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Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre

Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 669433
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Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite an imposing building that was built by the Chinese in the shape of a lotus flower. It is quite modernistic. We managed to get inside even though it was closed and the hallway/reception is vast with some nice pillars. We got into...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Seating capacity for 1000+ with plenty of parking space everyone. The acoustics were great and the seats were comfortable. Only drawback is that no one is allowed to take drinking water inside the teatre.

Thank Hiranya G
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

An interesting modern structure which resembles a lotus flower built by the Chinese. You can't visit the inside unless attending an event at this theatre. This is not a tourist attraction, but something to view as you pass by.

Thank hdias
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I walk walking towards the independence square and this structure caught my eyes. Primarily it was because my flag was luring from its top and then it was a magnificent building as well. Turned out that there were some SAARC meeting going on. Like this...More

Thank Anik_Rahman
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I Went and had a look at this theatre and wasn't really much to see. If in Colombo have a look while at the park over road. Nice structure.

Thank paul b
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is not an attraction that is usually open to the public. But you can view it from the street anytime. The only way to enter the theater is on a day when there is a performance. Then you can walk in and explore most...More

Thank Gayan P
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Its a highly recommended attraction in Sri Lanka. Best suitable for night function. very attractive and can be highly recommended for entertainment enthusiasts.

Thank Rav S
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Was really captured by the architecture of the building as we drove by the area. The lotus shape and the colors used is very captivating. It is pretty recent building opened in 2011 and is the center of performing arts center in Colombo..

Thank traveller_prk
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The inspiration for the architecture of the building got from the 12th-century Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) in Polonnaruwa, made by King Parakramabahu the Great. Polonnaruwa's Nelum Pokuna is shaped as an eight-petaled lotus flower. China showed willingness to construct a cultural theatre in Colombo, in...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Nelum Pokuna meaning Lotus Pond is a fully equipped state of art performance centre. It is meant for large theatrical productions. The theatre consists of two venues which includes the main auditorium and an open air amphitheatre . This structure is situated in the...More

Thank SHDD
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