Entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in Kraków

Harris Piano Jazz Bar

This lively jazz haunt is housed in an atmospheric, intimate cellar space right on the Rynek Główny. Harris hosts jazz and blues bands most nights of the week from around 9.30pm, but try to arrive an hour earlier to…
Live Music in Gdańsk

Klub Morza Zejman

This salty warren of crusty old sea hands on Spichlerze Island has a delightfully tumble-down feel. Most nights sailors and their wives just meet up for beers around the bar, but Thursday evenings (and occasionally …
Classical Music in Warsaw

Filharmonia Narodowa

Home of the world-famous National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Poland, founded in 1901, this venue has a concert hall (enter from ul Sienkiewicza 10) and a chamber-music hall (enter from ul Moniuszki 5), both…
Theatre in Kraków

Narodowy Stary Teatr

This is the city’s best-known theatre company and it has attracted the cream of its actors. To overcome the language barrier, pick a Shakespeare play you know well from the repertoire, and take in the distinctive Po…
Classical Music in Poznań

Filharmonia

This musical institution holds concerts at least weekly by the house symphony orchestra. Poznań also has Poland’s best boys' choir, the Poznańskie Słowiki (Poznań Nightingales), who can be heard here. Buy tickets at…
Live Music in Kielce

Dom Środowisk Twórczych

One of the best music venues in town, offering temporary exhibitions and live music (depending on the night, from classical to rock and jazz) in a resplendent but relaxed open-air space in a backyard garden. There's…
Puppet Theatre in Lublin

Teatr Im H Ch Andersena

Performances are in Polish, but the puppets of Hans Christian Andersen can be enjoyed in any language. Check the website for show times. BBuy tickets at the venue box office during the day, or two hours before the p…
Live Music in Warsaw

Tygmont

Hosting both local and international acts, the live music here (occasionally including jazz) is both varied and plentiful. Concerts start around 10pm; it fills up early, so either reserve a table or turn up at openi…
Live Music in Poznań

Alligator

Simultaneously happening and laid-back, this venue is in a prime position on the Rynek. Friendly crowds sit drinking and eating in the dimly lit interior, and the bar serves decent cocktails. There's live music ever…
Classical Music in Lublin

Filharmonia Lubelska

This large auditorium stages classical and contemporary music concerts. It’s located about 2km southwest of the Old Town. Buy tickets at the venue box office during the day or two hours before the show starts on the…