Several years ago a new concert hall, hosting medium-sized concerts for less than two thousand people, appeared on the place of former soviet cinema Cosmonaut.
The old cinema was constructed in 1962 based on multiple-unit widescreen cinema projects of those years. The only exclusive difference of this building is a huge panel picture of the Soviet space conquest.
Nowadays Cosmonaut concert hall is the best place for gigs in the city. First of all, the sound is close to perfect. The second thing is that the air-conditioning system also works quite efficient. The hall has a good planning: a dance-floor in front of the stage with two long bars and two so-called VIP-sections with private tables and another bar. The people flow is smartly organized, so there are several entrances, wardrobes, and toilets are big enough to avoid queues.
These things are quite simple, but their absence would be able to spoil the general impression of any concert. That’s why in Cosmonaut you feel much more comfortable, than at a stadium or just a smoky music club.
The most important thing is that people coming here are very nice and polite and used to behaving in a well-mannered way, so you shouldn’t worry that your jacket will be burnt-through by someone’s cigarette.
As for the gigs, just check the playbill. You’ll always find some Russian or foreign groups or singers that shouldn’t be missed: Patrick Wolf, Gabin, Goran Bregović, Non Cadenza, Suzanne Vega, Tesla Boy, The Tiger Lillies, Emir Kusturica are among them.