Must-see entertainment in Warsaw

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    Teatr Wielki

    Dating from 1833, destroyed in WWII and rebuilt to Antonio Corazzi's original design in 1965, this magnificent building is home to the Polish National…

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    Filharmonia Narodowa

    Home of the world-famous National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Poland, the National Philharmonic was founded in 1901. Destroyed during WWII, it was…

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    Teatr Powszechny

    With three auditoriums of different sizes, this repertory theatre company stages an impressive range of works from both international and local…

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    Nowy Teatr

    Offering many performances with English subtitles this is one of the best places in Warsaw to catch contemporary drama. Based in an artfully converted…

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    Teatr Dramatyczny

    At the vanguard of the dramatic arts in Warsaw is this storied-theatre company based in a wing of the Palace of Culture & Science. There are two stages –…

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    The framed photo on the wall of Laura Palmer, heroine of Twin Peaks, clues you into the David Lynch TV and movie theme of this live music and bar venue…

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    There are eight auditoriums, several of them quite grand, at this multiplex cinema housed in the Palace of Culture & Science. A good range of films are…

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    Warszawa Opera Kameralna

    Performs a repertoire ranging from medieval mystery plays to contemporary works, but is most famous for its performances of Mozart’s operas.

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    Legia Warsaw

    To give it its full official name, the Marshall Józef Piłsudski's Municipal Stadium is the home stadium of the city's football (soccer) team Legia Warsaw,…

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    Służewiec Racecourse

    Warsaw's main racecourse since 1939 is around 10km south of the city centre. Events are held most weekends between late April and mid-November – the most…

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    One of Warsaw’s biggest and longest-running live-music stages, Stodoła is a great place to catch local and touring singers and bands. It started out in…

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    Studio Teatr­ga­le­ria

    Don't come here expecting anything like light entertainment or comedy. Studio specialises in challenging, avant garde plays and performances. The theatre…

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    Royal Theatre

    Polska Opera Królewska regularly perform concerts and operas in this intimate and authentic 18th-century court theatre featuring beautiful stucco and…

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    Teatr Narodowy

    The National Theatre has a legendary history of over 250 years. Its productions are mounted on three stages: the 625-seat main theatre Bogusławski's Room;…

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    Kino Iluzjon

    Occupying a heritage building, designed in Mieczysław Piprek and completed in 1950, Kino Iluzjon is a branch of the National Film Archive. As such, it…

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    Teatr Żydowsk

    This theatre's full name is Teatr Żydowski im Estery Rachel i Idy Kamińskich. It stages many of its productions in Yiddish, but Polish and English…

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    Kino Syrena

    From Tuesday to Thursday at 5pm, the 70-minute documentary The River of Treasures about sculptures lying for 350 years at the bottom of the Vistula River…

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    Time For Chopin

    Virtuoso pianists play daily concerts in the gallery hall of the Association of Polish Art Photographers, so while enjoying piano recitals you can also…

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    Best of Chopin Concerts

    Each month five professional pianists, all virtuosos who have given recitals at major venues around the world, play daily concerts of Chopin's most famous…

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    Teatr Roma

    Theatre staging big-budget international musicals, such as Mamma Mia, or the ever-popular Deszczowa Piosenka (aka Singin' in the Rain). There's also a…