Colombo has many spaces for performing arts and the latest and the most happening amongst them is the Chinese funded Lotus Pond theatre, better known as the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa theatre. It is located at the heart of the city in close proximity to the National museum, the library and a number of other shopping and dining attractions.
The state of the art building declared open only in 2012 boasts of modern lighting and sound facilities which will enable even the most modern plays and other performances to be held there. With multi-level seating it can comfortably accommodate as many as 1288 participants, who can enjoy a world class theater experience. The setting is ideal for large scale theatre productions and every month there are many events taking place at this venue. They range from musicals, dramas, dance shows and many other performances.
What is special about this place is also the architecture. Thus, for even those who do not have the time to catch a show here, it is still well worth a visit to see the lotus pond shaped structure. On special occasions the setting is lit up with fairy lights which reflect on the water of the pond that is around the massive lotus shaped structure. There are also a number of other interesting places of interest, especially for a tourist. The road that has now been named after this iconic building has a number of artists showcasing their paintings and most of them are available for sale.
So for those who are looking forward to taking tours to Sri Lanka, there is a wide variety of Sri Lanka Tour Packages, and for those who opt for a city tour of Colombo with Sri Lankan Dreams, one is sure to pass by this landmark in the capital. Locals are indeed proud of this building and are of course keen to catch a performance here. If you are in town, make sure you at least drop by to see the place. It would definitely be ideal if you could make it to a traditional dance performance or a similar show, which would indeed provide one with a first-hand experience of the local arts and culture scene.