Music, Theatre (Concerts, Theatre, Opera & Ballet)
7 Citadeles iela, tel. 7027570
Russian and international artists perform in this white church, transformed into the concert hall, wich has a very good acoustics.
5 Kr. Valdemara iela, tel. 7043678
Riga Congress hall is a biulding with a lot of possibilities, renovated just year and half ago. It houses conferences, concerts, a lot of those are the guest performanvces of foreign artists- from Europe and Russia. It is also a home for international film festival “Arsenals”, which usually has an extensive programm of wonderful motion movies as vell as documentaries – a must for the visitors of the city who come to Riga in september. It is held every second year.
1 Doma laukums, tel. 72134 98
Theis cathedral, an icon of the Old Riga, has the fanous organ built in 1884, it was the biggest organ in the world comprised of 6 718 pipes. Here you can enjoy a wonderful music. Organ- it is polyphony which can be acheived through one single instrument.
6 Amatu iela, tel. 7213798
A home for Latvian National Symphony orchestra and Philharmonic Society, this hall welcomes all the connoisseurs of classical music, jazz and other. A lot of guest performances of famous artists are held here as well.
House of Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams)
7 Ratslaukums, tel. 7044311
A wonderful Gothic biulding , housing Blackheads Merchant Guild since 15th century, whose patron and protector was black-skinned St. Mauricius ,was destroyed in 1941. It has now been rebuilt using the old foundations of the building, which have preserved, for the celebration of 800 anniversary of Riga in summer 2001. It is now the property of Riga City council and a lot of concerts and receptions are held here.
Latvian University (Big and small Aulas)
19 Raina bulvaris, 7034320
Latvia is famous for its Choir Music traditions. These concert halls offer great concert of Latvian Choirs as well as International choir music festivals. There is also an organ in the Big Aula.
1 Kr. Barona, tel. 7228634
A cradle of Latvian music, home for the famous Latvian string school, the Academy has a concert hall, where numerous Latvian and guest artists perform different kinds of music.
Riga Latvian Society House
13 Merkela iela.
This is a sacred place for Riga´s Latvians. The buildding has been recently renovated and offers a variety of possibilities and houses a lot of concerts, which mostly are organised by Riga latvian Society, which members, by the way, were initiators of Latvian Independance.
3/5 Amatu iela, tel.7223772
A charming hall for concerts as well as for the receptions is also popular with Latvians who are in ball-room dances and also popular shlager music which concerts are often organised in the Small Guild.
St. John´s Church
24 Skarnu iela.
If you are intersted in sacral music, the concerts organised by the parish of this Lutheran church are just for you. There is also a small organ which has an interesting sound.
4 R. Vagnera iela, tel.7213426
Rihard Vagner´s spirit dwelves there although it is not a theatre. Concerts of chamber, contemporary and jazz music are held there regularily.