Looking for a place to host an event or confused about a place to hold your conference?The city beautiful has a number of options for you. Now, listed as a smart city, Chandigarh has always been promoting the art and culture of India. There are various auditoriums, exhibition halls, art galleries and theatres in Chandigarh. Talking about open-air theatres, Chandigarh has got a number of them. Here we have a list of the best open-air theatres in the city.
The Rock Garden located in sector 1 of Chandigarh has two open-air theatres within its premises. Located on 40 acres of the area, it was designed by Nek Chand. The open-air theatres located at Rock Garden are usually used for organizing events, fairs, and functions. The smaller theatre can accommodate 100 persons while the bigger one can accommodate 300 plus people in one go.
Address: Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh.
Timings: Open all seven days in a week.
Summer: 9 am to 7 pm / Winter 9 am to 6 pm
Open Hand Capitol Complex
The Capitol Complex located in sector 1 Chandigarh holds a symbolic reference of architect Le Corbusier. UNESCO has rewarded the complex as one of the World’s heritage site. The complex can be used as an open-air theatre to host large gatherings and conventions.
Address: Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh.
Timings: Mon-Sat 10 am to 4 am (Sunday Closed)
Nestled in Manimajra, Kala Gram Complex has a big open-air theatre with a pre-built stage. The place is famous among various artists, artisans, and exhibitors who want to showcase their talents. Many cultural fests and activities are organized here.
Address: Madhya Marg, Manimajra, Chandigarh.
Timings: Mon- Fri 8 am to 6 pm.
Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, Chandigarh
The Bal Bhavan open-air theatre was established in the year 1982 and is one of the oldest open-air theatres in Chandigarh. The theatre is being governed by the Tagore Theatre Management, Chandigarh. Many events are organized here. Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this open-air theatre was designed for people who cannot afford to hire Tagore Theatre.
Address: On Jan Marg, Sector 23-B, Chandigarh.
Timings: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday closed)
War Memorial Sector 3 Chandigarh
With nearly 8459 names of the Martyred Soldiers, War Memorial at Chandigarh is one of the largest War Memorial of India. Though the place is a little-sacred one it can be used as an open-air theatre to organize various events.
Address: Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, Chandigarh.
Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh
Located at sector 16 of Chandigarh, Punjab Kala Bhawan is another open-air theatre in the city. Also known as Punjab Arts Council, the theatre has a seating capacity of around 300 people. The theatre can be availed for theatrical performances, seminars, conferences, musical performances, meetings etc. The rates for hiring the theatre for 3 hours are Rs. 1500 plus service tax.
Address: Rose Garden, Sector 16-B, Chandigarh.
Timings: Mon-Sat 8 am to 8 pm (Sunday Closed)
Garden of Silence
Garden of silence also known as the Buddha Garden is located at the extreme end of Sukhna Lake. The place is considered as best meditative space in Chandigarh. The Garden can be perfectly used as an open-air theatre for events like meditation sessions, yoga or laser light shows for a large-scale audience. With a great view and pollution free environment, this place is the best option to look when you are searching for open-air theatres in Chandigarh.
Address: Back side of the lake, Regulator end, Chandigarh.