Lima & Around entertainment

Theatre in Lima

Microteatro Lima

The theater is anything but dry or about high society, at least as far as this tiny locale is concerned. A rotating roster of directors and actors changes weekly, offering up plays of just 15 minutes, performed in a…
Club in Lima

Sargento Pimienta

A reliable spot in Barranco whose name means ‘Sergeant Pepper.’ The barn-like club hosts various theme nights and occasional live bands.
Club in Lima

Jazz Zone

A variety of jazz, folk, cumbia (Colombian salsa-like dance and musical style), flamenco, comedy and other acts at this intimate, well-recommended club on the eastern side of Miraflores.
Arts Center in Lima

Centro Cultural de España

A full range of offerings, including a roomy 1st-floor gallery that puts on some of Lima’s most intriguing contemporary art exhibits. Also has a library (closes 7pm).
Live Music in Lima

La Noche

This well-known tri-level bar is the spot to see rock, punk and Latin music acts in Lima, though drinks could be better.
Live Music in Lima

Cocodrilo Verde

With great bands that range from popular music to jazz and bossa nova, this hip lounge is good for a night out.
Traditional Music in Lima

Brisas del Titicaca Asociacion Cultural

A lauded folklórica show near Plaza Bolognesi downtown, in an enormous venue.
Theatre in Lima

Teatro Británico

Hosts a variety of worthwhile productions, including plays in English.
Stadium in Lima

Estadio Nacional

Fútbol is the national obsession, and Peru’s Estadio Nacional, off cuadras 7 to 9 of Paseo de la República, is the venue for the most important matches and other events. Teleticket has listings and sales.
Horse Racing in Lima

Hipódromo de Monterrico

Located at the junction of the Panamericana Sur and Av Javier Prado, the horse track has races three to four days a week, times vary.