*If you want to host Yakshagana, click here.

Thank you, if you have chosen to host Yakshagana. Please note that we would need the following for a successful Yakshagana production under your sponsorship. It takes around 4 hours of preparation by a group of around 15 artists to get ready for the show. We travel/drive all the way and have to drive/travel back after the show. Your co-operation and help during the preparation will therefore be much appreciated.

Resources for production:

  • A large room for makeup (green room). About 250 sq ft, preferably behind the stage (two smaller rooms are fine too).

  • 2 volunteers to help with logistics and makeup.

  • A few chairs, drinking water is required.

  • Stage should be at least 15 x 15 ft, with drinking water in the side wing.

  • A strong 6 ft long table for the Himmela to sit on.

  • 2 chairs, one for Chande player and another strong one for the stage/"Lion Chair".

  • 5 mics, 3 for Himmela, 2 for Mummela. One additional collar mic.

  • A power extension cable.

  • Sound level monitors.

Cost of production:

  • Gas expenses for 4 owned cars transporting artists costumes and instruments.*

  • An additional $250 CAD to cover approximate food costs (while travelling) and toll.**

  • Basic accommodation for the artists and helpers should be arranged for 1-2 nights (as the need may be).

  • Yakshamitras can accept to be guests of sponsors. We will bring some bedding, only if unavoidable.

  • Food for the team for the duration of our stay should be arranged. Some food arrangement before and after the show is needed. Some artists may not be able to eat before the show because of preparation/makeup.

  • If there is a registration fee to attend an event, sponsors should reimburse the cost of registration to all artists and 2 helpers.

How much does it cost to sponsor ?

  • It depends on the amount travel from Toronto. A rule of thumb is fuel price for 4 owned cars from Toronto + $300 CAD. That is all we ask for a beautiful Yakshagana performance!

**Note that we do not charge you for our communication, car rental, costume procurement or maintenance and shipping, practice venue or other related travel expenses.

**We are a non-profit group. However, owing to frequent travel expenses, we need sponsors to reimburse most of our expenses related only to production.

*We kindly request that you fund a reasonable amount in case of roadside issues, any travel problems and vehicle rent etc.



Param Bhat/Ragu Kattinakere/Vinayak Hegde

ON, Canada.

Email: yaxamitra@gmail.com

Tel: (905) 2350150


An Yakshagana in Progress