Entertainment

Spectator Sport in Arbat & Khamovniki

Luzhniki Stadium

This giant stadium (home to football club FC Torpedo) is the capital's largest, seating nearly 81,000 people. The stadium is part of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, which was the chief venue for the 1980 Summer Olympi…
Circus in Arbat & Khamovniki

Bolshoi Circus on Vernadskogo

This huge circus holds 3400 spectators, but the steep pitch means that everyone has a view of the action. The company includes hundreds of performers – mostly acrobats, but some animals too (bears, sea lions, monkey…
Theatre in Arbat & Khamovniki

Kuklachev Cat Theatre

At this unusual theatre, acrobatic cats do all kinds of stunts for the audience’s delight. Director Yury Kuklachev bristles at the use of the word 'train', claiming that the animals cannot be forced to do anything. …
Theatre in Arbat & Khamovniki

Moscow Children’s Musical Theatre

Founded by theatre legend Natalya Sats in 1965, this was the country’s first children’s theatre. Sats, apparently, was the inspiration for Prokofiev’s famous rendition of Peter and the Wolf, which is still among the…
Live Music in Arbat & Khamovniki

Rhythm Blues Cafe

If your dog got run over by a pick-up truck, you might find some comfort at the Rhythm Blues Cafe, with down-and-out live music every night, plus cold beer and a whole menu of salty cured meats. Great fun and a frie…
Cinema in Arbat & Khamovniki

Pioner Cinema

Almost all of the films shown in Russia are dubbed into the Russian language, but this cinema theatre is a pleasant exception. Apart from sticking with the original language, it screens festival and art-house films …
Jazz in Arbat & Khamovniki

Arbat 13

The retro decor and friendly service create a great vibe at this cool underground music club. There are live jazz performances on Thursday and Sunday, and karaoke on the other nights. Food, wine and cocktails are fa…