Top Choice Live Music in New Town

Kafe Antzokia

This is the vibrant heart of contemporary Basque Bilbao, featuring international rock, blues and reggae, as well as the cream of Basque rock-pop. Weekend concerts run from 10pm to 1am, followed by DJs until 5am. Dur…
Live Music in New Town

Euskalduna Palace

About 600m downriver from the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao is this modernist gem, built on the riverbank in a style that echoes the great shipbuilding works of the 19th century. The Euskalduna is home to the Bilbao Symph…
Live Music in New Town


Set in a former 17th-century church – La Merced – this multipurpose venue is best known for its rock, metal and pop-rock concerts. Bilborock also has film screenings, plays, poetry readings and workshops. Stop in or…
Theatre in New Town & Monte Igueldo

Teatro Victoria Eugenia

For over a hundred years the city's belle époque theatre has entertained the people of San Sebastián with a varied collection of theatre and classical music. It's also the main stage for the prestigious San Sebastiá…
Live Performance in Gros


An energetic and exciting array of performances are staged inside the beautifully designed Kursaal centre. These can vary from symphonic concerts and musicals to dance performances and rock shows. Check out the webs…
Theatre in Parte Vieja

Teatro Principal

San Sebastián's oldest theatre dates back to 1843, although it has been reconstructed over the years. Today the 540-seat hall hosts a packed calendar of theatre and dance performances.
Theatre in Old Town

Teatro Arriaga

The baroque facade of this venue commands the open spaces of El Arenal between the Casco Viejo and the river. It stages theatrical performances and classical music concerts.
Live Music in Parte Vieja

Altxerri Jazz Bar

This jazz-and-blues temple has regular live gigs by local and international artists. Jamming sessions take over on nights with no gig; there’s also an in-house art gallery.
Jazz in Parte Vieja


A late-night haunt near the harbour, which moves to dance music and grooves to jazz. There's a guest DJ most weeks.