concert venues
Slane Castle - Rock Farm Slane

I think it’s easy to assume people like to travel all over the world to visit sites, scenes, cultures, and places (and maybe even concert venues…?) they could never imagine in their wildest dreams. Why? For one, to be exposed to cultural differences they don’t get to experience every day.

While it’s okay to spice up your routine by exploring your city as if you’re visiting it for the first time, it’s also okay to want to go out and explore the world! It’s full of opportunities. So, where to next? Plan your next trip by marking off seeing these seven breathtaking concert venues around the world.

Must-See Concert Venues

Red Rocks Amphitheater 

Red Rocks Ampitheatre

Morrison, CO, U.S.A.

This is one pretty iconic venue in Colorado, and it sells out regularly. Red Rocks is built into 300-foot sandstone rocks, with a capacity near 10,000, and an breathtaking view of the surrounding Denver area. And the Denver music scene is one of the best in the country too. This one’s a no-brainer.

Hollywood Bowl 

Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Looking to keep your travels stateside? This is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States meaning, yes, it’s outdoors. Enjoy that California sunshine and soak up the sun in one of the best-known concert venues of the U.S., where legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra have performed.

Théâtre Antique d’Orange

Theatre D'orange

Orange, France

This theatre was built in the 1st century. That makes it the oldest operating concert venue on this list and one of the oldest in the world. As the best maintained Roman theater in existence, it’s a site to see and a great place to immerse yourself in ancient culture while listening to your favorite band.

National Centre for the Performing Arts

National Centre for the Performing ArtsBeijing, China

This venue is known as “The Giant Egg” is a titanium dome surrounded by an artificial lake. National Centre for the Performing Arts seats around 5,000 and is a hallmark of remarkable feats of engineering that modern China is known for.

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland

You might not actually end up inside the ancient castle, but what difference does it make? Set in the Irish countryside, the castle hosts outdoor concerts on the surrounding sloping grounds; ground which form a natural amphitheater, perfect for a sound experience that many other concert venues spend millions trying to replicate.

Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the BaySingapore

These dual spaces within Singapore’s city core are home to cultural and performing arts, and the triangulated glass with panoramic views transform the space’s light and texture throughout the day.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

This one’s another no-brainer for a list of magnificent concert venues. This world-famous icon of Australia hosts architectural tours during the day as well as scheduled performances. But no matter how you end up visiting, be warned: there’s no photography allowed inside. Guess you’ll have to settle for an outdoor picture of Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece.

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