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The Performing Arts

Most of the serious culture here revolves around two venues: the Fryderyk Chopin Baltic Philharmonic (Oowianka 1; tel. 58/320-62-62; www.filharmonia.gda.pl) and the State Baltic Opera (al. Zwyciestwa 15; tel. 58/763-49-12; www.operabaltycka.pl). The Philharmonic's main home base is the stunningly restored site right across the Motawa canal in the center of the Old City. You can buy tickets at the Motawa box office (tel. 58/763-49-06) or at the performance venue up to 4 hours before the show. The Opera maintains a lively program in season, with visiting and local companies. You can buy tickets online or at the box office during office hours, Tuesday to Friday from noon to 7pm and Saturday from 2 to 7pm.

From May to October, there's a constant stream of music and performing arts festivals in the Tri-City. Get the current schedule from http://rozrywka.trojmiasto.pl or www.gdansk4u.pl.

Cafes, Pubs & Clubs

Most night owls make a beeline for Sopot after sunset, but the nightlife in Gdansk isn't lackluster, especially in the recent years. It's worked (and partied) hard in shedding its image as a venue suitable only for teens and students.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.