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.

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Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara

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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.

Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar

Contact: 080 26592777

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Jagriti Theatre

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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’s trains you in the vocation.

Where: Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield,

Contact: 080 41242879

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Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

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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.

Where: Post Box 108, Thimmiah Road, Vasanthnagar

Contact: 080 40808181

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Atta Galatta

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.

Where: 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala 

Contact: 080 41600677

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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.

Where: 16th Cross, GD Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleswaram

Contact: 080 23445810

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Ravindra Kalakshetra

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.

Where: Opposite Town Hall, JC Road, Sampangi Ramanagar

Contact: 080 22241325

KH Kala Soudha

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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.

Where: Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumantha Nagar, Basavanagudi

Contact: +91 7259998222

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Rangasthala

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

Where: Rangoli Metro Art Centre, MG Road Boulevard, MG Road

Contact: 080 22969265

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KEA Prabhath Rangamandira

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

Where: : C A Site No. 1, 8th Main Road, 2nd Cross, Kamalanagar

Contact: +91 9632057799

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Yours Truly ALMA

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.

Where: 1, 17th E Main road, CMH Road

Contact: +91 9620888196

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The Humming Tree

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A dedicated space for music and concerts it might be, but, The Humming Tree does not shy away from hosting theatrical pieces from time to time. Head here to catch vibrant performances that provide food for thought.

Where: 949, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar

Contact: +91 9886618386

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Featured image via: Jagriti Theatre