28°33′12″N 77°12′39″E / 28.5532687°N 77.2107567°E / 28.5532687; 77.2107567 Siri Fort Auditorium is premier multi-auditorium complex of Government of India. Situated in the Siri Fort in New Delhi, it is also the headquarters of the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which also run the complex.[1] Also close by is the Siri Fort Sports Complex. It was a combined seating capacity of 2500, spread over its four auditorium, making it the largest such complex in Delhi. Besides the National Film Festival organized by DFF wherein public screening of National Film Award winning films is held,[2][3] it also hosts musical concerts, cultural performances, and plays.[4][5]

Siri Fort Auditorium
Siri Fort auditorium complex entrance
General information
Typeauditorium complex
AddressKhel Gaon Road, Siri Fort,
New Delhi - 110049
ClientGovernment of India
OwnerDirectorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Technical details
Floor area8,312.44 m2 (89,474.4 sq ft)
Design and construction
Main contractorDelhi Development Authority

History edit

Interior view of Siri Fort Auditorium
The Indian Navy Band performing during a concert held at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, 19 February 2016.

Built in the historic Siri Fort area, the 14th-century settlement of Delhi built by Alauddin Khalji[6] the main auditorium no. I, was built by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) during 1982 Asian Games held in Delhi. In 1986, the auditorium was taken over by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at a cost 98,147,000 (US$1.2 million). Subsequently, the Ministry added three smaller auditoriums, Auditorium-II in 1992, Auditorium-III in 1996 and Auditorium-IV in 2003[7] The complex underwent a renovation in 2009–2010.[8]

Transport edit

The nearest station of Delhi Metro is Hauz Khas metro station located on the Yellow Line

References edit

  1. ^ "Contact us". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Public screening of award winning films" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ "National Film Festival 2012 begins at Sirifort, New Delhi". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Siri Fort Auditorium". delhievents. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  5. ^ Pippa de Bruyn; Niloufer Venkatraman; Keith Bain (2006). Frommer's India. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-0-471-79434-9. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  6. ^ History and Civics. Frank Brothers. pp. 31–. ISBN 978-81-7170-797-3. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Details of Sirifort Auditorium - I, II, III & IV". Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Renovated facilities at Siri Fort Auditorium world class: Ambika". Sify News. 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2013.

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