India is the land of cultural heritage. Classical music and dance, recitation, plays, poetries, fine arts, over 150 spoken languages and 8 dance forms inculcate our cultural girth. With the high influence of the western culture, we are slowly detaching from our ethnic roots.
Mumbai, known for its’ fashion and youth culture, is believed to be influenced a lot by the western culture. But as they say, there’s something for everyone in this city of dreams! Mumbai doesn’t fail to please it’s tradition lovers. Authentic cultural hubs are scattered across the island city, offering a mosaic of Indian traditions.
The top 10 Cultural Hubs of the city–
- BHAVAN’S CULTURAL CENTER, Andheri
For the past 8 years, Bhavan’s Cultural Center has been entertaining the citizens with quality classical music, dance and drama performances. The center provides pleasingGujrati, Marathi and Hindi for all the visitors. A must visit for all classical lovers!
- NATIONAL CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS, Nariman Point
The multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural center promotes and preserves India’s heritage of – music, dance, film, literature, theatre and photography. Undoubtedly,the ideal destination to capture the spirit of all classical forms at one place!
- PRITHVI THEATRE, Juhu
Built by Sashi Kapoor in the memory of his father Prithvi Kapoor is one of the best known theatres in the city. They are popular hosts of inspiring workshops and plays along with other mesmerizing programs related to – poetry, cinema, documentary and performing arts.
- THANE KALA BHAVAN, Thane
The brilliantly designed art gallery located at the heart of Mumbai, exhibits fabulous pieces of experienced as well as blossoming artists. The conference hall, workshop hall and the new built library will not fail to impress you with exclusive knowledge.
- BHANDUP FINE ARTS, Bhandup
Growing in the eastern suburbs of Bhandup for its heavenly presentation of Indian classical music and other art performances is a must-visit in the town. With over 400 members, it plays a great role in the conservation of heritage.
- BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM, Byculla
The oldest museum in the city is the treasure house of decorative and industrial arts. Built in 1855, the ancient architecture of the museum keeps every eye wide open. The significance collection of this long-lived beauty includes – archeological finds, map and historical photograph of Mumbai, silver and copper wares and costumes.
- RAVINDRA NATYA MANDIR, Paradevi
Located near Siddhivinayak Temple, the two halls of RavidraNatyaMandir are dedicated in promoting classical art forms. The larger one holding a capacity of 911 is booked throughout the year for performances of classical music and Bharatnatyam. The smaller man having 199 seats hosts contemporary dramas and other plays.
- DAMODAR THACKERSEY MULJI HALL, Parel
The prime location in Mumbai to get the best glimpse of Marathi dramas! The stage has hosted various distinguished Marathi stage artists. About 750 programs are held here every year. Gujrati dramas are also famous here.
- JAHANGIR ART GALLARY, Fort
Historical to modern, all kind of art forms has contributed in its making. The incredible artworks of the most prestigious artists of the city get displayed here throughout the year. The ultimate venue for the art-lovers to enjoy quality work of the brilliant artists around the town! Undoubtedly, the artist’s paradise.
- UDAYAN CULTURAL ORGANIZATION, Kemps Corner
Want to get a view of fresh new artists representing the old cultural values? Then visit this magnificent cultural organization devoted in promoting promising new artists in – music, dance, theatre and fine arts. Also well-known for hosting performances of some legendry classical musicians and dancers.
Take a break from the clubs and discotheques, soak into our traditional roots. Did we miss out on your favorite cultural hub in the city? Do not forget to write about it at the below comment section.