Located along Leopold Takawira Avenue/Park Road Aviary, Bulawayo has its own Theatre and Philharmonic Orchestra and an Academy of Music which contains a specially designed hall where frequent concerts and recitals are given by overseas and local musicians. Also of note is the Amakhosi Cultural Centre, the only one of its kind in Southern Africa. It has an amphitheatre where performances of traditional song, dance and drama are given regularly.

Bulawayo is the home of many dynamic and talented cultural groups, who frequently tour overseas providing high quality performances which are in high demand. Also each year, the Carols by Candle Light are hosted to there to begin the festive season.