Istanbul Culture and Art Events: March 2024

Istanbul, which brings art enthusiasts together with unforgettable culture and art events every year, will host valuable works in March 2024. An extremely blessed event program is waiting for you, including theatre, cinema, concerts, and exhibitions. Within the scope of these events, you can watch enjoyable theater and movies with your loved ones and enjoy concerts by the master musicians. Let's have a look at the events that will take place in March.


A Play from Spain: Ay, Carmela!

One of the plays that will be performed within the scope of cultural and artistic events in March is "Ay, Carmela!". The play deals with the civil war period between nationalists and republicans in Spain. The play tells the story of the rebellions, losses and ups and downs of Carmela and Paulino, who were taken hostage by nationalists and forced to perform a play they did not want. Do not miss out on the play "Ay Carmela!", one of the most famous works of José Sanchis Sinisterra, one of the leading names of Modern Spanish Theatre.


From Pages to Stages: The Last Day of a Condemned Man

Victor Hugo's unforgettable work, The Last Day of a Condemned Man, meets theater enthusiasts throughout March. The play tells how a prisoner who learns that he will be executed five weeks in advance becomes dehumanized. Muhammet Emre Aydın is the director of the play. The play features talented actors such as Sude Naz Demirci, Beşir Kaya, Demet Aydın, Mahsun Mavi and Ersoy Temelli and will provide a wonderful day for those who love French literature.

For Those Who Love Modern Art: Kendi Gölgesinde

The exhibition titled Kendi Gölgesinde, curated by Emre Baykal and Gizem Uslu Tümer is a group exhibition created from the Arter Collection. The exhibition, which includes fascinating works from 25 artists, is structured around dualities and contrasts such as memory and forgetting, presence, and absence, public and private. It is possible to see the works of important names such as Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Cevdet Erek, Jae-Eun Choi, Pedro Barateiro and Mona Hatoum in the exhibition. If you desire art to push you to think and save you from the boundaries of time and space, you can visit the exhibition up until April 7, 2024.

An Excellent Exhibition at Pera Museum, Tam Yerinden: İstanbul’a Panoramik Bakışın Tarihi

Prepared in partnership with Pera Museum and Istanbul Research Institute, the exhibition titled Tam Yerinden: İstanbul’a Panoramik Bakışın Tarihi transforms Istanbul from the 15th century to the 20th century into an interactive experience. The exhibition includes interpretations of Istanbul by names such as Seutter, Feraud, Barker, Schranz, Dunn and Robertson. Be sure to check out the exhibition curated by Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, K. Mehmet Kentel and M. Baha Tanman.

A Delightful Piano Recital: Evgeny Grinko

Legendary Russian musician, pianist, and drummer Evgeny Grinko is coming to Istanbul in March to take us on a journey to another world with his wonderful songs. The famous musician will perform at Zorlu PSM - Turkcell Stage on March 9 and at Bostancı Gösteri Merkezi on March 11. Thanks to the musician whose compositions have been listened to by millions of people, you will enjoy this performance.


A Voice That You'll Never Forget: Sertab Erener

If you are looking forward to enjoyable concerts, Sertab Erener, one of the most valuable names in our country, invites you to an entertaining concert in March. Sertap Erener will meet her fans on the AKM Türk Telekom Opera stage on March 10. You can also be a guest at the concert where the famous singer will sing her most popular songs from the past to the present and have a night full of music.

An Event Going Beyond the Boundaries of Music, Voices of the Deep: From Bach to Itrî

The new stop of the concert series called "Voices of the Deep", which was previously staged in the Basilica Cistern, is Şerefiye Cistern. At the event, which includes various works of Bach and Itrî, you will take a short journey into history that is accompanied by valuable instruments such as tambur, ney, zither, cello and the narration of Serhan Bali. The event, which started in January and presents details about the lives of these two valuable artists, will be staged on March 12, 13, 19 and 20.

A Play Full of Laughter: Kriz Eşeği

The play called Kriz Eşeği tells the tragic story of an unemployed actor in a humorous way. The play, which will be staged at Ikincikat Theater on March 1, Caddebostan Cultural Center on March 4, and Altkat Sanat on March 16, promises a night full of laughter with comedy elements. The producer of the play, which includes Kemal Kaplan, Göksu Yılmaz, Buse Energin and Ulaş Elgene, is Akın Öztürk.