Entertainment in Eastern Siberia

  • Entertainment in Tuva

    Tuvan National Orchestra

    The Tuvan National Orchestra has a large studio within the Centre for Tuvan Culture – between 10am and 2pm most weekdays tourists are welcome to sit in on their rehearsal sessions.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk

    Dom Kino

    A place to watch sophisticated art-house cinema, often shown in the original language, with Russian subtitles.

  • Entertainment in Irkutsk

    Rock'n'Roll Pub

    Head to this cheap no-frills pub and diner to check what Siberian and indie music are about.

  • Entertainment in Irkutsk


    A slick entertainment centre with four bars, frequent live gigs and DJ parties.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk

    Mod's Bar

    This new and smarter-than-usual nightlife venue, located inside Grand Hall Siberia in Vzlyotka area (east of the centre), runs DJ and live-music events, as well as dance and art performances during weekends. Thursday karaoke night features a live band that can smooth out even the lousiest singing.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk

    Opera-Ballet Theatre

    The architecturally nondescript Opera-Ballet Theatre has daily performances of productions such as Carmen, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet starting in the early evening, October to June.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk

    Burton Bar

    A far-flung indie rock and 'intellectual hip-hop' (whatever that is!) venue run by fans of the film director Tim Burton.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk

    Rock-Jazz Kafe

    This dark venue showcases live bands around an upturned motorcycle from 10pm most days.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk


    The Philharmonia has three concert halls showcasing folk, jazz and classical music.

  • Entertainment in Krasnoyarsk

    Puppet Theatre

    Classic Russian puppet shows such as Chuk i Gek, Doktor Aybolit and Goldilocks for kids and adults alike.

  • Entertainment in Irkutsk

    Okhlopkov Drama Theatre

    Shakespeare, Russian classics and local playwright Vampilov staged regularly (in Russian) from September to June.

  • Entertainment in Irkutsk

    Philharmonic Hall

    Historic building staging regular children’s shows and musical programs from jazz to classical.