Jazz in Rīga

Bites Blues Club

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…
Opera in Rīga

Latvian National Opera

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…
Cinema in Rīga

Splendid Palace

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.
Cinema in Rīga

Look at Riga

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.
Live Music in Rīga

Arena Rīga

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.
Cinema in Rīga

Kino Citadele

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.
Theatre in Rīga

Dailes Theatre

Rīga’s largest modern theatre; it retains a lot of its original architectural elements from the Soviet era.
Cinema in Rīga

K Suns

An artsy cinema that projects mostly indie films on its one screen. Popcorn and soft drinks available.
Concert Venue in Rīga


The former cinema has started a new life as a concert venue, seemingly specialising in acoustic music.
Live Music in Rīga

Sapņu Fabrika

Housed in a former industrial plant, the ‘Dream Factory’ hosts live bands, hip-hop and electronica.