Top Choice Traditional Music in Ulaanbaatar

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 singers, dancers and contortionists. It’s a great chance t…
Opera in Ulaanbaatar

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 corner of Sükhbaatar Sq. On Saturday and Sunday evenings…
Jazz in Ulaanbaatar

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 play here (check the Facebook page for upcoming events). You don…
Theatre 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. You can buy tickets in advance through Easy Tic…
Live Music in Ulaanbaatar

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 nights, and during the week it's a rock bar and restaurant. Th…
Puppet Theatre in Ulaanbaatar

Puppet Theatre

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

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 training for the various sports. Late afternoon is the best.
Cinema in Ulaanbaatar

Gegeeten Entertainment Centre

Modern cinema complex screening the latest Hollywood releases.
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.
Spectator Sport in Ulaanbaatar

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.