Entertainment

Stadium in Kandy

Asgiriya Stadium

The modest Asgiriya Stadium, north of the town centre, hosts crowds of up to 10,000 cheering fans at international one-day and test matches. The compact stadium is reckoned to be one of the most attractive used for …
Performing Arts in Jaffna

Jaffna Cultural Centre

Wow! India has gifted Jaffna a huge new cultural centre due for completion by 2019. It will include a large theatre, museum, art galleries and much more. The design takes cues from the neighbouring Jaffna Public Lib…
Cricket in Colombo

Sri Lanka Cricket

The top sport in Sri Lanka is, without a doubt, cricket. You can buy tickets for major games from Sri Lanka Cricket, at the office near the oval. Major matches are played at Premadasa Cricket Stadium, northeast of t…
Dance in Kandy

Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre

This is the busiest dance-show venue and in high season it can be overwhelmingly crammed with tour groups. However, the auditorium makes it easier to take photographs here than at other venues. It’s on the northern …
Dance in Kandy

Kandy Lake Club

Located 300m up Sanghamitta Mawatha, this place has arguably the best costumes of any of the venues staging traditional Sri Lankan dance shows. The performances often concludes with a walking on burning coals finale…
Theatre in Colombo

Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre

This glossy venue is located in a high-profile spot south of Viharamahadevi Park. Its stunning design is based on the Nelum Pokuna, the 12th-century lotus pond in Polonnaruwa. Look for important productions here.
Cultural Centre in Colombo

Lionel Wendt Art Centre

Among other cultural happenings, this gallery hosts live theatre and other events at night.
Dance in Kandy

Mahanuwara YMBA

Southwest of the lake, the YMBA guesthouse is a low-key venue for Sri Lankan dance; the performances here are entertaining and the crowds somewhat thinner.
Theatre in Colombo

Elphinstone Theatre

This theatre from 1916 has long had a busy program that includes music, drama and films. In 2017 it closed for renovations.
Booking Service in Kandy

Sri Lanka Cricket Office

International one-day and test match tickets are sold on the day of the match, or you can book grandstand seats up to a month in advance through this office at the stadium. Ticket prices depend on the popularity of …