Sarachchandra open air theatre is a theatre located in the University of Peradeniya, about one kilometre from the Galaha junction in Galaha-Peradeniya road. It is popularly known as the Wala, among university students and the drama enthusiasts. Theatre is named in memory of Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra, Sri Lanka’s premium playwright. Built in early 1950s, it is considered to be the onlytheatre of its kind in Sri Lanka. It was built according to the architectural style ofancient Greek theatres
The performance space is a simple semi-circular one in the middle. It is called the orchestra. Spectators sit in the stone steps created at a slope of which produced a natural theatron,
The stage for most students of the College was opened at this theatre. It is one of the biggest halls in the country and is the platform for most of the events held in the school. It is built to accommodate approximately one thousand seats. This hall was declared open by Hon. Dudley Senanayake, the then Prime Minister of Ceylon, on the 1st of August 1969. The Foundation Stone was laid by Hon. I.M.R.A. Iriyagolla on the 11th of November 1966.
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