Brand new and renovated, the beloved theater of Visakhapatnam, Gurajada Kalakshetram is set for inauguration by Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.
Ask any person from Visakhapatnam and one can know the importance of the very popular open-air auditorium, Gurajada Kalakshetram to the cityscape. It’s open-air facility adds a thrilling experience to any art and cultural event that may take place there. It’s location and the fact that it’s been an integral part of the city has many yearning for it’s reopening. Well, the hopes have been answered and the inauguration is all set to take place. The dignitary to do so is none other than the CM of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Chandrababu Naidu.
The new avatar of the open air theater in Visakhapatnam has seen an investment of Rs.10 Crores. Measures have been taken to strengthen its defense against natural forces and calamities. Polycarbonate sheet roofing over steel trusses renders it more resilience. Other modern facilities and sound system have been incorporated. It is set for opening this Wednesday when Shri Chandrababu Naidu will be visiting Visakhapatnam.
The famous structure of the theater was badly damaged in the Cyclone Hudhud and was a big blow to the people of Visakhapatnam. The renovation work to give a brand new look to the place is over. As per reports by The Hindu, the cement benches have been replaced with modern seating and the capacity is 2,300.
The theater is the seat of many cultural activities and music and dance programmes of not just Visakhapatnam but Andhra Pradesh too. After the CM Chandrababu Naidu opens it, the people of Vizag will truly get their iconic city landmark.