Kolkata is always buzzing with energy and this includes its music scene. Whether you are a classic music fan or a electronic lover, Kolkata’s frequent concerts have something for you. Our guide to the city’s best concert venues will help you keep on top of what is happening.
Satyajit Ray Auditorium
Located in the Rabindranath Tagore Centre, this compact auditorium frequently hosts music and dance performances from around the world. There are great acoustics, comfortable seating, wheelchair access and a great café located right next door, and the auditorium can seat up to 274 guests at a time. For Indian classical music concerts, there are few better places to go to in Kolkata.
Founded in 2012 as a weekly music event hosted at the Princeton Club, Jamsteady has grown to become one of Kolkata’s finest independent music platforms. Their annual music festival, Big Sunday, is one of the city’s most vibrant contemporary cultural events.
This popular water park and resort doubles as one of Kolkata’s hottest concert grounds. From Sunburn Arena and Bacardi NH7 Weekender to Bollywood music shows, Aquatica has been Kolkata’s venue of choice for some of the country’s biggest music festivals. Spread across 17 acres, Aquatica is a fun place to visit– whether you’re doing so to see your favourite musical act or not.
This trendy nightclub and lounge on Park Street (central Kolkata) is yet another of Kolkata’s top live music venues. Frequently featuring some of the most popular DJs from around the country (as well as exquisite décor), The Myx continually manages to draw some of the most energetic crowds from the city and guarantees you a fantastic night of good music, people and food.
Nicco Park Grounds
This amusement park in Salt Lake City is yet another popular location for big concerts and music festivals. From Bollywood singers to independent artists, a wide range of musicians have performed here. Located within reasonable distance of a range of bars and restaurants, you will also have many options to carry on partying after your concert.
Ghanshyam Das Birla Sabhagar
Established in 1984 by Indian industrialise K. K. Birla, this majestic space was initially built to host religious and philosophical discussions. Today, as one of Kolkata’s premiere arts and culture venues, the Sabhagar frequently hosts classical music concerts featuring renowned and upcoming artists from around the country. The centre also hosts dance and theater performances, including an annual theater festival known as the Sabhagar festival.
Netaji Indoor Stadium
This popular indoor sports stadium frequently hosts large music concerts by artists from across genres. The stadium is located right at the heart of the city, in the vast green grounds of the Maidan, and seats more than 12,000 people. From local Bengali bands to international music legends, many artists have graced the stadium.