Top Choice Jazz in Kraków

Harris Piano Jazz Bar

This active jazz haunt is housed in an atmospheric, intimate cellar space. Harris hosts jazz and blues bands most nights of the week from around 9.30pm, but try to arrive an hour earlier to get a seat (or book in ad…
Classical Music in Kraków

Filharmonia Krakowska

Home to one of the best orchestras in the country.
Jazz in Kraków

Jazz Club U Muniaka

Housed in a fine cellar, this is one of the best-known jazz outlets in Poland, the brainchild of saxophonist Janusz Muniak. There are concerts most nights from 8.30pm.
Jazz in Kraków

Piano Rouge

This sumptuous cellar jazz club and restaurant is decked out with classic sofas, red velvets, louche lampshades and billowing lengths of colourful silk. Live jazz every night at 10pm.
Jazz in Kraków

Piec' Art

Dark and inviting, this intimate basement bar is a seductive place for a drink even when it's quiet. Several times a week, there's live acoustic jazz, which makes it all the more appealing.
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…
Theatre in Kraków

Teatr Groteska

The ‘Grotesque Theatre’ stages mostly puppet shows and is well worth a visit. It’s 450m west of the Planty along ul Krupnicza. Note the troupe takes an annual summer break in July and August.
Opera in Kraków

Teatr im Słowackiego

This important theatre focuses on Polish classics and large-scale productions. It’s in a large and opulent building (1893) that’s patterned on the Paris Opera, and is northeast of the Rynek Główny.
Live Music in Kraków

Jazz Rock Café

Rock out almost any night of the week (from 9.30pm) in this inviting grungy bar. The place brings a post-industrial hipness to the Gothic cellar; staff are surprisingly friendly for it being so dark.
Live Music in Kraków


You can't beat Re for its excellent line-up of live music, which features indie rock bands from all over the world, playing up close and in your face. Even if you're not into the music, you'll love the shady courtya…