The Best Concert Venues in Santiago

Calle 13 en Chile 2011
Calle 13 en Chile 2011 | © Carlos Varela
Elizabeth Trovall

Enjoy Santiago’s up-and-coming music scene year-round, at these leading venues. From major international acts, emerging cumbia stars, to intimate jazz quartets, these are the best places to see what’s on in Santiago, Chile.

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1. Teatro Caupolicán

This retro Santiago theatre has been around since the 1930s, hosting everything from operas to boxing matches and presidential political rallies. Holding some 4,500, Teatro Caupolicán is now mainly used for concerts of all genres, featuring both local and international artists.

Teatro Caupolicán, San Diego 850, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2699 1556

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2. La Peña de Nano Parra

This inexpensive, historic Santiago venue embodies the Bellavista neighborhood’s bohemian vibe. Though La Peña de Nano Parra isn’t known for its frills, the danceable live music and overall ‘onda’ (or vibe) of this place is what makes it a local favorite. Featuring emerging cumbia acts, La Peña del Nano Parra is a great place to enjoy a live performance and shake that booty. Check for upcoming acts on the venue’s Facebook page. Fun fact about this lively venue, the owner is the nephew of the famous Chilean musician Violeta Parra.

La Peña de Nano Parra, Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 80, Santiago, Chile

3. Teatro Cariola

Some five stories high, Teatro Cariola has been declared a national monument, known as one of the most important theatres in the capital, along with the Santiago Municipal Theatre. Once famous for its theatre performances, Teatro Cariola now features live music concerts, bringing in musicians from all over the world. This mid-size venue can hold some 1,200 people in its larger theatre, Carlos Cariola. There’s also a smaller performance space, Sala Alejandro Flores, which seats about 150.

Teatro Cariola, San Diego 246, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2696 7101

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4. Matucana 100

Art Gallery

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Named after its address on Matucana street, this is definitely one of Santiago’s hippest venues. Matucana 100 is a cultural space that hosts music festivals and concerts, dance performances, movie screenings and live theatre, complete with an impressive art gallery. The outdoor concert space in front is ideal for energetic live performances in the spring and summer, while the indoor theatre is more suited to a cozy night out while escaping the chill of winter.

5. Movistar Arena

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This massive arena, which seats 15,000, is located in the O’Higgins Park and pulls in major international acts like Sir Elton John and Ricky Martin. The Movistar Arena is also one of the venues which hosts the annual two-day music festival Lollapalooza Chile.

Movistar Arena, Av. Beaucheff 1204, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2770 2300

6. The Jazz Corner

Though this intimate and inexpensive jazz venue is small in size, huge talents have performed on its stage. The Jazz Corner features jazz musicians from Chile and around the world. Pop by for a live concert after meandering through the artsy Barrio Italia neighborhood.

The Jazz Corner, Santa Isabel 451, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2274 9941

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7. Teatro iF

Music Venue

In the heart of hipster heaven, Teatro iF, (formerly Teatro Italia) attracts trendy, young audiences to its Barrio Italia location. Thanks to the small size of this live music venue, you’ll always get a good view of the show.

Teatro iF, Av. Italia 810, Santiago, Chile

8. Centro Cultural Ex Amanda

Centro Cultural Ex Amanda, also called Club Amanda, is a lively venue that hosts live music events in the upscale Vitacura neighborhood. Although it is sometimes booked for private events, most Fridays and Saturdays there are public performances. Check the website calendar to see what’s on.

Centro Cultural Ex Amanda, Embajador Doussinague 1767, Local 0027D, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 3223 0000

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9. Teatro Municipal de Santiago

Theater

With its French Neoclassical exterior and wonderful concerts, Santiago’s Municipal Theatre is one of Chile’s architectural and cultural treasures. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, the theatre offers an impressive number of ballets, operas, recitals and orchestral performances each year.

10. Teatro Nescafé de las Artes

Teatro Nescafé de las Artes tends to draw in older Chilean crowds and families, for its opera, theatre and live music performances. Conveniently located in the Providencia neighborhood, Teatro Nescafé offers traditional theatre seating for a relaxing evening out.

Teatro Nescafé de las Artes, Av. Manuel Montt 32, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2236 3333

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