About Mcc

Maharashtra Cultural Centre (Pune) is Maharashtra’s leading cultural institution. Established in 1965.

MCC boasts of more than 50 years of service to Drama, Dance, Music and the Visual Arts. It is one of the leading multi-venue, multi-genre cultural institutions in India. MCC is committed to conserving and boosting Maharashtra’s dynamic and prolific artistic heritage as well as vigorously promoting innovative experiments whilst creating a platform for all connoisseurs and beginners in the Performing and Visual Arts

Maharashtra Cultural Centre was the creation of Jyotsna Bhole, Yamutai Kirloskar, Bhausaheb Damle and Dr.Pabalkar- four visionaries who saw the need for a platform in the field of Performing Arts. Legends from various fields have contributed towards giving MCC the iconic status it now enjoys; Padma Shree Dr. Mohan Agashe, Padma Vibhushan S H Raza, Guru Shama Bhate, Padma Bhushan Satyadev Dubey and other legends being its earliest mentors. Till date, MCC has produced 50 plays, 30 visual arts exhibitions, 75 musical concerts and productions and 50 performing arts National Festivals.

Maharashtra Cultural Centre places great emphasis on education and is developing a reputation as a major centre for training and education in all the performing arts , building an already well established programme of workshops, seminars and special events for amateurs as well as professionals.

For a long time, lack of space at reasonable rates, for amateur or experimental theatre practitioners was an unresolved problem in Pune. Realizing this, MCC took initiative and built the first intimate, black-box theatre space ‘Sudarshan Rangmanch’ in 2002 right in the heart of the city and opened its doors to the growth and success of Experimental Theatre in the cultural capital. Mcc’s Sudarshan Rangmanch soon became the hub for all performing arts activities. The revolution created by ‘Sudarshan Rangmanch’ brought in more practitioners and gave rise to the need for a bigger rehearsal and performance space. MCC stepped up to the cause again and built a larger space with rehearsal halls- the ‘Jyostna Bhole Sabhagruha’ named after the creator of MCC.

MCC is now approaching the fifty- fifth  year of its existence, with an ever expanding list of productions, performances, educational projects, exhibitions and much more.