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At long last, İstanbul has a world-class showplace for the Performing Arts. Zorlu Performing Arts Center showcases diverse artistic genres including Broadway and West End musicals, dance, classical, opera, jazz and the best pop artists. As the new crossroads for performance, visual and contemporary arts, Zorlu Performing Arts Center presents world famous performance troupes and the cream-of-the-crop of live performing artists. Our state-of-the-art Main Theatre (2,242 seats) and Drama Stage (717 seats) have been designed to be the most technically advanced and acoustically perfect new performance halls in the world. Zorlu Performing Arts Center also houses multiple spaces for exhibition of visual and contemporary arts pieces, and features our celebrated CITY STAGE, which presents a regular series of free public performances open to any local performer who dreams of performing for a live audience on a Zorlu Performing Arts Center stage. The complex also houses a high-tech Sound Recording Studio (the largest and most advanced in Europe) that doubles as a black-box theatre for intimate performances, acoustic concerts and other memorable events. Zorlu Performing Arts Center is operated by New York City based Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment (NWE), one of the Nederlander family of companies which are collectively the largest owner and operator of theatres in the World.