Pusat Kesenian Jakarta Taman Ismail Marzuki also known as Taman Ismail Marzuki is a popular art and cultural center located in central Jakarta. Established in 1968, the venue was named after the famous Jakarta born composer, Ismail Marzuki. Visitors can witness a statue of this great Indonesian musician at the entrance of Taman Ismail Marzuki.
Taman Ismail Marzuki or TIM boasts an unmatched selection of exhibition spaces, art galleries, theatres and cinemas. It is equipped with six state-of-the-art theatres. The Jakarta Planetarium and the Jakarta Art Institute are also located in this complex. The Art Institute is the first and only local college in Indonesia set up with the aim of providing training for performing and visual arts. Taman Ismail Marzuki is a haven for the art enthusiasts interested in dance, music, drama, poetry, sculpture, painting, photography and film screening. Visitors can stay in a nearby Hotel in Jakarta and witness some world class performances that take place throughout the year at the TIM. The five star luxury hotel Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta is an ideal place to stay.
Taman Ismail Marzuki cultural center hosts both contemporary and traditional Indonesian as well as international performances in its indoor as well as outdoor theatres. Performances such as gamelan music event and Sundanese dance are very popular forms of art performed at the TIM. Graha Bhakti Budaya is one of Taman Ismail Marzuki’s main performing art halls that can accommodate 800 spectators. This air-conditioned and well equipped hall stages performing arts like drama and dance as well as musical concerts and film screening. The Galeri Cipta II and Galeri Cipta III galleries are predominantly used for sculpture exhibitions, fine arts, painting, and art seminars and for screening short films. Teater Halaman or Studio Pertunjukan Seni is an open air auditorium used mainly by young artists for drama and musical performances. The Plaza and Teater Studio are also based within the complex. Taman Ismail Marzuki also houses some good restaurants too.