Best Performance Centres in Istanbul

Best Performance Centres in Istanbul

Best Performance Centres in Istanbul

Best Performance Centres in Istanbul

Zorlu PSM

Zorlu PSM is one of the biggest and most equipped performance arts centers with its Main Theatre designed on a 55.000 m2 area with a capacity of 2.190 people, its Drama Stage with a capacity of 678 people, 700 people capacity Studio, its Sky Lounge being preferred for any exhibitions and corporate events, and its new pub Cheers and foyer areas expanded to three floors and 2.500 square meters in total.

Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, which has been celebrating the universality and variety of art since its inception, has hosted over 400.000 people in over 1000 events during its fourth season. While introducing three new festivals to the Turkish audience like the Sónar Istanbul, Mix Festival, and Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, the Zorlu Performing Arts Centre have been hosting a diverse range of performances, from experimental theatre ensembles and global stars to alternatives in genres such as rock, electropop, progressive rock, and post-rock, to well-known Broadway and West End musicals.

KüçükÇiftlik Park

KüçükÇiftlik Park is a multi-purpose outdoor event space established in 2009 in Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. Located next to Maçka Democracy Park, KüçükÇiftlik Park has a capacity of 17.000 people and was established on an area of ​​9000 square meters.

The area covering the region where KüçükÇiftlik Park is located used to be a gulf course before it was filled in the 17th century. The area was mentioned under the name "Karaabalı Promenade" about Bektashi Karaabalı Mehmet Baba and was used as a recreation area. In 1950, reconstruction works were carried out in the recreation area, and the KüçükÇiftlik Casino, the venue where Zeki Müren first took the stage in Istanbul, was built. In 2009, the area was restructured by property owner Naz Kavran and started to serve as a multi-purpose event space.

David Guetta, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Elton John, Deep Purple, Two Door Cinema Club, Chris de Burgh, Enrique Iglesias, Lana Del Rey, Leyla the Band, Athena, and Sezen Aksu are just a few of the local and international artists and bands that have performed there. 


Bomontiada, a huge complex including restaurants, shops, an art gallery, and a music hall, has been renovated and repurposed from a historic beer brewery in Istanbul's Bomonti neighborhood. The ambitious and expansive complex houses the iconic music venue Babylon, multi-disciplinary art space Alt, Leica Store and Gallery, creative hub and event space Atölye, the Ara Güler Museum, and the restaurants Kilimanjaro, Delimonti, The Populist, Kiva, and Monochrome, making it one of the most popular spots on the European side of town. During the summer, Bomontiada's airy courtyard hosts free outdoor music and film screenings.

Bomontiada is a convention center for cultural activities, concerts, visual and auditorial performances, food festivals, creative gatherings, and other events cantered on a diverse cultural program.

Bomontiada's new program was established by the same people and teams who contributed to Istanbul's cultural stage, and it continues to lead the municipal culture that thrives on plurality.