Must-see entertainment in Valencia

  • Jimmy Glass

    Barrio del Carmen

    Atmospheric Jimmy Glass is just what a jazz bar should be, with dim lighting and high-octane cocktails. It has four live performances a week, many of them…

  • Valencia Club de Fútbol


    The city's principal team, and a major player in Spanish football, with famously demanding fans. A move to a new ground in the city's northwest has been…

  • Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía southern view.

    Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

    L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

    A spectacular arts venue, part of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, that offers mostly opera, but also concerts and recitals.

  • Wah Wah


    For many, Wah Wah remains Valencia’s hottest venue for live music, especially for underground and international indie, though classic Spanish garage and…

  • Loco Club

    Western Valencia

    This popular, long-established venue puts on bands and solo acts, usually between Thursday and Saturday. Entry, depending on the band of the day, is €5 to…

  • Hemisfèric with boats.


    L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

    The unblinking heavy-lidded eye of the Hemisfèric is at once planetarium, IMAX cinema and laser show. Sessions are roughly hourly, with a break at…

  • Fusion Art


    This cooperative space can be used by anyone who puts forward a proposal for a regular class or activity or a one-off event or performance. Check online…

  • Valencia Basket Club

    L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

    Valencia's basketball team has had a pretty good time of it in the top division (Liga ACB) in recent years, winning the title in 2017, though, as in…

  • Teatro la Estrella

    Western Valencia

    This puppet theatre puts on weekend shows aimed at families. It's a rather enchanting spot, and you can see some of the puppets displayed beforehand. Some…

  • Black Note


    Valencia’s most active venue for jazz, boogaloo, funk and soul, Black Note has live music around midnight most nights and good canned sounds. It's a well…

  • Espacio Inestable


    This edgy space presents innovative movement and dance of sometimes spectacular quality. It's a notable reference point of Valencia's alternative cultural…

  • Palau de la Música


    Perched over the dry riverbed, this is an attractive venue hosting mainly classical-music recitals; it's the home base of Valencia's principal orchestra…

  • Teatre El Musical

    Valencia's Beaches

    With an outrageously tall door, this theatre is in the heart of the Cabanyal barrio, by a church, and offers a community-involved program of theatre,…

  • Café del Duende

    Western Valencia

    This intimate spot has decent-quality, reasonably authentic flamenco performances four nights a week. It's quite small, so it's worth queuing up before…

  • Sala Matisse


    This atmospheric bar and venue generally has live gigs at least weekly, mostly light Spanish rock, but also bringing in some touring international acts.

  • 16 Toneladas


    This spacious rock venue down the side of the bus station has regular live acts and also functions as a nightclub. Think €8 to €10 entry.

  • Levante Unión Deportiva


    Levante is Valencia's second major soccer team. In recent years it has spent its time between the top two divisions.

  • Filmoteca


    This cinema in the Teatro Rialto building screens undubbed classic and art-house films for a pittance (€2.50).

  • Teatro Principal


    One of Valencia’s main venues for theatre, dating from the mid-19th century, with varied programming.

  • Teatre Talia


    This attractive, medium-sized central theatre dates from the 1920s and has a varied program of comedy, cabaret and drama. The ticket office is open 6pm to…

  • Cines Babel


    Multiscreen Babel shows exclusively undubbed films and runs a pleasant cafe. Admission prices are lower midweek, with Wednesday being substantially…

  • Sala Russafa


    Established relatively recently, this Russafa theatre holds plays, dance and movement, often aimed at families.

  • Aragó Cinema


    Reopened by a cooperative, this classic cinema puts on original-version art-house films at excellent prices.

  • Teatre Micalet

    Western Valencia

    There's a wide cultural offering here, from folk music to cutting-edge theatre, mostly in Valenciano.

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