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Address: 2 Cathedral Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700071, India
Phone Number:
223 4302

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if you are intrested in arts this is the place to be. exibition is often held here and to know the local artist and look in there art is just a fantastic experince. if your a art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Darjeeling, India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The place has few galleries that host many art exhibitions. The layout or the design of the galleries is nothing to speak about. So it all depends upon the quality of the exhibits. The place is located in a prominent place but is constrained of space around it. The outside does not offer anything great either.

Thank Dev1972
Dehradun, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Well, I am talking about the auditorium of the Academy of fine Arts, Kolkata which is the mecca of Bengali theater. It is pathetic to see the complete negligence of the authorities concerned towards maintenance and upkeep of this place. For the last 20 years there has not been any change. When I see this in comparison with auditoriums in... More 

Thank devachakra
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is undoubtedly one of my favorite places in the city.I have gone there quite a few times to watch theater in the auditorium. Truly it is an excellent place for spending quality time.

Thank Preetam D
Darjeeling, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

if you are intrested in arts this is the place to be. exibition is often held here and to know the local artist and look in there art is just a fantastic experince. if your a art or photography junkie then here is the place.

Thank Pasang1608
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

this is at the centre of the city. the area is lovely as it is on the borders of the maidan. here what happens inside is more important. it is always full with the intellectually dominant sections.

Thank Adhip M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Presently only the downstairs is open and features a monthly schedule of different exhibitions. When we visited the temporary displays featured artists from other northern states, particularly Assam with some great modern art. Without doubt the most interesting aspect was to be able to discuss with the Artists themselves what it's like trying to make it as an artist in... More 

Thank noahoxford1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The academy was formally established in 1933 by Lady ranu mukherje. It was in a room loaned by the Indian Museum. In the 1950s, Lady Ranu Mookerjee and patronage by B C ROY Chief Minister of West Bengal the academy was shifted to a very large place in the Cathedral Road, just beside St Paul’s cathedral. There are some famous... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Your Kolkata visit can't be completed until you visit this place inheriting Bengali culture and theatre. Regular Bengali theatre shows and festivals happen there. and the compound is full of intellectual discussion.

Thank hiuimarc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The exhibitions, especially the art and sculpture ones by the contemporary artists are really good. Some excellent play by eminent theatre/film personalities are also staged here. One has to keep an eye on the posters and newspaper advertisements and reviews to attend these programmes.

Thank PBC24
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

You are not in Kolkata if you have not spent few hours here. Crawling place of Bong intellectuals...

Thank MandarBose17

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