Live music & shows

Enjoy some of the local talent and take in a show or some live music in Malaga

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La Malagueta bullring

La Malagueta bullring may be one of the most emblematic buildings in Malaga, but it’s not actually all that old. It was officially opened to the public on 11 June 1876 with a fight involving the legendary Rafael Molina “Lagartijo”. The building itself was designed in neo-Mudéjar style by Joaquín Rucoba – the man also responsible for the Mercado Central […]

MIMMA (Malaga Interactive Music Museum)

Housed within the 18th-century Palacio del Conde Navas, the Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga (MIMMA) is a must-visit destination for music enthusiasts and curious minds alike, offering visitors the chance to explore both musical history and architectural heritage. Located in the historic centre of Malaga, this museum boasts one of Europe’s most comprehensive private collections of musical instruments, […]

Teatro del Soho Caixabank

The Teatro del Soho Caixabank is an initiative promoted by Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas to create a vibrant space for the performing arts in his home city. The theatre, in the Soho district of the city just off the main Alamada, opened in its current guise in November 2019. It took over the space formerly occupied by the Alameda theatre […]

Teatro Echegaray

The smaller of Malaga’s two grand theatres, after the Teatro Cervantes, the Teatro Echegaray is tucked away on the street of the same name, right in the heart of the historic centre. Seventy-seven years after it originally opened as a cinema, the Teatro Echegaray was meticulously refurbished and transformed into a theatre at the start of the 21st century, reopening […]

Teatro Cervantes

Teatro Cervantes is a historic theatre in the heart of Malaga. Located close to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Plaza de la Merced, this theatre has become one of the city’s main cultural hubs. Designed by Gerónimo Cuervo González (Madrid, 1838 – Malaga, 1898), the theatre is known for its eclectic architectural style, the idea for which was conceived by […]

Sala Paris 15

Sala Paris 15 is a legendary venue on the Malaga live entertainment scene. Located in the San Luis industrial estate on the western side of the city (taxi required to get home!), it first opened its doors in 2010 and has since hosted hundreds of live concerts and sets by both national and international DJs. This versatile venue, which also […]
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Cine Abierto

With the summer heat suffocating at times, getting outdoors once the sun has set could well be the perfect remedy. That’s why, as part of the Festival de Málaga, the city hall every summer launches the Cine Abierto series of open-air screenings in various locations. The showings cater for wide audiences, especially families, and are free to view though some […]
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La Polivalente

La Polivalente is a popular venue in the arty-yet-edgy Lagunillas area of the city. The bar is a diamond in this somewhat rough neighbourhood located between Plaza de la Merced and Plaza de la Victoria. It’s a real melting pot for artistic types, with the venue offering a full schedule of shows and live music. This almost impossibly small bar, with […]
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La Térmica

La Térmica describes itself as “a centre for contemporary cultural creation and production”. This means that it accommodates all forms of artistic expression, from the performing arts to fashion, cinema, plastic arts, music, design, architecture, urban planning, landscaping and thought. As it is managed by the Diputación provincial government, La Térmica also offers a programme of residencies, workshops, training and […]
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Parque de Málaga

There aren’t many designated green spaces in Malaga city centre, but around the Paseo del Parque are several all in one spot. The Parque de Málaga, sandwiched between the 25-metre-wide central boulevard of the Paseo del Parque (an extension of the Alameda Principal) and the Paseo de los Curas, is 800 metres long and runs parallel to the Palmeral de […]

Velvet Club Málaga

What was once a legendary concert hall in Malaga has in recent times moved from Calle Comedias and converted itself into an alternative bar on the parallel Calle Convalecientes. With rock, indie and funk vibes, that concert hall past is still maintained with regular live music shows and DJ sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (check website for details). […]
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The Shakespeare

English-style pub in the heart of Malaga, The Shakespeare is a hub for expat activity. Run by Peter Edgerton, musician and writer, there is a strong sense of community here. Right in the centre of Malaga, just off Plaza de la Constitución, there is always something going on with a full itinerary of events each week (follow The Shakespeare on […]
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Cines Albéniz

Cines Albéniz is the only multi-screen cinema in Malaga’s historic centre. Located on Calle Alcazabilla, between the Teatro Romano (Roman theatre) and Plaza de la Merced, this Historicist-style building is quite spectacular, both inside and out, especially the main screen. This is often reserved for film premieres or events at the various film festivals (Malaga Film Festival, French Film Festival) […]
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La Fábrica – Craft Brewery by Cruzcampo

If you’re a fan of beer, and especially craft beer, La Fábrica is a must for any trip to Malaga. With capacity for up to 450 people, this craft microbrewery, in the heart of the fashionable Soho district (just off the main Alameda), is vast (1,200 m2 divided into different areas and spaces). Run by the international manufacturer Cruzcampo, it […]