Rabindra Sadan is a cultural centre and theatre stage in Kolkata
, located near the Nandan cinema and cultural complex and the Academy of Fine Arts on AJC Bose Road in South Kolkata. It is one of the popular theatre stages in the Indian state
of West Bengal
. Construction began on 5 August 1961 and ended October 1967. It is noted for its large stage which is a prime venue for Bengali theatre
and Kolkata Film Festival
The Rabindra Sadan complex now houses the Rabindra Sadan stage, Nandan, Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi, Gaganendra Prodorshonshala among other centres of cultural activities. It is service by Rabindra Sadan station of Kolkata Metro on North South Corridor. Rabindra Sadan is the hub of the prime Bengali culture in the metropolitan city of Kolkata. The large stage of Rabindra Sadan is a premier venue for Bengali theatre
and other cultural activities of the city. Rabindra Sadan of Kolkata is a major entertainment zone and cultural centre for the Bengali society where you can view dramas, dance cultural programmes and exhibitions every evening.
Rabindra Sadan of Kolkata is located at the AJC Bose Road and Cathedral Road junction which is in the south-east point of the Kolkata Maidan. The Rabindra Sadan area comprises of the Rabindra Sadan stage, Nandan, Bangla Academy, Gaganendra Prodorshonshala which are the major centres of cultural activities. The following cultural centres on Rabindra Sadan making this the cultural zone of Kolkata a city of joy:
* Sisir Mancha
* Academy of Fine Arts
* Pashchim Banga Academy
* The Calcutta Information Centre
The first laying stone for constructing Rabindra Sadan of Kolkata was done by the late Prime Minister
of India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru
on 8th May, 1961. But it was opened to public from October, 1967. Rabindra Sadan of Kolkata was established to pay homage to our favourite poet and Nobel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore
. The Nandan theatre hall situated at the backside of Kolkata`s Rabindra Sadan, is a hot spot for film lovers. The popular film festivals of Kolkata are held in both Nandan and Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata.