(Last Updated on : 02-03-2019)
Rabindra Sadan is a cultural centre and theatre stage
. It is a major entertainment
zone and cultural centre for the Bengali society where one can view dramas
cultural programmes and exhibitions every evening. Various shows are conducted that can be viewed on guest passes or after purchasing tickets, depending upon the terms and conditions of the program. Rabindra Sadan is the hub of the prime Bengali culture in the metropolitan city
Location of Rabindra Sadan
Rabindra Sadan of Kolkata is located near the Nandan cinema hall and cultural complex and the Academy of Fine Arts
on AJC Bose Road in South Kolkata.
History of Rabindra Sadan
Rabindra Sadan is one of the popular theatre stages in the Indian state
of West Bengal
. The construction of this theatrical stage dedicated to the poet Rabindranath Tagore, began on 5th August 1961 and ended on October 1967.
Opening of Rabindra Sadan
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 Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore
. The popular Kolkata Film Festival
and the Children Film Festival
are held in both Nandan and Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata.
Structure of Rabindra Sadan
Rabindra Sadan complex now houses the Rabindra Sadan stage, Nandan, Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi, Sisir Mancha, Gaganendra Prodorshonshala, Nazrul Academy, etc among other centres of cultural activities. The large stage of Rabindra Sadan is a premier venue for Bengali theatre
and other cultural activities of the city.
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