Must see entertainment in Ulaanbaatar

  • Top Choice

    Tumen Ekh National Song & Dance Ensemble

    The Tumen Ekh Song & Dance Ensemble at the State Youth & Children’s Theatre is the most popular tourist cultural show in town, featuring traditional…

  • 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,…

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    State Opera & Ballet Theatre

    Built by the Russians in 1932 (look for the Soviet stars on the columns), the State Opera & Ballet Theatre is the salmon-pinkish building on the southeast…

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    UB Jazz Club

    As the name suggests, this is a dedicated jazz club – the only one in Ulaanbaatar. There's live music nightly at around 9pm. A rotating group of bands…

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    Gandan Live House

    UB's premier live-music venue is this boozy club that hosts local bands playing anything from indie rock to electronica. Music is on Friday and Saturday…

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    Puppet Theatre

    Great if you are travelling with children, with three performances a week. Days and times change monthly, so call ahead.

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    Central Sports Palace

    Wrestling, judo, basketball and boxing are held at the Central Sports Palace during the year. If you're in the area drop by and you can usually watch…

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    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…

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    Wrestling Palace

    For wrestling outside of Naadam, check out the schedule at the Wrestling Palace, which is the ger-shaped building south of the Chinggis Khaan Hotel.

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    Latest Hollywood releases screened in English.

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    River Sounds

    A dedicated live-music venue where folk head for dinner with a show, including jazz bands and the occasional indie rock band. It's located behind the…

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    Örgöö 2 Cinema

    This comfortable theatre has air-conditioned halls and a modern projection system screening the latest Hollywood releases.