Arts and Culture entrepreneur, Bolanle Austen-Peters opens Terra Kulture Arena, redefines theatre experience

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Nigerian lawyer and businesswoman, Bolanle Austen-Peters, who is also the founder of popular art and cultural organization, Terra Kulture has launched a 400-seater, state-of-the-art theater called Terra Kulture Arena. The arena, acclaimed to be the first privately owned technology equipped modern arts theater in Nigeria, was launched in a 2-day event on the 25th and 26th of March, 2017 with over 1,200 theater enthusiasts in attendance.

Dignitaries in attendance include Professor and Mrs. Pat Utomi, Mr. and Mrs. Jimi Agbaje, Paul Adefarasin, Tunde Folawiyo, amongst others. Minister of Information and culture, Hon. Lai Mohammed commended the laudable work of Austen-Peters in the art and culture sector and further pledged the support of the Federal Government to boost the sector.

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This isn’t the first time Bolanle Austen-Peters is repositioning the Nigerian arts and culture industry. In 2003, she started Terra Kulture, a Nigerian arts, education, and cultural outfit that doubles as a restaurant and cultural exhibition center. A decade after Terra Kulture, she raised the bar of theater production with the debut of SARO The Musical in 2013. Thus, it isn’t surprising that the arts and culture entrepreneur is yet again at the forefront of redefining the theatre-going experience for theater enthusiasts.

Regarded as the all-in-one center for arts and culture aficionados, the Arena was built to serve a significant need in the theater industry as only a few places in Nigeria provide the proper ambiance, for Nigerians and foreigners alike to experience Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

Guests were treated to drinks by Scavi and Ray winery and an exquisite array of canapés in the new ultra-modern lounge and the audience was thrilled with short clips from SARO The Musical, Wakaa The Musical and BAP productions’ newest feature, Fela and the Kalakuta queens which will show throughout December.

There was also a special rendition of the soundtrack of Wakaa by soul singer, Brymo. See more pictures from the event:

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