Celebrating the universality and diversity of art since the day it was opened, Zorlu Performing Arts Center met an audience of more than 400.000, in more than 1000 events during its 4th season. While introducing 3 new festivals to Turkish audience, Sónar Istanbul, Mix Festival & Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival; Zorlu Performing Arts Center hosted a wide variety of shows from experimental theater ensembles to stars, which set global trends, from alternative names, who embrace music in genres such as rock, electropop, progressive rock and postrock, to famous Broadway and West End musicals. 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, ballet, classical, opera, jazz and world-famous musicians. As the crossroads for performance, music, 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 (2,190 seats) and Drama Stage (678 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 art pieces and features our renowned 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.