Cultural

KALAGRAM

Efforts to revive and maintain the rich heritage of Indian Art and Culture resulted in setting up of Kala Gram - Shilp Gram, and artisan village over an area of 17 acres on Chandigarh Kalka Road near the Railway Crossing.  Kala Gram has been set up in Chandigarh by Chandigarh Administration and North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC).  It aims at identification, preservation and propagation of traditional arts and crafts of the Region and to generate financial support to artisans and craftsmen. Kala Gram has been envisaged for display of Crafts, artifacts, handicrafts & handloom, and to promote traditional culture-Folk Songs and Dances.

Ph.- 0172- 2738700, 2739732.

THE CULTURAL COMPLEX, Sector 10

Chandigarh is the cultural capital of the region. Many artists and writers live in the city. The frequently held exhibitions, and performances by singers, dancers, musicians and actors have inculcated among city residents a desire for the best in performing visual and plastic arts besides literary encounters. Le Corbusier earmarked a portion of Sector 10 as the Cultural Complex which would include an Audio-Visual Training Institute, a Museum, an Art Gallery, and a 'Miracle Box' ( which never got build ) and later replaced by the Science Museum.

At present there is the Government College of Arts, the Government Museum and Art Gallery alongwith a separate 'Pavilion for Temporary Exhibitions' - now converted into the City Museum. The 'Miracle Box' has been substituted by a Science Museum, not designed by Le Corbusier, but located in the Cultural Complex. The Theatre for Performing Arts was later realised as the Tagore Theatre designed by Aditya Prakash in Sector 18.

LALIT KALA, SAHITYA AND SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY

These three bodies devoted to art, literature, music and dance/drama respectively function in co-ordination with the UT Administration and have their offices in the State Library Building, Sector 34. They conduct numerous lectures, exhibitions, performances and festivals throughout the year.

PRACHEEN KALA KENDRA, Sector 35

This is a private teaching institution offering degree courses in Hindustani vocal and instrumental music, Kathak and Bharatnatyam among the Indian Classical dance and also folk dances and song. The Pracheen Kala Kendra organises a week-long festival of music and dance every year in March as well as smaller programs - baithaks - on the 11th of every month. No tickets are required for these programs. Anyone may attend.

 

Theatre

Address

Capacity (Seats)

Telephone

Open Air Theatre (2 Number)

Rock Garden, Sector 1

700

2740645

Open Air Theatre

Open Hand, Capitol Complex

2000

Open Air Theatre

Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16

80

2771472

Bal Bhawan - Open Air

Sector 23-B

800 Fixed

2721858, 2704573

Tagore Theatre

Sector 18-A

580 Fixed with AC

2724278

Auditorium

Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10

180 Fixed with AC

2740261

Bhargava Auditorium

P.G.I.M.E.R., Sector 12

1000 Fixed with AC

2746018

Auditorium

Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15

400

2780611

Auditorium

Pracheen Kala Kendra
Sector 35-B

400

2600451, 2662785, 2661171

Auditorium

Polytechnic for Women
Sector 10-D

386

2740476

Auditorium

Home Science College
Sector 10

300

2740387

Auditorium

Government College for Girls, Sector 11

330

2740614

Auditorium

Government College of Arts, Sector 10

215

2740309

Auditoria (3 in Number)

D.A.V. College, Sector 10

1500, 500, 300 Fixed with Air Cooling

2743980, 2742854

Auditorium

Government College of Architecture, Sector 12

200 Fixed with AC

2740572, 2740558

Auditorium
(Law   Department)

Panjab University, Sector 14

630 Fixed with Air Cooling

2541441

Auditorium

Government College of Education, Sector 20

300

2700075

Auditorium

Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23

300

2700009, 5029263

Auditorium

Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24

240

2715850

Auditorium

Centre Polytechnic, Sector 26

600

2795522, 2794942

Auditorium

Teacher Technical Training Institute, Sector 26

330 Fixed with AC

2791349, 2791351, 2793898

Auditorium

Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Sector 30

480 Fixed with AC

2651722, 2651733

Auditorium

Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36

400

2603241, 2603652

Auditorium

Mehar Chand Mahajan DAV College for Girls, Sector 36

2603355