Zorlu Performing Arts Center, the new venue of musicals modeled after Broadway in New York and West End in London, opened its doors in Autumn 2013. Built to host world renowned shows, as well as local and international performances, Zorlu meets the demand in Istanbul in this field.
The Zorlu Performing Arts Center is one of the most important functions of the Zorlu Center, which was created by Zorlu Real Estate in Zincirlikuyu with an investment of 2.5 billion dollars, and which also includes a shopping mall, residences, offices and Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center Hotel. The Performing Arts Centeas built by an investment of 300 million dollars and is operated by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, a 101 year-old company that has its roots in Broadway. Istanbul will be thus be the new address of musicals in the world after Broadway in New York and West End in London.
With an indoor area of 50 thousand square meters, Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center features two main halls with differing sizes and purposes of use. The great hall of the Center (musical theatre) has a capacity of 2,262 people and the minor hall has a capacity of 738 people. These halls are designed to reflect the acoustics and brilliance of distinct events from musicals to classics, from concerts to ballets.
Located in the heart of Istanbul, the Zorlu Center is accessible by city's major public transportation services, and features 3,500 parking spaces with available valet service.