It is rather precious and enchanting to witness art- in its bare and vulnerable setting, and to explore a world where pictures speak, colours dance and songs let you time travel at will. Pulling at our heartstrings and hitting us right in the feels, art invests the mundanity of life, with meaning. Witness an array of abstract notions come to life, and marvel at and experience art at these beautiful places in Pune.
Greeting literature and performing arts with wide, open arms, Gyaan Adab is a charitable centre nestled in a beautiful bungalow premise in Kalyani Nagar. Warm, inviting and unintimidating, the centre hosts a range of multi-cultural, cross-genre events that are conducive to interaction, participation and dialogue. Gyaan Adab celebrates theatre, music, dance and poetry and is open to anyone with a big heart for art!
Address – Plot no. 30, Road No.3C, South Avenue, Kalyani Nagar | 096071 74747
Almost akin to an alive and thriving being, Zaga is a six-storey building on Senapati Bapat Road dedicated to the arts – with each floor combining to form a spectacular, cohesive whole. Tripling up as a co-working space, studio and an art-cafe+bar, Zaga delves into copious amounts of art by hosting insightful performances, exhibits and a range of DIY workshops, making it the place to be to hone your artistic side!
Address – 93, Senapati Bapat Rd, Next to Symbiosis College, Hanuman Nagar, Wadarvadi | 087882 70250
Residing in a century old hotel, TIFA Working Studios is a majestic, liberal education space on Sadhu Vaswani Chowk. Aimed at promoting contemporary arts, TIFA is known to host a range of experimental, multidisciplinary, off-the grid events. Partake in their interactive workshops, marvel at their mixed media exhibits and witness their immersive music and dance performances. TIFA is bound to make you more art-aware and question your beliefs!
Address – 12-A Connaught Road, Sadhu Vaswani Circle | 096234 44433
Witness an unparalleled cinema viewing experience, under starry skies, with Lost the Plot. The acclaimed venue now takes the experience beyond its rooftop, to handpicked spaces like Monalisa Kalagram and Creaticity Mall. Get up close and personal with the art of cinema with their interactive Q&A sessions. Plunge into novel experiences like VR short films and immersive UV-themed screenings. Lost the Plot constantly devises new ways to lose the plot!
Contact – 083081 74419
Beautiful spaces result in beautiful experiences, always. It is impossible to step into this row-house-turned-cafe that is Manmauji, and not feel creative and artsy. Housing a library, a cosy baithak area, and an uber cool hammock area, this cafe doubles up as an intimate performance space. From book dates, storytelling sessions, spoken word and music to comedy wars and painting workshops, Manmauji Cafe lets you experience art in a delightful, carefree and quirky setting!
Address – Row House No. 1, Nitron Landmark, Near Kailash Super Market, Viman Nagar | 091682 65465