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Ravindra Bharathi
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It's second home to the city's culturati, and possibly the most active cultural center this side of the Opera House. There's always something happening at Ravindra Bharathi - from recitals by local music schools to performances by groups from all over the country and the world, from breathtaking dance ballets to arangetrams by aspiring Bharatnatyam superstars. And if you're lucky, that unashamedly cacophonic but hugely popular Kishoreda music festival might be on again. With singers to give your tiny bathroom-singing ego a boost.

The center is a thriving bed of local theater, with a regular supply of Telugu plays and some occasional Hindi ones. Not all of them are good, but at least there's activity - and there's the undying hope that one day we'll have a Prithvi on our hands. That'll be enough of the sarcastic comments, thank you. The auditorium is first choice for many theater groups coming in from out of town. That trio of brilliant Englishmen abridged Shakespeare's works here once, in a play that still warms the hearts of all those whose senses of humor are deadened by the likes of Bharat Dabholkar, who also brought his play Monkey Business here.

Yes, the seats are arranged so that you can't see anything if you're stuck in the back rows, and yes, the loos are indeed horrible. But on the bright side, most of the events held here are open to the public, for free! The cramped mini-hall on the first floor is available for smaller events, and there's also a tiny auditorium for film screenings, sometimes used by the Children's Film Society.

You can always count on SICA (the South Indian Cultural Association) for a couple of good performances every month. And if you can't bear to hear Kishoreda killed over and over again, head out to the canteen and try its famed dessicated samosas.
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meenakshi vedula on 11th Apr 2017, 10:56am | Permalink
it is wonderful to see any programme in this hall.but they should maintain a face book information of their programmes daily to the cultural lovers
Mohan darling on 6th Feb 2017, 6:16pm | Permalink
Really very good place to watch cultural programs and spirituality. Thanks to the management to conducting such a good programs my last few weekends spent in RavindraBharathi, believe me this is very great place for mind relaxation and spend time with family. my sincere request to the management please update the programs schedules in this website. Thank you
V.Subba Rao on 25th May 2016, 5:34pm | Permalink
It is a very good place for cultural progrmmes. We are regular visitors to ravindrabharathi.
But we are missing certain good programmes and on somedays we are returning due to noprogrammes. This is due to no information about the programmes in the website.
Kindly give the details of programmes in your website
Thank you
Regards
V.Subba Rao
macha srinivas on 20th Sep 2015, 4:42pm | Permalink
gd evng sir.this is wonder place ,many more programs showing in that very enjoyfull in side.
GP Reddy on 23rd Oct 2012, 9:26am | Permalink
It would be nice, if all the program schedules are posted online immediately as soon as they are fixed; so people can see what is happening.
Srinivas on 20th Nov 2010, 3:44am | Permalink
The Government is in such a pathetic situation that it can't maintain a website as the ravindrabharathi website is no more working.It seems they have no funds to spend on culture.
Ali on 19th Nov 2009, 8:59pm | Permalink
www.ravindrabharathi.org

The Department of Culture launched a website on Ravindra Bharathi, which will enable online booking of the auditorium across Andhra Pradesh.Information and Culture Minister J. Geeta Reddy formally inaugurated the website ( www.ravindrabharathi.org)

Pros: National Theatre
Cons: Ravindra Bharathi
p.madduri on 12th Dec 2008, 9:37am | Permalink
it's cool when we r in a distrubed mood just go and sit in a ravindra bharati for listning classical music i hope you enjoy that
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