Rangsharda Auditorium is an extension of the Rangsharda hotel and is known for hosting various historic plays. It is located at a walking distance from the hotel in Bandra, Mumbai.
Offering a decent sound system and lighting equipments, this auditorium is a favorite venue for hosting theatrical performances. The Auditorium is equipped with seating capacity of about 800 seats it is one of most famous auditorium situated in the city. It is a forerunner in catalyzing the growth of theatre and other performing arts in the country.
Rangsharda Auditorium is attached to a Banquet Hall which has conference facilities to accommodate 250 persons and is ideal for corporate general meeting, seminars, lectures, discourses and other recreational activities. It also hosts a number of live performances and shows quite often.
The auditorium hosts theatrical acts of different genres every week. It is an ideal place for theatre enthusiast to spend their weekend, getting enamored by the esteemed theatre artists at their best!
Near Lilavati Hospital, KC Marg, Bandra Reclamation Flyover,
ONGC Colony, Bandra West ONGC Colony, Bandra West Mumbai,
Bombay Art Society
History of Indian Art is as old as the Indian civilization itself and every major period of history has given India newer modes of expression and newer forms of art. The influence of modern art was felt long before Independence in cities like Mumbai, Calcutta, Madras, where school of art were established by the British. The Bombay Art Society was founded in 1888, which was the most crucial phase when India was approaching Independence from the colonial rule when the Indian Art was pregnant with discontinuities, conflicts and high points. The shifting positions of revivalist and anti-revivalist stands shared by the artists of from various parts of the sub-continent further enhanced the complexity of the evolution of art during that time. The Bombay Art Society, originally founded to encourage the artistically inclined British in India, later began to include Indian participants in their exhibitions. The Annual Art Exhibitions of the society were important social events and were written about in local news papers. Eminent artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Ganapathi Mhatre, and MF Pithawala submitted their entries for the competitions and won prizes. Since then, the Society has played a seminal role as an organization promoting art in India.
At the time of independence, a new beginning of artistic impulse was felt with the dawn of a new era. The impact of the Second World War, science, the changing social environment, economic scenario and political thinking had its influence in the Indian Art scene. Contemporary artists inspired a new line creating a synthesis between the east and the west. Since the last two decades, the Contemporary Art scene of India is rapidly evolving, among other catalysts, owing to economic growth, new media, technological advancements, and simultaneously seething social as well as cultural tensions. From domestic market the Indian Art is now traveling internationally to fetch often astronomical prices. At home, however, a gap between arts creation and appreciation still exists. Contemporary Art remains an elite closed door affair limiting its access to few.
Opp. Rangsharda, KC Marg, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West,
Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400050