Nelung Arts Centre

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Nelung Arts Center
Address Royal Nelung Arts Centre, 81 Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 200
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 6°55′04″N 79°51′36″E / 6.91778°N 79.86000°E / 6.91778; 79.86000Coordinates: 6°55′04″N 79°51′36″E / 6.91778°N 79.86000°E / 6.91778; 79.86000
Operator Niloufer Pieris
Type Theatre (Postmodern)
Genre(s) Music, Concerts, Theatre, Dance
Opened 2010
Structural engineer Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa
Services engineer Hiranti Welandawe
Main contractors Maga Group

The Nelung Arts Center is an art center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Opened in 2010, it houses a dance school, a theater and an art gallery. Established by the Nelung Arts Foundation which was founded by Niloufer Pieris a former Sri Lankan ballerina, the center is managed by the Royal Nelung Foundation under the preview of the Royal College Union.[1][2]

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Design and built as a multi-purpose building at Hyde Park Corner, it is equipped with a dance studio, open-air theatre and atrium that hosts art exhibitions as well as support facilities such as offices and car parks. It was built in an eco friendly nature with rainwater harvesting, ecobricks and natural ventilation and lighting.[3]

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