Kyrgyz National Philharmonic Hall


Visit Guide to Kyrgyz National Philharmonic Hall

The snow-white building of the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic Hall is located in the heart of Bishkek, on Prospect Chuy. In front of the Philharmonic building is a square, complete with fountains and a large statue of Manas. The square is a popular place to rest, especially among the younger generation.

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Getting There

You can reach the Philharmonic Hall by car, taxi or using public transport. Prospect Chuy, 253.

What to Expect

The temple of art keeps a rich history, its walls remember the performances of the musical Olympus bright stars, the best performers of their time: from the troupe of the Moscow Bolshoi Theater to famous performers of classical, jazz and pop music. Republic-scale events are also held here.

Visit this landmark of Bishkek, discover Kyrgyzstan through the art of the people and enjoy a classical or national music concert.


The Kyrgyz National Philharmonic Hall is named in honor of the composer and virtuoso musician Toktogul Satylganov. Toktogul was an akyn, an improviser and poet who set his words to music. He was one of the most influential figures in traditional Kyrgyz arts, and is considered one of the founders of modern Kyrgyz literature.

Facilities Available

The Kyrgyz National Philharmonic Hall has two separate halls and hosts a wide variety of concerts, from classical to traditional Kyrgyz to modern pop. Since 1980 the philharmonic has offered high-quality entertainment to the people of Bishkek, including symphonies and Kyrgyz orchestral musical performances.