Located in Cinnamon Gardens, the museum was originally built in January 1877 under British colonial rule by Governor, Sir William Henry Gregory. The first piece of history that welcomes you is the majestic museum building itself, in the styling of Italian Architecture. Today the Museum houses several exhibits documenting various periods of Sri Lanka's eventful history from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa to the Transitional to Kandyan, and more recently the Colonial periods under Portugese, Dutch and British rule.
Previously the 'National Performing Arts Theatre', the Nelum Pokuna theatre opened on 15 December 2011. The architecture of the building is inspired by the 12th-century Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) in Polonnaruwa, built by King Parakramabahu the Great, shaped as an eight-petalled lotus flower. The theatre is equipped with ultra modern facilities, featuring two permanent theatres and the ability to convert the front steps into an additional open-air theatre.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean and the Galle Face Green, which would play host as the Festival Youth Park, the Taj Samudra, Colombo, a five star hotel in the hub of the city, is a key event location of the Senses and Soul, Colombo Music Festival 2012.
The Sivan Kovil, Kotahena, yet another spiritual and cultural Senses and Soul, Colombo Music Festival iconic event location, is strongly associated with the Hindu Faith, one of the four main religions in Sri Lanka.
The Lionel Wendt Art Centre is an art centre dedicated to the memory of Sri Lankan Lionel Wendt. It combines live theater and art exhibition, with two exhibition galleries and a theater with over 600 seats. A hall mark of art and entertainment in Colombo, hosting some of the most renown stage performances as well as exhibitions in Sri Lanka.
Park Street Mews is a delightful and stylish new restaurant located within a complex that comprises the old stables and stores built by the Moosajee family in the early 1900's and can conveniently be found on – you guessed it – Park Street in Colombo 2, around the corner from the Beira Lake temple.
Yet another five star event location of the Senses and Soul, Colombo Music Festival. The Galadari Hotel is situated right at the heart of Colombo's commercial hub. Surrounded by the World Trade Center, the Continental Hotel, the Hilton Colombo and the Old Parliment of Sri Lanka, this luxury event location will indeed feature some key events.
British School Auditorium belonging to The British School in Colombo founded in 1994 hosts many events related to arts and culture. Not only does it host in-house performances but hosts theater and other performances by renowned artistes in Sri Lanka. "38" Fashion Show, Interactions 2012, Guwan Prathiba Praba are some of the recent events that the British School Auditorium has housed.
Initially known as the Dutch Hospital of Colombo Fort built during the 18th century, Dutch Hospital in Colombo is a shopping precinct in Sri Lanka. Though the new trade complex is upgraded and modified, the original structure of the building still remains. The shopping mall includes restaurants, jewelers, textile and handcraft stalls.
The Beira Island belonging to the Beira Lake is situated in the heart of Colombo. Being one of the principle features in the city of Colombo the lake and its island has received attention of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British during the colonial era of Sri Lanka. The Beira Island, Seema Malakaya, a meditation center, and the lake itself are one of the spectacular attractions in Sri Lanka.
Barefoot Gallery, formerly known as The Colombo Gallery (1967-1971), has been known under its current name since 1999. At present, it is able to generate funds from the exhibitions it hosts, where the Gallery receives a commission from sales of the exhibits. Barefoot Gallery serves as a platform for artists, musicians, poets, and filmmakers and is one of the more exciting and cutting edge spaces in Sri Lanka.
SLCB provides wide-ranging services including organizing and implementing events, promotional and Conference support services etc. The Sri Lanka Convention Bureau is one of the organizers of Senses and Soul, Colombo Music Festival and is also the official venue of all the event workshops.