Entertainment in Canton of Zürich

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    Theater Neumarkt

    Regularly hitting the headlines for its controversial plays, the Theater Neumarkt shows contemporary and experimental productions in a converted guild house. It also has a charming cafe-bar and a restaurant with a beautiful, shaded garden.

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    Rote Fabrik

    With a fabulous lakeside location, this multifaceted performing-arts centre stages rock, jazz and hip-hop concerts, original-language films, and theatre and dance performances. There’s also a bar and a restaurant. Take bus 161 or 165 from Bürkliplatz.

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    RiffRaff Kino

    From Jim Jarmusch films and Bollywood flicks to independent Swiss productions, this art-house four-screen cinema is a cinephile hot spot. Films have been shown at this address since 1913 when the old Volkstheater projected its first silent movie here. The attached bistro-bar is a great place to hang out and philosophise about the silver screen.

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    Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo

    Offering workshops for teenagers by day, this cultural hub hosts parties and concerts at night. The musical spectrum ranges from hip-hop to metal and punk and the entry price is always reasonable. Arrive early and hang out by the riverside as the locals do.

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    Helsinki

    A leftover hut from the area’s industrial days, the Helsinki attracts people of all tastes and ages for its low-lit, relaxed band scene. On Sundays, catch house band Hollander Trio from Hell (country, rockabilly, rock, blues, even polka!); other nights, the eclectic mix ranges from soul and funk to hip-hop and tango. From Hauptbahnhof, take any train to Hardbrücke.

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    Kosmos

    Cinema, events hall, bookshop, bistro, bar: Kosmos has many faces. The cinema screens art-house movies, and an extensive events list ranges from readings by literary stars such as as Arundhati Roy to discussion panels on politics, philosophy and the arts. Round off your visit with a cocktail in the lively bar.

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    Bogen F

    This vibrant performance space, attached to its eponymous cafe in Kreis 5's Viadukt complex, brings in indie bands from all over the world (recent performers hail from as far away as the US, Canada, Sweden, South Africa and Japan).

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    Opernhaus

    Behind an opulent neoclassical facade, the city’s premier opera house enjoys a worldwide reputation and stages top-drawer concerts, opera and ballet productions. There's also a terrific line-up of opera for children.

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    Moods

    Though this is one of Zürich's top jazz spots, other musical genres including funk, hip hop, swing, Latin and world music also grab the occasional spot on its busy calendar.

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    Tonhalle

    An opulent venue used by Zürich’s orchestra and chamber orchestra.

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    Letzigrund Stadium

    Local football team FC Zürich (www.fcz.ch) plays here. It's also a venue for big-name concerts: Metallica, the Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams and Depeche Mode have all performed here in recent years.

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    Schauspielhaus

    Classic and cutting-edge plays take to the three stages at this huge theatre.

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    Kino Xenix

    Xenix is an independent art-house cinema with a bar in Züri-West.