• Kalachhaya Cultural Center

  • Darpan Art Gallery

  • Chitwan

  • Darshan Dance Studio


Kalachhaya was founded by Smt. Prabha Marathe (Gandabandh Shagird of Pt Birju Maharaj) in 1965, to promote the beautiful & lyrical style of Pt. Birju Maharaj. Kalachhaya has over the last 40 years grown into a "Banyan Tree", encompassing various aspects of Music, Dance, Art & Culture. The institute offers courses in Kathak, Tabla, and Hindustani vocal & Western music.

Spaces at Kalachhaya Cultural Center, Pune

  • Rangamandapam :
    Offers a regular proscenium stage for various dance/ theatre/ instrumental performances. Houses an audience of 350 - 375 people.
  • Bahurupi Amphitheatre
    One of the unique performance spaces, with earthen flooring specially maintained for dance & theatre performances.
  • Darshan The Dance Studio
    Offers space for dance / theatre rehearsals, & small lec - demos. Has a capacity to accommodate 75 - 100 people.
  • Darpan Art Gallery
    It was initiated in the Kalachhaya campus, in 2008. Apart from the ongoing performing art section.
  • Nakshatra Terrace Theatre
    This is another very unique concept in the campus. an open to the sky stage surrounded by hills on 2 sides


•    N.S.D workshop in 1990


•    Uday Shankar Dance Seminar 1996

•    Indo - Japanese Music Workshop led by
      Dr Tim Hoffman(Tokyo)

•    Brihaddeshi a folk music festival by Sangeet
      Natak Akademi in 2001.

Dance Productions

•    Shyam Bansuria
•    Pratima
•    Gyaneshwari
•    Shanti Aaradhana
•    Avyakta ki khoj mein

Kalidas Festival

Invitation - 18th July 2015.
This is to kindly request you to mark your calendars for the “KALIDAS FESTIVAL, PUNE”
It's been a year since our institute, Kala Chhaya's Golden Jubilee celebrations have started, and we have another six months to go!!

We present the very prestigious, “Mahakavi Kalidas Festival”, a paintings exhibition and dance performances.
Mr. Amol Palekar, well known theatre artist, and Mr. Anand Jog, Director, Darode - Jog builders, have kindly accepted to grace the occasion.

Date : 18th July 2015, 23rd July 2015 & 24th July 2015.

Venue : Kala Chhaya Cultural Centre, Pune.


Swarna Parva