Sri Lanka has always enjoyed a proud and rich tradition of arts and culture – especially in the performing arena. These performances were at one time in history given royal patronage in order to encourage and develop the art. Continuing this tradition, and with an intent to offer State Patronage to the various performing arts prevalent in Sri Lankan society and its International influences, the Lotus Pond Mahinda Rajapakse Performing Theatre was inaugurated on the 15th of December 2011.
With the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being held at the Lotus Pond Theatre the venue has now become an ideal location for a conference in Sri Lanka. Organising such an event is one that takes careful planning and can be made easier with the aid of a professional event management Company. The Nkar Mice division undertakes organizing and planning all meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions at an International level.
Boasting of a large auditorium seating 1288 people at a time, together with an open air theatre and an Open stage on the front steps, this Performing Theatre seeks to provide a haven for artistes – both local and International, to cultivate and develop their talents.
Constructed at a cost of roughly 3000 Million Rupees the Theater features state of the art technology and all facilities for both patrons and performers. The main auditorium consists of three tiers of viewing space and a stage with elevators for orchestras and other performance structures. The open air theatre is situated on the roof top of the building and can accommodate around 300 people.
The rehearsal room is large, well equipped and is accompanied by 2 dressing rooms. Additionally there are 12 dressing rooms situated backstage of the main auditorium. Parking is available for around 300 vehicles inside the premises. With more than 15000 square meters of space, the venue has, since its establishment attracted many diverse types of events and performances, all of which have established the Lotus Pond Theatre as a venue of choice especially in the South Asian region.
With its close proximity to the city centre and easy access to all important locations in Colombo, the Lotus Pond Performance Theatre is ideally located.
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