Chennai Dance Festivals

Type :Dance
Months : December
Location : Chennai

Chennai music and dance festival is a celebration of classical music and dance of South India held during mid December to mid January in the capital city of Chennai. The festival is held at a number of venues around the city by various 'sabhas' or organizations. Besides the auditoriums, well-known temple premises and heritage bungalows are being used as venues. The month long dance and music extravaganza will have performances of famous artistes from various parts of India.

There is no fixed venue of the festival in Chennai. Infact, it is held at a number of auditoriums, temples and heritage bungalows. It is also known as the 'Margazhi Festival of Dance and Music' and came into existence in the year 1927. The initial aim behind the celebration of this festival was to memorialize the anniversary of Madras Music Academy every December. Gradually, various organizations adopted this festival in place of the art festivals they used to hold in the different parts of the city.

How to Get There

By Air

The nearest airport is 7 kms from south of the city.

By Rail

Chennai is well connected by train to all major cities.

By Road

Chennai is well connected by road to all major cities