Eastern Ukraine entertainment

Circus in Zaporizhzhya

Khortitsa Equestrian Theatre

Standing on top of a horse, attached to the side of a horse, hanging upside down on a horse – Cossacks defy fear and forces of gravitation in this captivating (and humorous) show. The venue resembles a Ukrainian vil…
Arts Centre in Kharkiv

Mekhanika Arts Factory

A happening place with live concerts, DJ parties and food festivals taking place all the time. It only opened for specific events at the time of writing; the schedule is available on its website.
Live Music in Kharkiv


Surprisingly sophisticated bar and lounge for backstreet Kharkiv with smooth local acts and a foot-tapping, tie-loosening after-work crowd.
Arts Centre in Dnipro


A modern arts centre hosting theatre performances, concerts, dancing and yoga classes.
Club in Dnipro


True to its name, this is an underground maze of corridors and halls, each with its own bar and soundtrack. Don't buy the full ticket unless you are desperate to see a striptease show in the upstairs 'VIP' lounges.
Club in Dnipro

Neizvestny Petrovsky

Run by the same people as Fish Andriy, this is a place where young Bohemians meet for a beer, inexpensive food and some jazz or alternative live music.
Live Music in Donetsk

Liverpool Live Music Bar

This imaginatively designed place claims to have the longest bar in Eastern Europe. The catwalk stage is placed so that musicians find themselves in the middle of the crowd. Some major Ukrainian bands play here.
Spectator Sport in Donetsk

Donbass Arena Ticket Office

Tickets to Shakhtar’s domestic games can easily be purchased at the ticket kiosks in front of Olympic Stadium for about 15uah. Tickets for European contests are harder to come by.