“A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance.”
Welcome to Rasika Ranjani Sabha popularly known as RRSabha. We have come along way since 2004, when the old concert hall was pulled down. ft was nothing short of the Vanvas of Lord Ramaandour members have put inenormous efforts to complete the project and restore the Sabha to its grandeur. Relaunching the Sabha is the most prestigious feat for everyone of us in the committee.
Here we present the all new RRSabha which is all settore define the art scape of Chennai. The Sabha will curate theme festivals round the year to make it the most happening venue in the city. It has been rebuilt with a farsighted vision to cater to the needs of performer sand organizer in the years to come.
The contemporary styling and facilities juxtaposed with tradition and classical imagery makes it an architectural landmark apart from being a cultural landmark. The picture-perfect venue for all cultural exclusivities be it a dance, musical recital, theatre, seminars, talk show or a workshop.
Walk into get a glimpse of this Modern Classic. Wishing you a enriching experience a tour Sabha.
President, Rasika Ranjani Sabha
The History Of Rasika Ranjani Sabha
R.R.Sabha (Rasika Ranjani Sabha) was founded in 1929 by A.K.Ramachandralyer, owner of then Midland theatre, M.Loganatha Mudaliar and K.Natesalyer. Initially programmes took place in Yanniar School, Nadu street, and later in National Girls High school (now Lady Sivaswami lyer Girls school), on Sundareswarar Koil street, Mylapore.
In 1930, the sabha bought seven grounds of land, on the same street, from Kovur Sundareswarar temple. The hall where programmes were held subsequently was named Sundareswarar Hall.
In 1940, a music school was started by the sabha, and for 30 years from 1942, A.S.PanchapakesaIyer, brother of Alathur SrinivasaIyer, was the Principal. He was assisted by Lalgudi Halasyam. B.Rajam Iyer taught for some years in the school. So did Kumbakonam Yiswanathan, recalls Umayalpuram Sivaraman, whose first kutcheri at R.R.Sabha was in 1953, when he played for B.RajamIyer and B.Krishnamoorthy.
For many years, programmes of the Music academy were held at R.R. Sabha. In 1945, The Music Academy and R.R.Sabha jointly organised a week of Syama Sastri celebrations at Sundareswarar Hall.
Rasika Ranjani Sabha
Rasika Ranjani Sabha, one of the finest auditoriums in Chennai, is at the heart of the city’s cultural hub-Mylapore. Amidst the ancient temple like Kapaleeshwarar & Valeeswarar, holy chants, tree-lined avenues, iconic eateries, age-old traditions and celebrated landmarks, the radiant and resplendent Sabha stand stall with its history across nine decades.
It has been the epic enter of all cultural activities in Mylapore since its inception in 1929 and has hosted the greatest of artistes. Today, with state-of-the art equipment and soulful architecture, the Sabha makes its beginning to become the favorite destination of art connoisseurs, yet another time.
“Actors are able to play any character precisely because they themselves are completely deprived of it.”
“The audience goes to the theater to see the good performance of good plays, and not the play itself: you can read the play.”