The Ravindra Kalakshetra which is reputed to be the best equipped theatre in Karnataka
is the centre of cultural activities. This is the home of cultural activities throughout
This theatre was constructed for the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana and has grown into a
centre of cultural programmes.
The scheme of providing every district with a theatre took shape at the time of the
Vishwa Kannada Sammelana. The project envisages the construction of a theatre in every
district, headquarters so as to provide an impetus to cultural activities.
Open Air Theatres
The scheme envisages the construction of an open air theatre in every taluk and every
hobli, in order to encourage cultural activities in rural areas. The scheme will be
extended to cover institutions which undertake construction of open air theatre at the
The prestigious Kannada Bhavana is under completion with 1st phase name
"Kadamba" already completed this wing as the following activities.
beautifully designed air condition Mini Theatre with a sitting capacity of 150 seats.
library with the rare collection over 30,000 books
An Art Gallery with permanent exhibition
Directorate of Kannada and Culture-Sculpture Garden in front of the building.
Dwani - An Audio Centre with collection of about 1000 Audio Cassettes of Vachanas,
Haridasa, Literature, Sugama Sangeetha, Gamaka, Folk Music etc.,
Drushya - An Audio visual Centre with video Scope of Mini Screen and collection of video
Sanchya - Information Centre set up to provide information about the men of literature,
drama, dance, Music etc.
Office of Shilpakala Academy
Office of Bangalore Division
Office of the Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy and
Karnataka Janapada and Yakshagana Academy.