Lamakaan – A Cultural Space for Everyone

Lamakaan is an open cultural space in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad that hosts a variety of events and activities. It is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike, and is known for its vibrant atmosphere. Lamakaan is a great place to experience the city's culture and meet new people.
Lamakaan is a very popular place in Hyderabad for its open cultural space
The founders L to R – Elahe Hiptoola, Ashhar Farhan, Humera Ahmed, Biju Mathew Image credit

The place where Lamkaan is housed belonged to Farhan’s uncle Hassan, and this house became the setting for an informal cultural hub for creative folks to meet and greet.

They decided to work around the natural architecture of the house and not alter much of the topography. Today, Lamakaan is known for its open-door policy for all kinds of artists to showcase their performances. It has a stage that hosts a lot of live performances in theater, music, dance, and comedy.

As a cultural and political space, Lamkaan has certain rules, like:

  1. The events here need to be open to all and cannot be “by invitation” only.
  2. If the event is free for the attendees, then rent is not charged.
  3. The cost of the ticket for any event cannot be higher than Rs 200. If the event is a paid one then the rent for the event depends on the cost of the ticket.
  4. No events with government or corporate sponsorship are allowed to ensure that there is independence and zero interference from the government or corporates.
Most of the events held here are free 41 amazing places to visit in Hyderabad

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