With contributions of “sanat mecmuası” and “Sanat Aktivite” groups
BabylonYapı Kredi Bomontiada, Historic Bomonti Beer Factory Birahane Street No:1 34384 Şişli
Babylon was founded by Pozitif in 1999 with an intention to present the best examples of progressive music to the music enthusiasts in Istanbul. It moved to Yapı Kredi bomontiada in 2018 to initiate a new cultural transformation and entertain its audience in a multi-purpose live performance center with a strong technological infrastructure. Babylon’s program introduces different voices, new ideas and new discoveries to its participants, and hosts successful local and foreign representatives of all kinds of music.
Beykoz KunduraYalıköy, Süreyya İlmen Street No:1 34820 Beykoz
An industrial cultural heritage, Beykoz Kundura today serves as a set for films and TV shows while functioning as a meeting site where events and shows are organized, and creative ideas are generated. The Kundura Stage is a progressive interdisciplinary space with a focus on contemporary performing arts without genre barriers. The Kundura Cinema is, on the other hand, a repertoire movie theater operating in its unique industrial architecture. The carefully designed film programs offer a dialogue-based approach to the audience with selected movies without differentiating genre or region of filmic narration.
Also visit Define Atelier
(Koşuyolu District İsmailpaşa Street No:18 Kadıköy)
After working as a lawyer for 16 years, Tuğba Ünsal decided to quit her job and founded Define Atelier, which sells products worldwide. Ünsal, who produces all kinds of ceramic tableware in her workshop, aims to fill homes with inspiration and joy. Located ten kilometers from DasDas and Akbank Sanat, Define Atelier also has an online shop on its website.
DasDasMetropol Istanbul, Atatürk District Ataşehir Boulevard 34758 Ataşehir
DasDas is a functional social living space that blends performing and culinary arts under the same roof. DasDas has a collective structure where different disciplines come together and is home to various activities in the areas of Music, Stage, Culinary and Workshop. InogarArt, a collective work area within DasDas, brings entrepreneurs from the cultural, artistic and creative sectors together to uncover the creative potential of individuals through training programs, workshops and activities.
Also visit Mekhann
(Boğazkesen Street No:32/A 34425 Beyoğlu)
Combining the finest natural dyes with traditional production techniques, Mekhann opened its first store in the Grand Bazaar in 2012. You can find many fabric samples and products, notably Suzani embroidery and Ikat textiles, in its Beyoğlu gallery, which is located very close to Depo Istanbul and SANATORIUM. Mekhann has two shops in Istanbul and it will be launching its online shop in the upcoming days.
Depo IstanbulDEPO / Tütün Deposu, Lüleci Hendek Street No: 12 Tophane 34425 Beyoğlu
Depo Istanbul operates in the Tobacco Warehouse, which was used as a tobacco warehouse until the 1950s and beginning with the 9th International Istanbul Biennial in 2005, it has been used as an exhibition and project space. Depo Istanbul opened its first exhibition in 2009 and is a cultural art center and discussion platform. Exhibitions, presentations, panels, workshops and talks are organized at Depo Istanbul, which is also home to practices that deal with historical and current social issues.
Galata Greek SchoolKemeraltı Street No: 25 34425 Beyoğlu
The Galata Greek School was built in the late 19th century to contribute to the education and training of Greek children. In 2012, the school was home to the “Adhocracy” exhibition, one of the two main exhibitions of the Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Joseph Grima. The Galata Greek School has hosted numerous cultural events since 2012 and incorporates many different cultural identities and experiences. By creating a perspective from past to present and from present to future, it aims to transform a cultural, art and education sphere embracing the entire Istanbul.
Istanbul Lutfi Kırdar International Convention And Exhibition CentreGümüş Street No:4 34367 Harbiye
Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center consists of 45 halls and hosts many local and international concerts, exhibitions, conventions and shows. The major events it has hosted include Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra concerts, Contemporary Istanbul and Istanbul Music Festival.
İş Sanatİş Towers 34330 Levent
İş Sanat is an organization where İşbank carries out its activities in the field of music and performing arts. İş Sanat Concert Hall hosts the most distinguished stars of classical music, jazz and world music as well as children plays, dance performances and musical poetry and story sessions by master writers. İş Sanat Concert Hall, which started its activities in 2000, can accommodate 800 people. The İş Sanat Cybele Art Gallery was launched in 2000 with an exhibition held for the 100th anniversary of Ayvazovsky’s death. The gallery is home to 4 exhibitions each season, and features retrospectives of master artists from the history of Turkish plastic arts. The gallery can be visited every day from 10.00 to 19.00 hours except on public holidays.
Kenter TheatreErgenekon, Halaskargazi Street No:9 34373 Şişli
This private theater called “Kent Actors” was founded by the siblings Yıldız Kenter and Müşfik Kenter. The Kenter siblings renamed the Site Theatre, where they staged plays from 1951 to 1962, to Kent Actors, and also opened the curtains at the Karaca Theatre and the Dormen Theatre as guest actors. In 1962, they built their own theaters and moved to the Kenter Theatre in Harbiye.
Maçka Democracy ParkHarbiye, Kadırgalar Street 34367 Şişli
The Maçka Democracy Park, where cultural events are organized, is filled with people in summer and on weekends. Many Istanbul residents prefer Maçka Park to relieve the stress of the week and relax a little. The park welcomes Sanat Aktivite’s activities or those who want grabs a book to read in the shade of a tree.
Salon İKSVNejat Eczacıbaşı Building, Sadi Konuralp Street No:5 34433 Şişhane
Salon İKSV is located on the line connecting Galata and Şişhane, and presents different performance forms thanks to its moving stage system. The hall is home to world-famous artists with events such as contemporary music, theater, panels, workshops.
Also visit 1200 Degree Glass Workshop
(Balat District Vodina Street No: 60/A Fatih)
Manufacturing in the field of flame shaping and pipe blowing, 1200 Degree Glass Workshop (1200 Derece Cam Atölyesi) has been in business in Istanbul Balat since 2015. Workshops for adults and children are held at the glass workshop, which is located just a few kilometers away from Salon İKSV and SALT Galata. If you are looking for specially designed glass products, visit the 1200 Degree Glass Workshop or its online shop.
Sanat PerformanceNevizade, Kameriye Street No:13 34435 Beyoğlu
Sanat Performance opens its multi-purpose, year-round performance center, which accommodates a seated audience of 800 and a standing audience of 1500, for many unique activities. It offers unprecedented technological equipment, sound and light system for enjoyment of art enthusiasts.
SANATORIUMKemankeş District Mumhane Street Laroz Han No: 67/A 34425 Beyoğlu
Established as an initiative, SANATORIUM has organized many exhibitions at national and international levels. After its transformation into a gallery, it participated in many national and international fairs and hosted numerous curatorial group exhibitions including the artists it represented. It can be said that the artists represented by SANATORIUM generally base their artistic practices on critical thinking and experimentation.
Volkswagen ArenaHuzur District Maslak Ayazağa Street No:4A 34396 Sarıyer
Opening its doors in 2014, Volkswagen Arena, Turkey’s first indoor music and show center equipped with an amplified live performance infrastructure, hosts numerous events throughout the year from live concerts of a wide range of music to world-renowned dance and theater performances. With a capacity of 5,800 people, Volkswagen Arena hosts experiences that break out of the routine. To date, Volkswagen Arena has hosted the Crystal Apple Festival, Fazıl Say’s Nazım Oratorio and concerts by world-renowned artists such as Bob Dylan, Pink Martini, Pixies, Travis, Blondie, Jack White, Morrissey, Hozier, Imany with thousands of participants.
Yapı Kredi BomontiadaBirahane Street No:1 34381 Şişli
Yapı Kredi bomontiada, built on 130 years of history, hosts live music, performance, design, food and beverage culture and contemporary art, as well as shaping Istanbul’s entertainment, art and gastronomic life. Yapı Kredi bomontiada, which ranked 31st in the list of the “50 coolest places to visit in the world”, prepared specially for the 50th anniversary of Time Out London magazine in 2018, continues to contribute to the cultural scene of Istanbul.
Also visit Sevan Bıçakçı
(Levazım District Koru Street No: 2/188 Zincirlikuyu 34340 Beşiktaş)
Sevan Bıçakçı started his jewelry journey at the age of twelve as an apprentice in Hovsep Çatak’s workshop. He worked on his first collection for a year before launching it internationally in 2002. Since then, his genuine designs which require intensive craftsmanship have attracted the attention of some exclusive stores as well as collectors. If you want to see the designer’s unique collections in Byzantine and Ottoman styles, you can visit his Zorlu Center store which is located very close to Zorlu PSM.
Zorlu PSMZorlu Center, Levazım Koru Street No:2 34340 Beşiktaş
Turkcell Stage, which ranks among the most advanced performing arts centers in the world thanks to its technological equipment, offers its guests a pleasant experience with its enhanced accoustic feature. Zorlu PSM has hosted nearly 1000 performances ranging from the Cats musical to the Phantom of the Opera and Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, and Damien Rice, and entertained close to 1 million spectators since its inception.
100% Studio hosts many events like concerts, parties, plays and screenings. In the past seasons, the music enthusiasts enjoyed Oh Sees, Grails, Mono, Fakear, God Is An Astronaut, Moon Duo, John Maus, Polo & Pan, Alice Merton, Hooverphonic, Thylacine in the venue. In addition, the Localize series where distinguished artists of the local scene perform, and the Royal Opera House and the Bolshoi Ballet Screenings, and various theatre groups take stage on %100 Studio.