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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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AVPullarao on 14th Apr 2019, 12:00am | Permalink
Some mischief is going on for booking Ravindra Bharathi Main theater. It is being asked to book on line. Well. The booking day is opened 90 days before. Well. It starts from night 12.0 clock. Well. But when are trying to book from night 12.0 clock, the sight is not getting opened for 5 - 7 minutes ie., 12.07. The movement it opens, it will be shown as BOOKED BOOKED AND BOOKED. public would like to who is booking it ? If one is really booking it, it should come as one booked and two left or two booked one left. Nothing is shown like that. Simply BOOKED. I am trying for the past 10 days for booking the main theater from July 6th. I am not able get it, because firstly the site will not open, if at all it is opened it shows BOOKED. It is a serious issue. Some body is wantedly playing this mischievous game by hacking the site, wantedly it is being given to hack, or some body is involved for selling the dates. A thorough enquiry is needed in this subject. I am giving my mobile no. 93470 41879. My mail I
KGRao on 20th Jul 2022, 7:57pm | Permalink
Hello Pullarao gaaru
May be you are correct. I think your number changed. Can you please provide the latest number.
Jayachandra on 20th Jan 2018, 10:23pm | Permalink
Any events for Sunday the 21st Jan 2018 at Ravindra Bharati?
ganehs on 29th Dec 2017, 11:45am | Permalink
the persons at parking of ravindrabharathi are not up to the mark, instead of focussing on vehicles they are coming in auditorium and watching the whole programme. This informations iam providing just because of good history of ravindra bharathi as compared to other auditoriums
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
V.Subba Rao
webdesigner.rao on 20th Jul 2022, 8:01pm | Permalink
Subbarao gaaru,

You are correct, the website should have a regular update about the daily events, me also a regular visitor, now a days because of work busy could not able to visit regularly.
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

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 (

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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