Add A Bit Of Drama To Your Life At These Theatre and Performance Venues


    For those of you who love the thrill of theatre and live drama, Bangalore is an exciting place to be. Cheery musicals, gloomy dramas and rib-tickling comedies are all part of the vibrant scene. LBB shines the spotlight on the city’s best theatre spaces.

    Ranga Shankara

    Ranga Shankara

    JP Nagar, Bangalore

    The big daddy of Bangalore’s theatre scene, Ranga Shankara is a world-class facility that’s dedicated to celebrating the art form. You can catch plays here on a daily basis, thanks to their ‘Play A Day’ mantra, and the tickets come at affordable prices. Their only request? Get there on time. While you are there don't forget to check out Anju's Cafe for some yummy Sabhudhana Vadas and Chai. 

    Jagriti Theatre

    Jagriti Theatre

    Whitefield, Bangalore

    Started off by theatre stalwarts, Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, Jagriti hosts theatre, music, dance and comedy performances. They even have a Theatre Arts Program (for children between 8 and 18) that trains you in the vocation. Apart from the 200-seat theatre around a spacious stage (with a setup of 62 lights, no less!), Jagriti has plenty of spots for rehearsals, workshops, and other events.

    Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

    For years now, Alliance Francaise’s cosy theatre space has seen troupes from all over the world swing by for a performance. You can also sign up for concerts, film festivals and comedy nights here.

    Atta Galatta

    Atta Galatta

    Koramangala, Bangalore

    Apart from being an ace book store, Atta Galatta’s performance space comes alive with theatrical interpretations of the written word. Step in and watch plays infused with humour, tragedy, and drama.

    Chowdiah Memorial Hall

    Though it is mainly a concert hall (it is shaped like a violin even), Chowdaiah regularly showcases the best of theatre talents and big productions from around India. It’s also a great place to catch a Kannada play.


    Ravindra Kalakshetra

    Ravindra Kala Kshetra

    Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore

    Right at the heart of the city, Ravindra Kalakshetra (named after Rabindranath Tagore) is the place to watch opulent drama reovolving around mythology and folklore.

    KH Kala Soudha

    K H Kala Soudha

    Basavanagudi, Bangalore

    Backed by a legion of theatre artistes from Karnataka, KH Kala Soudha’s calendar comes packed with plays and dramas that revolve around Kannada folklore as well as modern themes.


    Rangasthala Auditorium

    Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore

    Located at Rangoli Metro Art Centre, this small theatre place is where you can catch interactive storytelling sessions, Bangalore-inspired productions and plays.

    KEA Prabhath Rangamandira

    Intense Kannada plays, family comedies, Shakespeare and myth-based dramas are all part of Rangamandira’s events calendar.

    Yours Truly ALMA

    Yours Truly Theatre

    Indira Nagar, Bangalore

    A Bangalore-based theatre group, Yours Truly’s performance space showcases the troupe’s best works. Drop by for their performances or if you’d like to explore the actor within you, sign up for their workshops.