Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta – The Biggest Theater in Solo Surakarta

Gedung is the Indonesian word for building.

ISI Surakarta stands for Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta is the only state art institute in Solo Surakarta Indonesia. As an art institute, ISI Surakarta has several theaters and some spaces to support their activities. Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta, Gedung Teater Kecil, Pendopo ISI Surakarta, Teater Kapal, Teater Humardani, and Taman Eden are just some theaters and art spaces which was built in ISI Surakarta. There are lots of cultural performances, seminars on culture and art, workshops, exhibitions, or cultural events held in ISI Surakarta, the latest cultural event was 24 Hours Solo Dancing Festival 2012 (Solo Menari 24 Jam 2012).

Some event may take big or huge closed area to be performed, that’s for ISI Surakarta has Gedung Teater Besar (The Big Theater). It’s located at Ki Hajar Dewantoro Street Number 19, Kentingan, Jebres. Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta has a large parking lot and a large yard with a big billboard space. It’s a storey building and the only as well as the biggest storey theater in Solo Surakarta. Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta is able to accommodate about 700 audiences. It has complete facilities like hall, press room, toilet, lamps, backdrops, silencers, speaker system, air conditioner, partitions, projector, etc. It’s not surprising when some big cultural events or concerts made Gedung Teater Besar as its venue. Around 2011 – 2012 some international artists performed in Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta like Oliver Kern and Iskandar Widjaja on a classic music concert, Sasha Waltz and guests on their Zweiland, and Leine Roebana Dance Company on their Ghost Track Tour. The best view could be obtained if you take a seat in the middle of fifth or sixth line from the front row. Next to the Gedung Teater Besar is the smaller theater named Gedung Teater Kecil ISI Surakarta (The Small Theater) and Pendopo ISI Surakarta. As the biggest and best theater in Solo Surakarta, most programs of cultural exchanges used to be held at Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta. So, if you like to see some cultural performance you might go to Gedung Teater Besar ISI Surakarta.

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