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Cultural entertainment in Wroclaw

I'll be in Wroclaw in early October and am looking for cultural entertainment. I also enjoy dinners with entertainment, as I'll be traveling solo. I've checked the schedules for Centennial Hall and the Wroclaw opera house: found a children's opera (Yemaya - Queen of the Seas) that might be interesting.

Things I've enjoyed in other cities and would be interested in finding are often smaller venue with some connection to the local culture such as a local composer or folk dancing.

Krakow - small venue Chopin concert
Prague - concerts in the Klementinum; Smetana opera at National Theater; Czech dinner with folk dancing
Budapest - folk and classical music ensemble at Duna Palota

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Hello, this may be up your alley :) Wroclaw actually has quite the history of pantomime, apparently the city was important in its development during the 20th century. There is a famous pantomime theater in town that carries on this tradition. I have not been but my friend who went really liked it! Here is thier website: http://pantomima.wroc.pl/

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Do you have an In Your Pocket guide for Wroclaw? You can Google it and download from the web. At least it should tell you where a visitor center is in the city. I found it best to see what events are going on once I'm on the ground because you can peruse local magazines/ weekly events, etc.

Also, these links may also be helpful:
https://www.wroclaw.pl/go/events (it looks like you'll have to check back on the calendar once your trip is nearer, since October events are not yet posted)
https://visitwroclaw.eu/en

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Carlos - thank you for the pantomime link. That sounds like just the sort of cultural tradition that I might enjoy! It isn't anything like I had in mind ….but sometimes that's the point of travel....something entirely new!!

Agnes - I do have the In Your Pocket Guide for Wroclaw, thank you. You make a good point to check at the visitor center once I'm there. And I'm checking the link you sent to see what sorts of things are on in earlier months; then I'll check back in a month or so.

Thank you both for your thoughtful ideas!

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Have you checked out the schedule for the National Music Forum? We were in Wroclaw in May and I was disappointed that there wasn't anything scheduled during our time in the city. It looks like a fascinating venue!

Enjoy Wroclaw - we liked it very much!

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Thank you Sharon, I'm really looking forward to my visit to Wroclaw. I'll go check out the venue, thank you!

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...one more thing about Wroclaw. There are good restaurants in the Old Town but we found more variety on a street called Pawla Wlodkowica - it runs parallel to the waterway. You'll find Italian, Sushi, Vegan, Mexican and more. We thought that Panczo, a Mexican restaurant was a nice change!

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On restaurants Wroclaw, my favorite was a place called Pierogarnia Stary Młyn, right off the central market square. If you want the ultimate Pierogi experience this is the place to go. They have all kinds of pierogi in all kinds of preparations all with very nice presentations, plus other nice menu items like rustic Polish salads and hearty soups, very affordable for the large portions. It's also very user friendly, especially for first timers, the staff were great and explained everything very well.

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Sharon - thank you for the tip about Pawla Wlodkowica street. I'll be there for 4 nights, so it will be nice to find some variety there. Also, I've found a couple of performances at the NFM venue during my trip, performances with Polish composers and some local flair. Tickets are so cheap, my goodness. So thank you!

Carlos - yes, I definitely want the "ultimate Pierogi" experience! I've noted Pierogarnia Stary Młyn in my Wroclaw notes and will definitely go there. I'm also still checking the Pantomime website occasionally to see if they post performances in October during my stay.