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Theatre & Classical Music (October)

Theatre & Classical Music (October)

Never Out Of Fashion

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (UK, Baroque opera)

Mystetskyi Arsenal (Lavrska 10-12)

3, 4 November at 19.00

The independent project Open Opera Ukraine offers a stage version of Dido and Aeneas created by the 17th century English composer Henry Purcell. The performance reproduces authentic sound through copies of period instruments and revives the old times through historical dancing, singing and acting. Singers and musicians from Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, and Germany will give you a taste of Baroque music in all of its glory.

Tickets: 350-1 500 UAH


Una CanzonePer Favore

IL VOLO, Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors (IT, classical crossover pop)

Palace of Sports (Sportyvna Square 1)

23 October at 19.00

Having made headlines worldwide, the Italian phenomenon IL VOLO (‘the flight’ in English) finally comes to town to showcase their vocals in a magical night dedicated to iconic Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. Three young, charismatic and sensual ragazzi – Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto (tenors) and Gianluca Ginoble (the baritone) – make up the pop-opera band that won the televote and reached third place in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Ever since their concerts have attracted hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, come and enjoy the tunes mixing pop, traditional opera and classical music played by the orchestra Lords of the Sound.

What’s On will talk more to the Italian talents to discover more about their work.

Tickets: 300-3 500 UAH


Let Your Strings Be Pulled

Pavel Vangeli: Swinging Marionettes (CZ, puppet show)

Kyiv Conservatory (Arkhitektora Horodetskoho 1-3/11)

22 October November at 11.00

For the first time ever, famous Czech puppeteer, author, director, and singer Pavel Vangeli brings his legendary one-man revue show Swinging Marionettes to Kyiv. While dexterously handling his 70cm tall string puppets, the maestro keeps the audience on the edge of their seats with funny sketches, situational humour and memorable characters – the Angel, the Devil, the Clowns, the English Gentlemen and the Skeletons.

Tickets: 100-450UAH


The Night in a Haunted Chapel

The Viy (UA, musical show)

Kyiv Operetta Theatre (Velyka Vasylkivska 53/3)

14 November at 19.00

The Viy remains the weirdest story created by Ukrainian-born Russian writer Nikolai Gogol in the early 19th century.  The plot is simple and scary: the theology student has to spend three nights in an abandoned church reading prayers over a deceased girl suspected of witchcraft. Now, the old tale about flying coffins and evil spirits is given a new life in the musical production with its exquisite costumes, awe-inspiring stunts and unexpected ending.

Tickets: 150-680UAH


Never Too Much of Ballet

Yana Salenko (UA) and World Ballet Stars, Gala Concert

Palace Ukraine (Velyka Vasylkivska 103)

21 October at 19.00

Kyiv-born Yana Salenko – now the principal dancer of the Berlin State Ballet – always thrills the audiences with her impeccable technique as she performs on the most prestigious stages across the globe. Her repertoire ranges from traditional pieces to contemporary or neo-classical variations. This month she will treat us to her sensational show featuring the world’s top dancers.  The highlight of the event will be a one-act modern ballet Dietrich specially staged for Ukrainians.

Tickets: 390-2 990UAH


Veryovka Ukrainian National Academic Choir

In new programme dedicated to Day of Ukraine’s Defender: folk song, dance, music

15 October at 19.00

Tickets: 150-790UAH

International Centre for Culture and Arts (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley 1)


Unbearable People

Grotesque comedy in 1 act

16 October at 19.00

Tickets: 150UAH

New Ukrainian Theatre, lower stage (Mykhailivs’ka 22 B)


Piazzolla and Tango

In programme: Piazzolla, Villoldo, Rodriguez

17 October at 19.00

Tickets: 70-250UAH

National Philarmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrs’kyi descent 2)


Homo Sovetikus. American comedy and Soviet tragedy

Premier play

18 October at 19.00

Tickets: 100-470UAH

Central House of Officers of Ukraine’s Armed Forces (Mykhaila Hrushevskoho 30/1)



Testosterone or Feast of Spirit

Performance featuring actors of Black Square theatre of improvisation

18 October at 19.30

Tickets: 120-520UAH

Caribbean Club (Symona Petlyury 4,)

Death and the Maiden

Concert featuring Virtuosos of Kyiv Orchestra

19 October at 20.00

Tickets: 100-350UAH

National Music Academy of Ukraine (Arkhitektora Horodetskoho 1-3/11)


NAONI Orchestra

Ukrainian National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments

19 October at 19.00

Tickets: 150-350UAH

Central House of Officers of Ukraine’s Armed Forces (Mykhaila Hrushevskoho 30/1)


Floria Toska

Opera in Italian in 3 acts

20 October at 19.00

Tickets: 20-400UAH

National Opera of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)


The Donkey Must Be Thin

Theatre on the Roof

20 October at 20:00

Tickets: 175-275UAH

House of Architects (Borysa Hrinchenka 7)



The Lungs

Modern British drama

21 October at 18.00

Tickets: 100 UAH

New Dramatic Theater of Pechersk (Nemyrovycha-Danchenka 5)



Lighting hi tech performance, the first lighting theatre in Europe

22 October at 19.00

Tickets: 150-450UAH

International Centre for Culture and Arts (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley 1)


RadioСhoir UA

Premier art-project featuring Academic Choir of Ukraine’s National Radio Company

26 October at 19.00

Tickets: 70-200UAH

Sound Recording House of Ukrainian Radio (Leonida Pervomais’koho 5)



Premier musical show

27 October at 19.00

Tickets: 140-800UAH

International Centre for Culture and Arts (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley 1)


Giuseppe Verdi Chamber Orchestra

In programme: classical pieces by Vivaldi, Rossini, Puccini and modern tunes by Nino Rota, Benjamin Britten and Leroy Anderson

31 October at 19.00

Tickets: 150-1000UAH

International Centre for Culture and Arts (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley 1)


Salida Cruzada – Eight Steps of Tango

Play, a story of romance between a man and a woman

3, 5 and 10 November at 19.00

Tickets: 200-250UAH

National Palace of Arts Ukraina (Velyka Vasylkivska 103)


Coffee House No. 6

Ambiguous comedy

5 November at 19.00

Tickets: 50-80UAH

European Theatre Centre Krakiv (Rusanivs’ka Naberezhna 12)


Che Malambo

New dynamic show directed by award winning French choreographer Gilles Brinas

11 November at 15.00 and 19.00

Tickets: 200-2000UAH

International Centre for Culture and Arts (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley 1)



Georgian State Academic Song and Dance Band

14 November at 19.00

Tickets: 350-1800UAH

International Centre for Culture and Arts (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley 1)


The Sky Above the Show Booth

Poetic solo performance featuring famous Russian actor Konstantin Raikin

15 November at 19.00

Tickets: 600-2000UAH

Kyiv Academic Operetta Theatre (Velyka Vasylkivska 53/3)




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