Live Music

Live music venues range from the Red Bull Arena (capacity 50,000) to small intimate places like naTo. Check out Arena-Ticket for listings and more info. Local booking agent TixforGigs are worth a look as well. Another good online booking portal is


Websites for most venues will have a process for advance booking of tickets. At places like Werk 2 and UT Connewitz you can usually rock up and buy on the night, unless it’s a big name act in which case you should book in advance.

Check out the map below for our complete listing of recommended venues to catch some live tunes.

Entrance to UT Connewitz


Werk 2 - Kulturfabrik

Kochstraße 132, 04277 Leipzig

Cool venue with several halls of varying size and set up. Separate bar if you're just chilling out and not catching a gig. Lots going on and often have big international names playing here


UT Connewitz

Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12A, 04277 Leipzig

The most atmospheric music venue in Leipzig. Transformed from on old 1920s theatre. Bar inside the venue. Consistently good line up of gigs



Markt 9, 04109 Leipzig

Upstairs a cafe-cum-bar. Downstairs the basement has live DJ music, jazz and other assorted gigs with a dance floor. City centre, very touristy and mainstream but sometimes that's what we like!


Red Bull Arena

Am Sportforum 3, 04105 Leipzig

Biggest concert venue in Leipzig with capacity of 50,000. Home ground of RB Leipzig and FC Lokomotive Leipzig. This is where the big name stadium-filling bands strut their stuff



Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 28, 04107 Leipzig

Tucked away in beautiful Clara Zetkin park this gem is the best medium-size outdoor venue in Leipzig. You would never believe the big international acts playing here!



Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 46, 04275 Leipzig

Relaxed place where you can have a drink in the front entrance bar. Smallish venue with great variety of acts. You can smoke (or toke) indoors during the show. Great location slap-bang on the Karli



Universitätsstraße 9, 04109 Leipzig

Student hangout next to University of Leipzig city centre campus. Remanants of a 16th century fortress that is now an underground labyrinth of performance halls and bars. Very unique and atmospheric


Institut fuer Zukunft (IFZ)

An den Tierkliniken 38-40, 04103 Leipzig

The "Institute for Future" is a new-ish electronic music venue primarily for techno and house club. Sometimes other events held as well


Ilses Erika

Bernhard-Göring-Straße 152

Beer garden, flea market and cellar bar all-in-one. The live music gigs are down in the retro-GDR style basement (cellar). Smaller venue with a friendly mixed crowd


Horns Erben

Arndtstraße 33, 04275 Leipzig

Off beat 'cultural centre' with charming 1920s retro chic. Nice place for day time drinks or even breakfast. Upstairs venue has live music. Great location



Kurt-Eisner-Straße 108a, 04275 Leipzig

Opened shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall this is the most famous and most bad-ass techno club in Leipzig. New location since 2011 and still going strong. Top recommendation


Das Täubchenthal

Wachsmuthstraße 1, 04229 Leipzig

Classic Plagwitz venue with great post-industrial ambiance. Big venue hall with several drinking areas and large outside space. Still off the tourist radar.. for now


Conne Island

Koburger Str. 3, 04277 Leipzig

Multi-purpose venue for live concerts, performances, exhibitions, DJ's etc. There is a simple restaurant. Youthful vibe with outdoor spaces and the well-known Conne Island Skatepark


Arena Leipzig

Am Sportforum 2, 04105 Leipzig

Multipurpose indoor venue with capacity up to 12,000 for concerts. This is where you'll catch acts too popular for smaller venues such as Werk 2 or UT Connewitz


[page content last updated May 2017]

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