Lalitakala Toranam

  1. Capacity

    Capacity of Auditorium

    Theatre Hall Seats
    Ground Capacity VVIP's 300
    VIP's 500
    Invities 1,800
    Closed Bolcony 400
    Open Bolcony 1,500
    Total 4,500
  2. Equipment & Facilities

    Sound Systems

      Sound System Qty (Nos)
    1 400W Power Amplifiers 1
    2 250W Power Amplifiers 2
    3 150W Power Amplifiers 2
    4 2,000W Micro Phones 4
    5 1,000W Micro Phones 8
    6 16 Channel Studio Master Mixture 1
    7 150W Speaker Boxes 4
    8 200W Speaker Boxes 2
    9 Ahuza Deck 1

    Stage Lights

    S.No Lighting System Qty (Nos)
    1 Halozen 45
    2 Day Lights 4
    3 Candle 28
  3. Tariff

    Rent for Main Theatre

    S.No Particulars Rent Deposit Maintainance Charge
    1 By Invitation (On Working days) 1,000/- 5,000/- 500/-
    2 On Public Holidays 3,000/- 5,000/- 500/-
    3 Buy Tickets and Sponsored Programmes (10 A.M. to 10 P.M.) 10,000/- 1,0000/- 1,000/-
    4 School/College Functions, Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, Felicitations etc. (2 P.M. to 10 P.M.) 5,000/- 5,000/- 1,000/-
    5 Film & Musical Nights (10 A.M. to 10 P.M.) 10,000/- 10,000/- 1,000/-
    6 Film Awards Functions (10 A.M. to 10 P.M.) 10,000/- 10,000/- 1,000/-
    7 Film Shootings (for 8 Hours only) (10 A.M. to 10 P.M.) 25,000/- 20,000/- 3,000/-
    8 Screening of Films by Non Governmental Organisations 2,000/- 5,000/- 1,000/-

    **Film Shooting is permitted only subject to the condition that the theatre equipment, properties etc. are in no way affected and subject to usual penalties for the damage done. Electricity charges are payable separately.)

    • Actual Electricity and Water charges are payable as per the meter reading and will be adjusted from the caution deposit paid by the Registered parties.
    • Plastic Chairs will be provided at a rent of Rs.2/- per chair.
    • Podium and Lamp will also be provided at a rent of Rs. 500/-
    • Extra rent of Rs. 500/- per hour will be charged, if the programme exceeds the fixed schedule as mentioned above.
  4. Booking Procedure

    Tentative Reservations are permissible. Reservations will be made on payment of full rent by way of D.D.s or Bankers cheques applicable to a particular performance along with a caution deposit.

    Booking and Advertisement

    • The organizers are permitted to sell tickets in advance at the booking counter in the premises.
    • Advertisement in the premises of the theatre will be permitted at such places and points as approved by the Director and only SEVEN DAYS in advance of any particular performance.
    • The tickets sold or complimentary issued shall in no case exceed the number of seats provided in the auditorium and provision of extra seats is prohibited.
  5. Theatre Seats

    The Director, Department of Culture reserves the right to occupy the seats mentioned hereunder marked 'theatre seat' in the auditorium of the main theatre on any occasion without any payment whatsoever.

    The following 150 seats shall not be occupied by any person other than those possessing the complementaries.

    'A' Row 1 to 25; 'B' row 1 to 25; 'C' Row 1 to 50 and 'D' Row 1 to 5

    No permission for decoration or extra illumination of the building or premises of Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam, will be given to any allottee.

    The token caution deposit made is liable to be forfeited if

    • The theatre is utilized by the allottee for a purpose different from the purpose of which it is allotted.
    • there is overcrowding in the theatre.
    • any of the other rules, regulations and conditions are contravened.

    Besides the forfeiture of the caution deposit, the organizer whether it will be an individual or association along with its office bearers will be blacklisted for the contravention of the above and the theatre will not be allotted to that individual or association in future severally or collectively.

  6. Postponement - Preponement of Booking

    A reservation once made is final and it can neither be cancelled nor transferred to some other date or to another party and the rent paid by the allottee will not be refunded. However, preponement or postponement of the programme in the Main theatre will be permitted only once on payment of 50% of the rent paid in advance, subject to availability of the theatre on the required date.

    If the request for postponement/preponement is received Rate of fees to be levied
    Within 45 days of the date of program Rs.150/-
    Within 30 days of the date of program Rs.200/-
    Within 15 days of the date of program Rs.300/-
    Within 7 days of the date of program Rs.500/-
    Within 48 hrs. Actual Full Rent

    Allotment once made will not ordinarily be altered or cancelled by the Director, Department of Culture, However the Director reserves the right to cancel the register programmes for any purpose as deemed fit.

    The Director of Culture reserves the right to refuse allotment of the Theatre to any institution or individual without assigning reason therefore.

    The allottee will have control of admission of any person only to the Auditorium, Stage and Green Rooms of the Theatre as the case may be and to no other part of the premises of the Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam.

    The Director shall have access to the auditorium and stage of the theatre at all times and even during the actual performances.

    It is strictly enjoined that the allottee shall not operate the light or sound equipment. The video operators engaged by the party should use only the points fixed in the theatre and that they should not move around disturbing the audience. If they are found to deviate this, the management will have the right to cancel the programme and send the videographer outside the theatre.

    Necessary permission from the Fire services, Police and other concerned authorities shall be obtained before the date if the performance whether admission is by tickets/donations or by invitations. They shall be shown to the Administrative Officer of the theatre before the theatre is handed over failing which the theatre will not be handed over to the allottee. Failure to produce these permission would entail cancellation of the allotment before the commencement of the programme.

    The Management of Ravindra Bharathi will provide Ushers for manning the entrance to the auditorium during the functions. These Ushers are also in-charge of the safety of the theatre.

    The Department shall not be in any way responsible for the loss of or damage to, any property stage materials of the allottee before, during or after a performance.

    The caution money deposit made in the office of Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam will be refunded after deducting the cost of damages if any. This rule does not in any way absolve the liability of the allottee from paying the full value of the damage as assessed by the department.

    Explanation: It is the responsibility of the allottee to take over the auditorium, stage and green rooms before the performance and hand-over them back at the end of such programme in the same conditions as it was taken over, by duly signing in the forms provided therefor and noting down the damages, if any. In every case, the form shall be counter-signed by the officer on duty and in the absence of such compliance, the assessment made by the Department shall be final for the damage caused, if any.

    Application for Refund of caution deposit shall be received and paid 24 hours after and up to a period of 90 days from the date of performance. If no such application is received within the time limit, the amount in liable to be forfeited.

    Parties or individuals using the green room, if found misusing the same are liable to be heavily fined or blacklisted.

    • Spitting in the Green rooms or Bath rooms, Dias, Auditorium, Balcony, Corridors are strictly prohibited.
    • Disfiguring of the walls of the Main Auditorium, Main Theatre, Green Rooms, Clock Rooms, Furniture and equipment in the green rooms will entail forfeiture of deposit. Parties will also be liable for blacklisting for future bookings.
    • It shall be the responsibility of the party booking the theatre to replace bulbs and other electrical equipment found missing in the green rooms or toilets.
    • No refreshments shall be allowed inside the auditorium.
    • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the main auditorium.