Top ChoiceJazz in Old Town

Harris Piano Jazz Bar

Lively jazz haunt housed in an atmospheric, intimate cellar right on the Main Market Square. Harris hosts jazz and blues bands most nights from around 9.30pm, but try to arrive at least an hour earlier to get a...

Cinema in Western Kraków

Kino Kijów Centrum

Loved by Cracovians for its retro '60s, communist-era design and architecture, Kijów is one of many independent cinemas in Kraków. It's also home to a film cafe (open from 10am to 10pm) and club featuring live...

Live Music in Kraków

Klub Kwadrat

This popular student club is a great place to catch up-and-coming Polish rock and indie groups, as well as visiting international acts. Check the website for what's on. Buy tickets at the door. The club is about...

Live Music in Old Town

Piwnica Pod Baranami

This 'Cellar Under the Rams' has been a legendary place since it came into being in 1956 as a 'literary cabaret'. Nowadays, the program is a bit sporadic, but the space continues to host a summer jazz festival in...

Theatre in Old Town

Stary Theatre

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...

Opera in Old Town

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 Main Market Square. Shows...

Cinema in Old Town

Kino Pod Baranami

The Cinema Under the Rams is hidden inside a historic palace on a corner of the Main Market Square. There are three screening rooms given over to the best independent Polish and international cinema. Polish films...

Opera in Eastern Kraków

Opera Krakowska

The Kraków Opera performs in the strikingly modern building at the Mogilskie roundabout. The setting is decidedly 21st century, but the repertoire spans the ages, incorporating everything from Verdi to Bernstein.

Classical Music in Western Kraków

Kraków Philharmonic

Home to one of Poland's best orchestras. Check the website for a calendar of events. Buy tickets at the box office during working hours or an hour ahead of the performance.

Cabaret in Kazimierz

Club Cabaret

This red-velvet club harking back to the 1920s, both in appearance and programme, sponsors all types of shows from cabaret to burlesque, theatre, folk and just about anything else. Regular drag-queen revues are...

Live Music in Old Town

Szpitalna 1

Awesome live music club and cocktail bar with an eclectic programme of electronica, rock and occasional stand-up comedy nights. The cocktail menu is equally eclectic, with lots of retro faves like Pina Coladas,...

Performing Arts in Kraków

ICE Kraków Congress Centre

Kraków's gleaming congress centre, across the river from Kazimierz, hosts a wide range of events, from trade fairs and music concerts to theatrical performances. There's an updated calendar on the website. Find a...

Live Music in Kazimierz

Oliwa Pub

Oliwa Pub

This threadbare bar is one of the best venues in town for live rock and you'll find performances downstairs most weekends. Even if you don't happen to catch a show, relax over a beer and enjoy a stream of oldies...

Cinema in Western Kraków

Kino Agrafka

Kino Agrafka

This small but stylish cinema is housed inside a YMCA building not far from the Planty. It has just one screening room, but runs a regular repertoire of current, cult and foreign films. All are either shown or...

Concert Venue in Wawel Hill & Around

Church of SS Peter & Paul

Hosts evening concerts of Vivaldi, Bach, Chopin and Strauss throughout the week, performed by the Cracow Chamber Orchestra of St Maurice. Buy tickets at the door before the concert or at any InfoKraków tourist...

Live Music in Old Town



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...

Concert Venue in Old Town

Chopin Concert Hall

A 15th-century townhouse and the primary venue for nightly piano recitals of music by Fryderyk Chopin, Poland's best-known composer. Check the website for details. Buy tickets at the venue or by phone.

Theatre in Western 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.

Jazz in Old Town

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.

Spectator Sport in Western Kraków

Stadion Miejski

The home pitch for Poland's most successful football club, Wisła Kraków, which has won several national championships in the past decade. Buy tickets online or at the stadium's Fan Zone.