Top Choice Traditional Music in Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian National Song & Dance Ensemble

The Mongolian National Song & Dance Ensemble puts on performances for tourists throughout the summer in the National Academic Drama Theatre. Shows are less frequently staged at the Cultural Palace on the northea…
Top Choice Drama in Ulaanbaatar

National Academic Drama Theatre

During most of the year, this large, red-hued theatre shows one of a dozen or so Mongolian-language productions by various playwrights from Mongolia, Russia and beyond. Don Quixote was playing when we last visited. …
Top Choice Folk Music in Ulaanbaatar

Altain Orgil

Well-known folklore ensemble that plays traditional Mongolian music, including long songs and throat singing. Their stage outfits are influenced by the robes worn by shaman. In summer they play 30-minute concerts ev…
Club in Ulaanbaatar

Face Club

The Face Club is a lively little place with a Tahitian theme. It has live bands and DJs. It’s the most centrally located nightclub in town.
Puppets in Ulaanbaatar

Puppet Theatre

Great if you are travelling with children.
Live Music in Ulaanbaatar

River Sounds

This is one of the best places to hear music as it’s a dedicated live-music venue with jazz bands and the occasional indie rock band. It's located behind the Foreign Ministry.
Opera in Ulaanbaatar

State Opera & Ballet Theatre

Built by the Russians in 1932, the State Opera & Ballet Theatre is the salmon-pinkish building on the southeast corner of Chinggis Khaan Sq. On Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the year, and sometimes als…
Cultural Centre in Ulaanbaatar

American Center for Mongolian Studies

Has a small library of books on Mongolia. Hosts occasional lectures by Western and Mongolian academics, authors and other people of interest (check the website for events).
Club in Ulaanbaatar


This is Ulaanbaatar’s biggest nightclub. Trance, techno and hip hop blares from the noisiest sound system on the steppes. It’s a little tricky to find; from the main road in the 3/4 District turn right just after th…
Club in Ulaanbaatar


Young, hip urbanites have discovered this nightclub buried in an industrial part of UB. It’s about 1km from Peace Bridge, along the canal; the entrance is through the alley, off the street. The shopping plaza here i…