Top ChoiceLive Music in Barrio del Carmen

Jimmy Glass

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 free, and also runs an annual jazz festival in...

Top ChoiceFootball in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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 stalled for several years, so for now it's still at...

Live Music in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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 rock also get a good airing. Check the website; tickets are...

Live Music in Western Valencia

Loco Club

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 €20. Some of the gigs are free for under-25s.

Opera in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

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

Live Performance in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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 to see what's coming up this month – it might be a Latin...

Puppet Theatre in Western Valencia

Teatro la Estrella

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 shows are more suited to non-Spanish-speaking kids than...

Basketball in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

Valencia Basket Club

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 football, the league habitually gets won by Real Madrid or...

Live Music in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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-established, reliable place; admission, including first...

Cinema in 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 lunchtime, and multilingual soundtracks are available. It's...

Dance in North Ciutat Vella

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 scene. Check its website for upcoming shows, which...

Performing Arts in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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. That long glass tube looks good, but it can get pretty hot...

Theatre in Valencia's Beaches

Teatre El Musical

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, dance, recitals and comedy, with some events appropriate for...

Live Performance in Western Valencia

Café del Duende

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 the show starts to avoid disappointment. Shows last about an...

Live Music in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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.

Live Music in Northern & Eastern Valencia

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.

Football in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Levante Unión Deportiva

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

Cinema in South Ciutat Vella


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

Theatre in South Ciutat Vella

Teatro Principal

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

Theatre in North Ciutat Vella

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 9pm Tuesday to Friday and before each performance.