The first cabaret in Krakow after the Second World War was the “Siedem kotów” cabaret, whose founders were Marian Eile, Janina Ipohorska and Jerzy Waldorff. The cabaret was located at 1 Zyblikiewicza Street. The first premiere took place in 1946 and was entitled “3 x meow”. Famous Polish actors such as Irena Kwiatkowska, Hanka Bielicka, Tadeusz Olsza and Jerzy Bielenia performed in the cabaret. The cabaret ceased operations after three quarters in 1947.
The “Jama Michalikowa” cabaret had its seat at Floriańska 45 and was founded on the initiative of Tadeusz Kwiatkowski. One of the most famous Polish cafes of the same name is located there. This cabaret was active in 1960-1991. It was very popular, with famous Krakow actors such as Alicja Kamińska, Anna Seniuk, Marta Stebnicka, Marian Cebulski, Kazimierz Witkiewicz.
The “Piwnica pod Baranami” cabaret was established in 1956, first as a student art club. Its creators were Bronisław Chromy, Krzysztof Penderecki, Kazimierz Wiśniak and Jan Guntner. The seat of the cabaret is in the cellars of the palace in “Piwnica pod Baranami”, where there is a unique atmosphere. Excellent jazz bands often play in “Piwnica”, art exhibitions, recitals, etc. are held. “Piwnica pod Baranami” is associated with such personalities as Wiesław Dymny, Marek Grechuta, Krzysztof Litwin, Zygmunt Konieczny, Grzegorz Turnau, Zbigniew Preisner.