With around 30 theatres and 60 cinemas, Warsaw is undoubtedly the cultural centre of Poland. These are supplemented by a myriad of festivals as diverse as the Chopin, Jewish Culture and the Warsaw International Film Festival. The city's skyline, until recent shiny-squeaky additions, was long dominated by the splendidly over the top Palace of Culture and Science with the famous Congress Hall downstairs. Over the years it has hosted everyone from Marlene Dietrich to, in 1967, the Rolling Stones.Other places definitely worth exploring include the famous club Stodoła, lots of cutting edge concerts and the like, as well as the Palladium for more of a cabaret type evening.
To see what's on in the capital, check our Events Calendar.