5 of the Best Cities for Live Theatre

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
With ancient Greek drama having a strong influence on Western theatre, Athens is unsurprisingly a go-to destination for theatre aficionado. From ancient Greek theatres like the Odeon of Herodes Atticus to the over 100 theatre stages where locals and visitors can watch live performances, the city’s theatre scene is one of the most vibrant in the world.


Teatro Colon
Buenos Aires
Home to the magnificent Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires is a city where theatre is both a passion and a celebration of art. It is a place where you can catch some of the world’s best theatre and music performances. Its Avenida Corrientes is widely considered as the Broadway of Buenos Aires.


Chicago’s downtown has a lively theatre scene. But what many may not know is that there are plenty more to discover outside beyond the well-beaten paths downtown. There are many neighborhoods and areas where you can catch a show without breaking the bank.


Globe Theatre London
West End may be the first thing often associated with London’s theatrical scene. But there is more to the city’s stage scene than meets the eye. From the Globe Theatre to the theatres in what is known as the Off West End, Londoners and visitors have a wide array of venues, plays, and musicals to choose from.


Times Square
New York City
One just has to spend a few minutes in Times Square to get a fairly good grasp of the world-renowned New York City theatre scene. The city is Mecca for the best and aspiring actors, playwrights, and everyone who aspires to show and hone their talents. Broadway shows, concerts, musicals, and plays abound and watching at least one show is one of the highlights for many people visiting the city.