Ravindra Bharathi

Right in the heart of the city, Ravindra Bharati is almost a landmark. With a well-maintained garden, the auditorium has huge gates and compound walls within which a systematic parking arrangement is done.

This AC theater was built in 1964 with a capacity of 1,000 people including the balcony. The entrance of the hall, through the steps and the towering ornamented wooden doors, further lead to a statue of Rabindranath Tagore. The stage and green rooms are again well equipped and systematic. Apart from the main theater, Ravindra Bharati has a gallery and a conference hall on the 1st and the 2nd floors (mini theaters).

  1. Capacity

    Capacity of Auditorium

    Theatre Hall Seats
    Main Theatre Main Hall 768
    Balcony 336
    Total 1,104

    Measurements of the Stage

    Theatre Name Size
    Main Theatre Proscenium width 37'
    Wooden Stage 42/30'
    Wooden stage depth 30'
    Height 18'
  2. Equipment

    Sound Systems

      Sound System Qty (Nos)
    1 250W Power Amplifier 160W Power Amplifier 2
    2 12 Chanels Studio Master Mixer 2
    3 Stereo Cassette Deck 1
    4 Echo Chamber 1
    5 Shure Cordless Mikes SM-58 with set 2
    6 AKG D-330 B.T.Mike 3
    7 SM 58 Mikes 4
    8 Ahuja Mikes Pro 2000 5
    9 Philips Mikes LBC 2900/15 6
    10 Goose Neck Mikes (Ahuja GM - 611) 2

    Stage Lights

    S.No Lighting System Qty (Nos)
    1 2000W Long Range follow spot lights 2
    2 2000W F.O.H Lights 8
    3 1000W P.C.Lens Halogen Spot Lights 25
    4 1000W Fresnel lens Halogen Spot Lights 18
    5 1000W 6" Projection lamp P.C.Lens Spot  Lights 15
    6 1000W Moon beam P.C.Lens Spot Lights 6
    7 500W Mirror Spot Lights 1
    8 300W P.C.Lens Dinky Spot Lights 1
    9 1000W Duel Lens profile Spot Lights 10
    10 Strobe Lights 2
    11 Mirror ball with rotating motor 1
    12 3 Section heavy duty stands for Spot Lights 10
    13 1000W Flood Lights Halogen 6
    14 1000W Halogen Cyclorama Lights 7
    15 500W Halogen Foot Lights 4
    16 Stage lighting control desk with 24 Dimmers connected to 96 circuits 1

    Stage Curtains

    S.No Description Quantity in Nos
    1 Durbar Curtain -
    2 Forest Curtain -
    3 Garden Curtain -
    4 Temple Curtain -
    5 Maroon Curtain -
    6 White Curtains 2
    7 Black Curtains 2
    8 Back Drop Curtain 1
  3. Tariff

    Rent for Main Theatre

    S.No Description Rent on Sundays & A.P Govt Holidays Rent on Other Days Deposit
    1 Cultural Programmes, Drama, Dance Drama, Dance Performance by Amateurs an Classic Music performances(for 4 hours) by Invitations 1,200/- 1,000/- 4,000/-
    2 Do by tickets / donations 5,000/- 5,000/- 5,000/-
    3 For all other programmes of 4 hours i.e. Cinema 100 days celebrations, Cinema Abhinandana Sabhas, Cinema Awards, Seminars Meetings, Conferences, TV Shootings 5,000/- 5,000/- 5,000/-
    4 Film shooting for 8 hours (from  7a.m. to 3 p.m. only) 10,000/- 10,000/- 10,000/-
    5 Overstayal charges for each hour or part there of  for Amateur  programmes 750/- 750/- -
    6 Do for Tickets/Donations  Programmes 1,250/- 1,250/- -
    7 General Lighting Charges 500/- 500/- -
    8 Cleaning Charges for all programmes 500/- 500/- -
    9 For Schools and Colleges 10,000/- 10,000/- 10,000/-
    10 Overstayal charges 2,500/- 2,500/- -
    11 Rehearsals for Schools & Colleges 2,500/- 2,500/- 5,000/-

    *(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. Actual Air-conditioning charges and electricity charges are payable separately.)

    Note: Actual A.C.charges are payable as per the meter reading and lighting charges at the rate fixed form time to time.

    This amount shall be adjusted from the Air-conditioning and caution deposit paid by the Registered parties.

  4. Booking Procedure

    These Rules, Regulations and conditions shall come into existence from 1-9-92 and will supersede all the Rules, Regulations and conditions in force prior to the date.

    The Main Auditorium will be allotted for only Cultural Programmes.
    EXPLANATION: For the purpose of this rule, cultural programmes include Music, Dance, Drama and Magic performances, Gathering of poets, Sminars of the original or allied forms of the aforesaid items.

    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 as prescribed in the schedule in the office of the Ravindra Bharathi which will issue a printed receipt there for along with a letter of allotment.

    The following is the schedule of rents payable for the allotment of Ravindra Bharathi.

    Booking and Advertisement

    The organisers are permitted to sell tickets in advance at the booking counter room subject to the condition that the counter is vacant.

    Advertisement in, the premises of the theatre will be permitted at such places and points as approved by the management an donly SEVEN DAYS in advance of any particular performance.

    Display of banners etc., is permissible only on the date of programme. Decoration on the stage will be allowed subject to the condition that the theatre equipment properties etc., are not affected.

    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 Management of Ravindra Bharathi 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 50 seats shall not be occupied by any person other than those possessing the complementary.

    'A' Row 1 to 10; 'B' row 1 to 11; 'C' Row 1 to 12 and '0' Row 1 to 17

    No permission for decorative or extra illumination of the building or premises or Ravindra Bharathi, 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 in terms of the Rule, XIX.
    • 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 notbe 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.

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

    The Management of Ravindra Bharathi reserves the right to refuse allotment of the Main Theatre to any institution or individual without assigning reason therefor.

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

    The Management shall have access to the auditorium and stage of the Main 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 Management of Ravindra Bharathi 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, remaining in stage or the other premises of Ravindra Bharathi.

    The caution money deposit made in the office of Ravindra Bharathi will be refunded after deducting the cost of damage, A.,C. charges etc. 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 Management of Ravindra Bharathi.

    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 Management of Ravindra Bharathi shall be final for thew 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.