Major Mexican and visiting rock and pop artists take the stage at the 10,000-seat Auditorio Nacional. The adjoining Lunario del Auditorio is a large club reserved mostly for jazz and folk acts.
Behind the Auditorio Nacional, the Centro Cultural del Bosque features six theaters, including the Teatro de la Danza, dedicated to modern dance. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, children’s plays and puppet shows …
A warehouse-sized venue for touring rock, world-music and salsa stars. With excellent sound, a wall-length bar and a dance floor for thousands, this is one of Mexico City's best concert halls. It’s best reached by t…
A theater within a club (La Bodega), this classic cabaret venue showcases some of Mexico’s more offbeat performers. Afterwards, catch top-notch Cuban son combos over a rum-based mojito.
Some visionary developers took a historic building and transformed its stonewalled ground level into a restaurant-bar for various cultural happenings, especially rock and electronica gigs.
With liberal doses of politically and sexually irreverent comedy and a genre-bending musical program, this alternative cabaret is appropriately located in Frida Kahlo’s old stomping ground.
Once a red-light venue, this cabaret has been reborn in the age of irony as a cradle of kitsch, with hilarious drag shows featuring traditional Mexican songstresses. Tickets go fast.
Built in 1918 and modeled after Milan's La Scala opera house, this lavishly restored 1300-seat hall gets some of the more interesting touring acts in music, dance and theater.
Mexican alternative-rock bands and the occasional imported act perform in this ornate two-story house with antique furnishings and vintage touches throughout.