Monday, February 1, 2010

KH Kala Soudha in Hanumanth Nagar is all set to be the cultural landmark of south Bangalore

15 January 2010: Sri AS Murthy, Sri Shivamogga Subanna, Sri Srinivas G Kappanna, Guru Smt Bhanumathi and Sri Mandya Ramesh lighted the lamp today at KH Kala Soudha to mark the green signal for cultural activities in this centre.

This auditorium has 300 seating capacity and has all the modern amenities a theatre would need. It also has a gallery space which is named after the great poet DV Gundappa. The auditorium is now open for public performances and details could are on the website or email on

Speaking on the occasion Sri AS Murthy felt that “such initiatives taken from government often lands in wrong hands but this is the first time I personally feel that it’s in right hands”.

Sri Shivamogga Subbanna stressed on the importance of decentralising art centres and having more such places in culturally rich old Bangalore.

Guru Smt. Bhanumathi voted for this auditorium and confirmed her performances there.
Sri Srinivas G Kappanna urged to management of Kala Soudha to organised Bangalore based Music, Dance and Drama festival and supported them with his strong words.

Sri Mandya Ramesh said that such places is what will wake people up to reality of lives from their couches in front of TV and film experiences which have become stale and monotonous. He welcomed the management of Kala Soudha who have bravely taken this step of maintaining the auditorium and also to promote culture.
Sihi Kahi Chandru the Chief Advisor of KH Kala Soudha said “this place is filling up the much needed alternative performance space for the culture rich Bangalore city. The ideal location and user friendly nature of our place will make this a culture hotspot soon.”

P D Sathish Chandra the Director of the place quoted “we dedicate this space to the people of South Bangalore. We want them to experience world class performance experience in their neighbourhood. The auditorium is built for them by BBMP and we shall ensure that right use is made of the auditorium for enriching and promoting cultural heritage of Bangaloerians”.

The three day inaugural festival showcased Pallavi MD’s rare light music gems on January 15th. January 16th features Prakash Belwadi's brand new play Corilanus by Shakesphere. The closing day on January 17th has Nritarutya presenting four sequences of diverse themes. With this from 18th onwards the place is open for public performances.

KH Kala Soudha (Kengal Hanumantiah Kala Soudha) is situated in the same compound of Sri Ramanjaneya Temple at Hanumanth Nagar. This was constructed by BBMP approximately three years back. The auditorium has now been given on lease to Fourth Corner Consultants for the period of five years. The auditorium could be booked for cultural performances at Rs. 5000 per performance of 100 minutes. For all further information on the auditorium kindly log on to or mail us on
Contact for media: Sathish Chandra PD – 9845031413
Agency Contact: Saleela Kappan - 9980188938
Photographs by: Hema Narayanan

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