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Schedule for 2021 - 2022

The Federation of City Sabhas
Yours Truly Margazhi 2021 (15 Dec 2021 to 15 Jan 2022)
(Brahma Gana Sabha, Hamsadhwani, Karthik Fine Arts, Narada Gana Sabha, Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha)

BHAVAN'S CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2021 (Nov 26, 2021 to Dec 15, 2021)
In Association with South Zone Cultural Centre
Venue: Bhavan's Main Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai-600 004

December 16-26, 2021
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan presents NAATYA UTSAV 2021 - 27 solo and group performances in different classical styles.
At: Bhavan’s main auditorium, Mylapore, 6pm
The non-ticketed event will also be webcast on

Indian Fine Arts Society
December Music Festival (Dec 20 to 31, 2021)
Venue: Ethiraja Kalyana Nilayam, 87, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai.
Schedule  at

Kalakshetra Foundation
68TH ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL (Dec 21, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022)
Venue: Bharata Kalakshetra Auditorium.
The 4th National seminar ‘Kala Samprekshana’- ‘The art of seeing art’ will be organised by Kalakshetra from 23rd to 26th December 2021 forenoon . This will highlight the practice, tradition and history through a series of lectures and demonstrations and this years’ theme is  ‘The Essence of Art’.  Dr.Sonal Mansingh will be delivering the keynote address .“Vasudheva Ganasudha” a dance tribute to the great composer  Mysore Vasudevacharyar produced and choreographed by the Dhananjayans will be featured on the 26th of December morning as the valedictory event of the conference.
- 21st  Dec: Sita Swayamvaram by Kalakshetra Foundation
- 22nd  Dec: Sri Rama Vanagamanam by Kalakshetra Foundation
- 23rd  Dec: Carnatic violin by R.K Shriram Kumar
- 24th  Dec: 6 to 7.15pm: Mohiniattam by Kerala Kalamandalam
7.30 to 8.45pm: Kathak by Kadam Centre for Dance and Music, choreographies of Guru Kumudini Lakhia
- 25th  Dec: Kuchelopakyanam by Kalakshetra Foundation
- 26th  Dec: Carnatic vocal by Gayathri Venkatragahavan
- 27th  Dec: Shyama by Kalakshetra Foundation
- 28th  Dec: Hindustani vocal by Kaushiki Chakraborty
- 29th  Dec: Paduka Pattabhishekam by Kalakshetra Foundation
- 30th  Dec: Choodamani Pradanam by Kalakshetra Foundation
- 31st  Dec: Jugalbandi by Shashank Subramanyam (flute) & Pt Kushal Das (sitar)
- 1st  Jan: Maha Pattabhishekam by Kalakshetra Foundation

Kalakshetra Foundation
a three day Kathakali festival (Dec 6 - 8, 2021)
Venue: Bharata Kalakshetra Auditorium, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041
- Dec 6
Inauguration at 5.30 pm.
6pm: Purappadu by Kalakshetra students followed by NALA CHARITHAM 4th day
- Dec 7:
6pm: Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali & Classic Arts Academy present SOORPANAKANGAM
- Dec 8:
Thodayam by Kalakshetra students followed by the play KIRATHAM
Live streamed on Kalakshetra Foundation Youtube channel.
Info: 044-24521844 / 0836 / /

Krishna Gana Sabha
65th Margazhi Mela (15 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022)
Venue:  Krishna Gana Sabha, 20 Maharajapuram Santhanam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017
Info: (044) - 28140806 /

Naada Inbam December Music Festival 2021 (virtual) (Dec 10, 2021 to Jan 4, 2022)
Parivadini music YouTube channel

Narada Gana Sabha
Natya Sangraham 2022 (Jan 28 to 30, 2022)
at Thennangur
Natyacharyas V.P.Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan will be the Co-ordinators and the other faculty members will be Dr. Sudha Seshayyan , Jyotsna Narayanan,Vidushi Sowmya and Guru Lata Pada ( Toronto ).
The last date for receiving applications is 31 December 2021. Selected participants will be informed by email/mobile by 7 Jan 2022.
In view of the restrictions of the pandemic situation this time the applicants are restricted to Tamil Nadu.
Aspirants may download the form and mail with attachments to

The Music Academy
95th Annual Conference & Concerts (Digital) 2021  (20 - 31 Dec 2021)
Info: +91-44-2811 2231 / +91-44-2811 5162 /

The Mylapore Fine Arts Club (17 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022)
70th Year Art Festival
Live stage performances by leading artists at TAG - MFAC Auditorium.

Programmes in other cities

Bangalore Gayana Samaja

51st Annual Music Conference (Dec 5-12, 2021)
Academic Session
(Dec 6-11, 2021, 10am-12.30pm)

Related Links

MARGAZHI GUIDE 2021 (Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 30, 2022)
A list of venues/organisers curated by Shreya Nagarajan Singh Arts Development Consultancy