Sinhala and Western plays and Sinhala translations of Western plays are staged frequently at popular theatres. They hold musical and traditional dance performances in addition to dramatic productions.


Colombo has several excellent air-conditioned cinemas which screen British, American, Continental, East European and Sinhala films. Hindi and Tamil films are also shown more or less exclusively in a few cinemas. Check the daily morning newspapers for details of current attractions.

Night Clubs

Most large hotels have night clubs which provide dinner, dancing and occasional floor shows.

Cultural Shows

`Devil' Dancing and the famous Kandyan dances are regularly performed at several venues. Check with hotel receptions and the daily newspapers for details. Daily performance in Kandy from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. at;  

  • Lake Club

  • Awanhala

  • Y.M.B.A

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  Information provided by Sri Lanka Tourism Board.


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