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Bengaluru’s 8 best theatres to watch plays

Bengaluru: The city is always abuzz with activities. From traditional to modern art, the place is a melting pot that represents cultures of various forms. If you are a theatre lover, here is the list of eight theatres you should check out, especially during weekends, to watch a play and be relaxed.

Bengaluru best 8 theatres to watch plays drama
Bengaluru, First Published Dec 21, 2018, 8:37 PM IST
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The eight best theatres in Bengaluru

1) Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara is one of Bengaluru's sought after theatres. The auditorium opened in 2004. It was envisioned by Arundathi Nag, in remembrance of her late husband, actor, director Shankar Nag.

Location: JP Nagar

Address: 36/2, 8th Cross Road, RK Colony, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar


2) Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Chowdiah Memorial Hall is a well known cultural centre in Bengaluru and is a home for musical and theatrical performances. It was built as a tribute to the legendary violin maestro Tirumakudalu Chowdiah in 1961. It is run by the Academy of Music, an independent registered body.

Location: Malleshwaram

Address: 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram


3) Kalagrama, Mallathhalli

Kalagrama is situated inside the Bengaluru University premises and hosts many cultural events including plays. It had also hosted the nine-hour play Malegalalli Madumagalu. Kalagrama also hosts theatre festivals.

Location: Mallathahalli

Address: Mallathahalli Lake Rd, NGEF Layout, Kengunte, Jnana Bharathi


4) KH Kalasoudha

Recently taken over by Prabhat Studios, KH Kalasoudha is mainly a dedicated space for plays. The theatre has a play almost every evening starting from 7 PM.

Location: Hanumantha Nagar

Address: Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumantha Nagar, Basavanagudi


5) Good Shepherd auditorium

It is a top player in the auditorium category in Bangalore. Artistes like Naseeruddin Shah to Rajat Kapoor have performed their plays in Good Shepherd auditorium.

Location: Residency Road

Address: Museum Rd, Opposite St. Patrick’s Church, Richmond Town


6) Ravindra Kalakshetra

It is a cultural centre in the city which is a home for musical and theatrical performances. It was built to commemorate the birth centenary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Veteran artistes, film stars like Umashree, Mukhyamantri Chandru, TS Nagabharana, Master Hirannaiah, CR Simha, Prakash Raj have performed here.

Location: JC Road, next to Town Hall

Address: Besides Town Hall, JC Road, Kumbaragundi, Sampangi Rama Nagar


7) Jagriti Theatre

Jagriti performance arts space was founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja. The space has hosted several productions from India and across world. It is a 200-seat theatre fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The stage also designed for intimate performances and is operated by the ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

Location: Whitefield

Address: Varthur Road, Near Adarsh Palm Meadows, Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield

8) Alliance Française de Bangalore

Built in 1970, Alliance française de Bangalore is part of a worldwide network of more than 850 institutions. It is the best place where Bangaloreans can find a space of self-development and enrichment in addition to plays held here regularly.

Location: Vasanth Nagar

Address: Thimmaiah Road, Opposite UNI Building, Vasanth Nagar

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