Cyprus has 21 theatres and 19 cinemas, most of them in and
around Lefkosia (Nicosia). Movies are shown in their original
language with Greek subtitles.
In summer even more - often open air and historical sites
- venues are staging cultural entertainment, ranging from
classical music, Greek and Cypriot tradional songs, contemporary
ballets and ancient Greek dramas.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation as well as the separate municipalities
organise festivals and events such as the Moonlight Concerts
(during full moon) in Lemesos, Pafos, Ayia Napa and Paralimni
and local summer festivals.
Popular yearly festivals and cultural events in Cyprus are
the Lemesos Carnival (February), the Ancient Greek Drama festival
(August) and wine festivals (September/October).
Horse races in Cyprus are organisated by the Nicosia Race
Club every Wednesday and Saturday (Sunday during winter )
at the race track in Lefkosia (Nicosia).
Also live (traditional) music and dances are performed in
many tavernas and socalled bouzoukias around. Click on entertainment
in Cyprus for a list of the various establishments.