Gedung Kesenian Jakarta
(Jakarta Arts Building)
Jalan Gedung Kesenian 1
Phone Number: +62 21 380 82 83; 344 1892
The Gedung Kesenian Jakarta was established during the Dutch Colonial era, as a sociteit de militaire where the Dutch elite could mingle and dance. Since 1825, however, the classic colonial building has functioned as a theater. The building’s outstanding acoustics make it the perfect venue for music performances, although dance and theater are also presented here. A total of 450 seats are available in the auditorium and balcony. Adjacent to the auditorium are two foyer lounges with tall windows, which often entertain cocktail parties to celebrate certain performances.