Chairman Message

In my role as chairman of the board of the Lahore Arts Council (Alhamra), I hope to strengthen Alhamra's position as Lahore's most appreciated cultural and creative center.

Through inclusive, diverse programming that incorporates the best of our country's cultural expressions with those from around the world, Alhamra will give our passionate arts community a platform that is at once local and global. Music performances ranging from Qawali to K-Pop to Ghazals to Flamenco will be showcased quarterly to provide a wide variety of entertainment.

In order to expand the theatre community, we will need to facilitate rich content ranging from local adaptations of Shakespeare to Punjabi folklore theatre.
As art is integral to the mission of the Alhamra, we will curate fewer but more qualitative exhibitions in the Ustad Allah Bakhsh Gallery and at the Alhamra Museum.

For the acquisition of art, we will seek support from philanthropists to bolster our already significant collection.

Currently, Alhamra on the Mall has a bookshop, and we are planning to add a gift shop along with a tea room to make Alhamra a place for cultural stimulation and for meeting friends and family.

As we embark on newer, bolder steps to make Alhamra a place that you can all enjoy, we appreciate your support and feedback.
  Mr. Razi Ahmed

Executive Director 

The soul of a nation finds expression in its art and culture, a testament to the collective spirit of its people. Pakistan's global acclaim in literature and culture, as evidenced by Lahore's UNESCO designation as 'The City of Literature,' underscores our profound cultural legacy.

Our cultural heritage serves as a barometer of national eminence, embodying the essence of our identity. While artistic forms may evolve, the nature of our cultural heritage remains immutable. Alhamra, as a beacon of cultural enrichment, provides a nurturing environment for emerging talent, transcending boundaries of age, geography, and creed.

We are steadfast in our commitment to fostering the next generation of cultural ambassadors, empowering them to shape a vibrant and inclusive future. As we navigate the currents of change, we do so with unwavering determination, preserving and celebrating the rich tapestry of our artistic traditions.
  Ms. Sarah Rashid