Madagascar entertainment

Performing Arts in Antananarivo

Institut Français Madagascar

Antananarivo’s foremost cultural venue hosts excellent concerts, theatre events, dance performances, art exhibitions and film screenings almost daily. Pop in to pick up the bimonthly schedule or check it online. Boo…
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Alliance Française

The Alliance Française is housed in a magnificently restored art deco–style building, formerly the Grande Bazaar, which is worth a look on its own. There are regular art exhibitions here, along with film screenings,…
Concert Venue in Antananarivo

Théâtre de Verdure

This amphitheatre has occasional shows featuring artists from the Madagascan charts, as well as regular gospel-music or church-choir concerts that set the crowd on fire. Tickets are generally very cheap.
Live Music in Antananarivo

Hôtel Le Glacier

This slightly disreputable bar has cabaret, bands and traditional music performances every night of the week; it’s always full and the atmosphere is good.
Live Performance in Antananarivo

Le Café de la Gare

The stylish Café de la Gare holds regular live music sessions and themed nights (Halloween etc). Events are free, just get yourself a drink.