Find out what's on with my events in Cyprus guide. Don't miss out on the best entertainment, whether you're here on holiday or a local resident looking to plan your social calendar.
Curium Amphitheatre, near Limassol
Cyprus offers a wealth of entertainment options to pack your social calendar, especially in the summer months as the temperatures rise. You can sit al fresco in some fantastic venues like the majestic Curium amphitheatre (oppposite) to watch a rock concert or a Shakespeare play.
Or how about booking a seat at the highly popular annual Paphos opera held in September every year? You don't have to be an opera lover to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere as you sit in the unique harbour-side venue to enjoy the spectacle.
The problem with finding out what's on in Cyprus is often where to look for information in the first place. I can't remember how many times I've picked up a copy of a month-old magazine only to find that I've missed key events in Cyprus.
So I've started some pages to tell you about special events and to list sites and other links so you can find out more information and/or book tickets if you need to. This is the main page for events in Cyprus and the related pages below give specific information on selected venues and locations in the various regions.
Please note this page is only here to tell you about the BIG events in Cyprus like the Paphos opera. I don't have time or the resources to update it daily so the best way to catch up with things going on in your local area is to make sure you pick up a copy of one of the free mags too.
Tip: PALS (Polis and Latchi magazine) has a new section called This Month's Nightlife listing all events in the Paphos and Polis area for that particular month. You can catch up online too at www.palsmagazine.com.
Must-have things to see on my list for 2013 so far include:
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night:
When: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2013
Where: Curium Theatre
Play: "Twelfth Night" directed by Jolyon Kay
Tickets: 20 euros, 10 euros (students only)
Time: 8 p.m.
Information/Box Office: +357 99990535
When: Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2013
Where: Paphos Medieval Castle
Play: "L'Elisir D'Amore" by Gaetano Donizetti
Tickets: 70 euros, 50 euros, 45 euros, 35 euros,
Time: 8 p.m.
Information/Box Office: +357 26822218 or visit www.pafc.com.cy to book online.
Tip: I went to see last year's Curium production of Macbeth and, while the actors are all amateurs, it was a great performance. The actor who played Macbeth was a little stilted, but the rest of cast were excellent, especially the guy who played the drunken soldier.
Tip: The opera tickets are not cheap. To save money, go for the 45 euros tickets. The dirt cheap ones are too close to the large speakers and give a restricted view on the corner whereas the next price up offers seats higher up with much better views.