Kalidas Rangalaya

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Kalidas Rangalaya
Kalidas Rangalaya logo.png
Logo of Bihar Art Theatre
Address South East Gandhi Maidan, Patna - 800 004
Owner Bihar Art Theatre
Opened 1974[1]

Kalidas Rangalaya is one of Bihar's well-known theatres and a center for cultural performances in Patna, India.[2] It is in the southeast corner of Gandhi Maidan[3] and is run by the Bihar Art Theater which is the regional centre of International Theatre Institute, UNESCO, Paris.[1]


Named after Kālidāsa, it was established on 9 October 1974 by Anil Kumar Mukherjee.[4] It is built on land given by the Government of Bihar to Bihar Art Theater to promote and pursue theatrical and cultural activities in the state capital.[1]


Today the Kalidas Rangalaya consists of a stage, auditorium, Bihar Institute of Dramatics office and a cafeteria, known as 'Annapurna'. The complex also houses Shakuntala Janta Theater, Priyambada Children's Theater, Anasuya Art Gallery and Abhyathna Guest House for artists. Classes in dance and music forms, painting, and photography are offered at the complex.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c About Us. "About Us". Kalidas Rangalaya. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  2. ^ "4-day theatre fest opens at Kalidas Rangalaya - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  3. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Bihar | Kalidas Rangalaya keeps drama alive". Telegraphindia.com. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Street's a stage for these artistes - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  5. ^ "Kalidas Rangalaya, Patna". Go4patna.com. 1961-06-25. Retrieved 2014-04-24.