Kalakshetra Foundation


This project was about upgrading the beautiful traditional Koothambalam with top notch acoustics and the latest sound and light technologies.

A sacred yet modern space for the arts, the Koothambalam, or Bharata Kalakshetra Auditorium, is the main theatre space in Kalakshetra. Rukmini Devi wrote that "dance was so closely interlinked with religion that today it is impossible to think of it divorced from this essential background". In every sense, the architecture of the Koothambalam - Bharata Kalakshetra auditorium reflects this understanding. Today it is one of the most important and respected performance spaces in India.

Programs at the Koothambalam, Bharata Kalakshetra Auditorium, include dance, festivals, monthly cultural events, lectures and demonstrations.

Construction delays, project currently in process...