Taman Ismail Marzuki

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Ismail Marzuki Park
Taman Ismail Marzuki  (Indonesian)
TypeArts and science park
LocationJalan Cikini Raya, Cikini, Jakarta, Indonesia
Coordinates6°11′21″S 106°50′24″E / 6.189053°S 106.840019°E / -6.189053; 106.840019
CreatedNovember 10, 1968 (1968-11-10)

Taman Ismail Marzuki, popularly known as TIM, or in English as Ismail Marzuki Park,[1] is an arts, cultural, and science center located at Cikini in Jakarta, Indonesia. Within the complex there are also educational institutions such as the Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ), the HB Jassin Literary Documentation Center and Jakarta Planetarium. The complex is built on an 8 hectares land area. TIM is named after Ismail Marzuki, one of Indonesia's most influential composers.[2] Taman Ismail Marzuki complex comprises a number of facilities including six performing arts theaters, cinemas, an exhibition hall, a gallery and an archive building.[1] The complex was previously known as Jakarta Arts Center.

Cultural performances often take place in this cultural center, including dance, drama and music performances, poetry reading, sculpture, painting and art exhibitions, and film festival screenings. There is also a large food-court within the complex.


Inaugurated by Jakarta Governor Ali Sadikin, on 10 November 1968, the 90 meter square cultural center was built on the former Taman Raden Saleh, a public park established and owned by Raden Saleh, who was a famous Indonesian painter during the colonial Dutch East Indies era. Taman Raden Saleh was previously Jakarta's zoo and a public park, before the being moved to Ragunan Zoo. Taman Raden Saleh previously hosted a Greyhound racing arena, a cinema, a Garden Hall and a podium.

Building complex[edit]

  • Graha Bhakti Budaya, a performing art hall with an 800-seat capacity, 600 on the ground floor and 200 on the balcony. The stage measures 15m x 10m x 6m. This air conditioned hall is equipped with lighting, acoustic technology and sound systems; and stages musical concerts, performing arts such as drama, traditional or contemporary dances, and also film screenings.
  • Galeri Cipta II and Galeri Cipta III, are two galleries housing fine arts, paintings and sculpture exhibitions, art discussions, seminars, and short film screenings. These galleries can contain 80 paintings and 20 sculptures.
  • Teater Jakarta is a performing art studio which has two theater, the larger one with a capacity of 1200 and the smaller one with capacity of 300 spectators. Theater, music, poetry and seminars are staged here. The stage measures 10m x 5m x 6m. The building equipped with acoustic and lighting systems and is air conditioned.[3]
  • Kineforum, a 45-person capacity theater run by the Jakarta Arts Council.
  • Teater Halaman or Studio Pertunjukan Seni is an open-air auditorium for experimental art for young artist's theater and for poetry performances.
  • Plaza: the courtyard of TIM is sometimes used as additional space to stage outdoor performing that can accommodate 2,500 spectators.

Cited works[edit]

  • Merrillees, Scott (2015). Jakarta: Portraits of a Capital 1950-1980. Jakarta: Equinox Publishing. ISBN 9786028397308.


  1. ^ a b Merrillees 2015, p. 131.
  2. ^ "Taman Ismail Marzuki, Pusat Kesenian untuk Mengenang Sang Komposer". Kompas. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Jakpost guide to Jl. Cikini Raya". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 18 August 2018.