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.
A place to watch sophisticated art-house cinema, often shown in the original language, with Russian subtitles.
Head to this cheap no-frills pub and diner to check what Siberian and indie music are about.
A slick entertainment centre with four bars, frequent live gigs and DJ parties.
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. Thursda…
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.
A far-flung indie rock and 'intellectual hip-hop' (whatever that is!) venue run by fans of the film director Tim Burton.
This dark venue showcases live bands around an upturned motorcycle from 10pm most days.
The Philharmonia has three concert halls showcasing folk, jazz and classical music.
Classic Russian puppet shows such as Chuk i Gek, Doktor Aybolit and Goldilocks for kids and adults alike.