Valencia entertainment

Top Choice Live 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 October/Novem…
Top Choice Football 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 Mestalla, …
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 so…
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

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 dance…
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 othe…
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 Barcelo…
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 drink…
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 definite…