Theatres and Music

Bishkek theatres

Performances often start at 5:00pm, but in the height: of the season there may be only one or two performances a week. Excluding special shows, tickets are available at the door.

The Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Abdylas MaldybaevThe Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Abdylas Maldybaev
167, Abayrabnanova St.;
Tel.: 661548;
Tickets 50-300 soms
The theatre has resident opera and ballet companies with occasional guest companies. Season is: usually autumn to spring but there are often performances other times of the year as well.

Kyrgyz State PhilharmonicKyrgyz State Philharmonic
253, Chui Prospect-Tel.: 212262, 212235;
hours: 17:00-19:00 in summer;
Tickets: 70-100 soms or 3000 soms for special performances
There are two concert halls featuring classical, traditional Kyrgyz, and pop concerts and a variety of shows.
The Philharmoniya was built in 1980 and is the setting for classical, modern simphony and Kyrgyz orchestral and traditional muzical performances. The gigantic statue in front depicts the 1000-year-old hero Manas astride his magic steed Ak-Kula, slaying a dragon.

Kyrgyz Drama Theatre
273, Panfilov St., behind the Government House;
Tel.: 665802, 216958;
hours: 8:00-20:00 in summer;
Tickets 20-200 soms
The resident company performs a range; of local and international plays - performances are in Kyrgyz or Russian.

Russian Drama Theatre
122, Tynystanova St Oak Park;
Tel.: 662032, 621571;
hours- Mon-Su'n 10:00-18:00; Tickets 30-100
A range of local and international plays in Russian.

Bishkek City Drama Theatre

Chernyshevsky Library between Theatre of Opera and Ballet and Russian Drama Theatre
A small, intimate theatre with a company performing a range of local and international plays - performances are in Kyrgyz or Russian and often international.

Puppet Theatre
Sovietskaya-Michurina St.
Performances on Sundays at 11:00am.

The Conservatory
115, Jantosheva St.; Tel.: 479542
Concerts by students and professors.