There are plenty of cinemas around town. Most screen Tunisian or Egyptian films, Bollywood-style action movies or soft porn, but you’ll also find recent Hollywood offerings dubbed into French. The local press has listings.

All theatre productions are in French or Arabic; live-music productions feature both traditional Tunisian and European music.


Three of the 14 soccer teams in the Tunisian first division are from Tunis, including traditional rivals Club Africain and Espérance Sportive de Tunis. All matches are played at Stade El Menzah. To get there, take métro léger line 2 from République to Cité Sportive.

Game schedules are printed in the Saturday papers. Teams are referred to by their initials – CA for Club Africain, EST for Espérance Sportive de Tunis and ST for Stade Tunisien.