Entertainment

Opera in Kyiv

Taras Shevchenko National Opera Theatre

Performances at this lavish theatre (opened 1901) are grandiose affairs, but tickets are cheap. True disciples of Ukrainian culture should not miss a performance of Zaporozhets za Dunaem (Zaporizhzhyans Beyond the D…
Concert Venue in Kyiv

Atlas

This industrial-style multi-storey venue, complete with roof terrace, caters to all musical tastes from techno to heavy metal with a sprinkling of theatre and poetry readings. The best of the best in Ukrainian and f…
DJ in Kyiv

Bibique

A well-hidden place for those in the know, this DJ bar is good at mixing – both sounds and liquids. Enter Polyana wine store and look for the unmarked glass door on the left. Don't come too early.
Club in Kyiv

Divan

Best place to check what's up with indie music in Ukraine and Russia. Live concerts pretty much daily. Inside Bessarabsky Rynok market.
Concert Venue in Kyiv

Palats Sportu

One of the main venues for rock concerts. It also hosts Ukraine's international basketball and hockey games.
Concert Venue in Kyiv

House of Organ & Chamber Music

Housed in neo-Gothic St Nicholas' Cathedral built by Wladislaw Horodecki.
Stadium in Kyiv

Olympic Stadium

Kiev's new slick football arena hosted the Euro 2012 football (soccer) final. Today it's the home arena of Dynamo. You can visit the arena on a guided tour that takes place every two hours on the hour between 11am a…
Theatre in Kyiv

Dakh Theatre

Simply the coolest thing that's happening on Ukrainian theatre stage. Look out for perfomances involving The Dakh Daughters – a 15-strong 'singing siren' collective which took YouTube by storm with the mock Gothic '…
Gay in Kyiv

Pomada

You know Kyiv's come a long way when we can actually publish the names of gay clubs (they used to all be underground). This is lively and centrally located, and it's the one place in town where women pay more to get…
Club in Kyiv

Xlib

Kyiv's main alternative stage was closing for reconstruction at the time of writing but it was promising to re-emerge in the same place, though not necessarily under the same name, by this book's publication. Watch …