains a lot of its original architectural elements from the Soviet era.