Must-see entertainment in Myanmar (Burma)

  • Mintha Theater


    Colourfully costumed dancers perform around 10 dances from a larger repertoire. Some give human form to traditional stories of local folklore, while…

  • Myanmar Marionette Theater


    At this puppet theatre, colourful marionettes expressively re-create snippets of traditional tales on a tiny stage. Occasionally a curtain is lifted so…

  • Goethe Villa


    This German cultural organisation occupies a beautifully restored villa dating from the 1920s. Apart from language classes, the library and a cafe in the…

  • Moustache Brothers


    This classic a-nyeint group became world famous in the 1990s when their jokes and rants against the Myanmar government brought them a string of prison…

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    Karaweik Palace


    Although the buffet meal served here is universally slated, the stage inside this concrete replica of a Burmese royal barge is the only place in Yangon…

  • Nay Pyi Daw Cinema


    Along with the neighbouring Shae Saung Cinema, this is one of the busiest movie houses in Yangon, screening local films, Hollywood staples and Bollywood…

  • Bogyoke Aung San Stadium


    This ageing 40,000-seat stadium, opposite Yangon Central Train Station, is the home ground for Yangon United FC and used for football matches in the…

  • Mingalar Diamond Cineplex


    Hidden on the 5th floor of this big shopping centre are a three-screen cinema, several fast-food eateries and a concert hall with occasional Myanmar rap…

  • Mandalar Thiri Stadium


    Large stadium seating more than 31,000 people that's home to Mandalay's Yadarbon FC. It's south of downtown, out near the old airport.

  • Aung Myanmar Puppet Show


    Aung Myanmar Puppet Show has two nightly, 30-minute shows of traditional Myanmar puppetry. It's behind the Nandawunn Hotel.

  • National Theatre


    Opened in 1991, the National Theatre is a boxy modern structure, which little reflects traditional Burmese architecture. The venue is occasionally used…

  • Win-Win 35


    A small stage in the garden of this recently renovated and spacious beer station provides live music from local bands, usually featuring covers of Burmese…

  • American Center


    The centre hosts occasional events and has a library with a collection of 18,000 volumes, including a good Myanmar section.

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