Arts Centre in Kolkata

Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre

Owned by the same management that operates Seagull Bookstore, this acclaimed institution regularly organises art and media exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, panel discussions and a host of other activities, w…
Live Music in Kolkata


The most happening place in Kolkata's underground and indie-music circuit, Jamsteady has packed gigs every Friday evening featuring a diverse array of musicians playing jazz, blues, electronica, folk and world music…
Live Music in Kolkata

Someplace Else

This nightclub has been steadily promoting live music in Kolkata since the mid-1990s. Acts perform nightly, although you'll have to be lucky to catch some original music. Most are cover bands who belt out regulation…
Cultural Program in Kolkata


This state-run cultural melting pot is a large, multilevel operation that regularly hosts exhibitions, dance shows, recitals and lectures in its many galleries and auditoriums. The programs are often free, and snack…
Cultural Program in Kolkata

Nandan Complex

This complex is made up of the auditoriums and theatre halls at Rabindra Sadan, Sisir Mancha and the central Nandan Cinema. Apart from sundry cultural programs through the year, the complex also hosts the popular Ko…
Spectator Sport in Kolkata

Maidan Racecourse

The Victoria Memorial provides a beautiful backdrop to this colonial-era racecourse, from whose 19th-century grandstands you can watch some of India’s best horse racing at over 40 annual meets. The New Year Derby is…
Spectator Sport in Kolkata

Eden Gardens

The vast Eden Gardens hosts international cricket matches, and is the home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team. Until some years ago, when a renovation cut its seating by half, it was billed as the world's …
Performing Arts in Kolkata

GD Birla Sabaghar

This state-of-the-art auditorium and performance venue is located within the Birla Mandir complex, although access is from a side road. It hosts a number of interesting plays, performances, musical concerts and cult…
Cultural Program in Kolkata

Akhra @ Baitanik

This performance venue showcases an ever-changing melange of art, theatre and folk or fusion music, both rural and urban. Events are held on a few evenings per month, mostly over weekends.
Cinema in Kolkata

Inox (South City Mall)

This is one of Kolkata's top-tier multiplexes, which screens brand-new Hollywood, Bollywood and local Bengali flicks. It's located on the top floor of the South City Mall.