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


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…
Theatre in Kyiv

Koleso Theatre

Performances at this semi-avant-garde theatre involve much song and dance, so understanding the language is not essential.
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


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…
Live Music in Kyiv


You may encounter some major Ukrainian and Russian rock/alternative bands playing in this large busy pub on Friday or Saturday night.
Live Music in Kyiv

National Philharmonic

Originally the Kyiv Merchants' Assembly headquarters, this beautiful building is now home to the national orchestra.