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Kalakshetra at Tamil Nadu
Kalakshetra Rd, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600041 |
044-24520836 |
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Located 8 kilometers from The Raintree Hotels, Kalakshetra is an innovative institution that focuses on training students in classical dance, music, theatre, film, and fine arts. Operating under the auspices of the Kalakshetra Foundation, the Chennai cultural academy hosts a wide range of performances, lectures, and workshops throughout the year that are open to the public. You can learn more about Kalakshetra by taking a heritage walk. Additionally, there's a crafts centre where exhibitions are presented.


Prices -

 Foreign Nationals & NRIs: Rs 500; Indian Residents: Rs 100; Kalakshetra Alumni & All Students: Rs 50

Hours -



  • Onam Music Festival
  • Kathakali Festival
  • Art Festival


  • Performances
  • Museum
  • Craft Centre
  • Tours
  • Lectures
  • Workshops


  • What will I see on the Heritage Walk?

    You’ll be able to get a real good feel for what Kalakshetra has to offer. The 90-minute tour will take you along many points of interest, such as the Visual Arts Department, Instruments Cottage, Ayyanar Shrine, and Vishnu Statue. You’ll also have an opportunity to see classes in progress and sit in on the Morning Prayer. The Heritage Walk costs Rs 1500 per person.
  • Can I visit any time of year?

    Unfortunately, Kalakshetra is not open to visitors all year long. It’s closed the second and fourth Saturdays every month as well as during all government holidays. What’s more, you will not be able to come by between the second week of March and third week of June when students are taking examinations and on vacation.

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Driving Direction to Kalakshetra
or The Raintree
Distance from attraction: 2.8 miles
Why Stay at The Raintree?
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurants in Hotel
  • Poolside Bar
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Wi-fi in Public Areas