First and Foremost

Why is the name Salihara?

We adopted the name of the street where our complex is located, Jalan Salihara, to make the complex easier to find and to be integrated with the surroundings. “Salihara” itself comes from the name of a multi-blossom flower, the Salihara flower or Lantana camara L.  As it has multiple blossoms it fits with our vision of pluralism and the spread of artistic and intellectual resources, so that we also took the image of this flower as the basis for our logo.

Is Komunitas Salihara an exclusive group?

No.  Although we use the word komunitas as the name, Komunitas Salihara actually refers to the arts center complex.  The sense of the word komunitas as we use it relates more to the ties between whoever supports and participates in the arts activities and ideas presented at this arts center.  In this way, anyone can join in and become part of Komunitas Salihara.

How can I become a member of Komunitas Salihara?

You can become a member of Sahabat Salihara (Friends of Salihara), a group of people who are interested in the arts and support the existence of Komunitas Salihara, so that Komunitas Salihara can continue its programs. Information about Friends of Salihara is provided in the sub-section Sahabat Salihara.

Is Komunitas Salihara open every day?

Basically Komunitas Salihara is open to the public and can be visited any time. Besides the schedule of events that can be found on the menu Calendar of Events, the following are some of the other schedules you should know:

  • Kedai Salihara 16 is open daily, 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Gerai Salihara is open every Monday-Saturday, 12:00 AM-08:00 PM
  • Salihara box office and contact information are open every Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM. When events are held, the hours are extended to 08:00 PM. On weekends and national holidays (if there are events) from 04:00-08:00 PM.
  • Salihara offices are open from Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-05:00 PM.

What facilities are available at Komunitas Salihara?

Besides the theater and art gallery, Komunitas Salihara has a coffee shop where you can relax while enjoying food and beverages. There is also an art store which sells merchandise made by artists, quality books, and other designer products. Our complex also includes a shaded garden, an annex theater, a rooftop theater, a lobby, dance and music studios, multifunction room, and a prayer room.

How can I get the most up-to-date information on Komunitas Salihara programs?

Please see the Programs and Calendar of Events on this site, or contact [email protected].

Twitter Komunitas Salihara: @salihara

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Instagram Salihara: Komunitas_Salihara


How can I order and pay for tickets for a performance at Komunitas Salihara?

Via website

  1. Reservations: Click “Buy Tickets” on the page of the desired event. Put the event that you wish to see in the shopping cart on the shopping page. Then select the category and number of tickets you wish to purchase.
  2. Authorization: After checking out from the shopping cart, log in or register.
  3. Confirmation: You will receive an email to confirm your reservation.
  4. Payment via: BCA KlikPay, Credit Card (BCA/Visa/MasterCard).
  5. Completed: You will receive a booking code which can be exchanged for a ticket at Komunitas Salihara box office before the event begins.


Via Transfer:

Please contact [email protected] or 0817-077-1913 with the following information:

  1. Full name
  2. Telephone number
  3. Event and date you wish to attend
  4. Category (student or general admission) and number of tickets you wish to purchase.

After that, you will be given information on the method of payment and confirmation. 

Payment may be transferred to:

Bank Central Asia No. 450-356-5555 a.n. Yay. Utan Kayu

Bank Mandiri No. 127-00-4546-4748, a.n. Yayasan Utan Kayu

Payment via bank transfer must be preceded by a ticket reservation. Payment will be deemed valid after proof of transfer is sent via fax to 021-781-8849 or email to [email protected].  After that, you will receive confirmation on the status of your ticket and how to retrieve it.


Via Salihara Box-office:

Salihara box-office hours:

  1. Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
  2. Opens 2 hours prior to an event on Monday-Friday
  3. Opens 4 hours prior to an event on Saturday and Sunday

Means of payment accepted at Salihara box-office:

  1. Cash
  2. Debit Card (BCA, Mandiri, Visa and MasterCard)

Can my ticket be exchanged for a ticket to a different performance?

We are sorry, but tickets that have been purchased cannot be refunded or exchanged for tickets to a different performance.

How are seats numbered at Salihara?

Seats in Salihara performance spaces are not numbered to allow for flexibility in staging and seating arrangements. Members of the audience are free to select seats in any row.

Who is eligible to buy student tickets?

The category of student tickets is an initiative to implement our mission of education/arts appreciation in the form of subsidized tickets. These student tickets are available for elementary school to S1 university students who show a Student ID card.


Are regular classes in dance and theater available at Komunitas Salihara?

No. Komunitas Salihara is an arts center, presenter and place for performances by arts groups including dance and theater.  Nonetheless, you can participate in various classes and workshops which we offer periodically.

If I am not an artist, are there any programs I can participate at Komunitas Salihara?

Yes. You can participate in the discussions and public lecture programs. You can also take part in various readings and literary events. Besides these, we also periodically present exhibition tours led by the curator. Every year we hold classes in philosophy, writing, photography, acting, painting, and various other workshop programs. For more complete information on these classes and events, please contact [email protected].

How can I perform or show my work at Komunitas Salihara?

There are two ways to be able to present at Komunitas Salihara:

  • Become a Komunitas Salihara program   

By becoming a Komunitas Salihara program it means that your performance or art exhibition will be managed by Komunitas Salihara; not only the technical aspects but also the documentation and publication. If you are interested, please send a letter of request/ proposal to the Program Section via [email protected]. The work that you propose will be screened and decided upon by a Board of Curators meeting for programs in the following year.

  • Rent space at Salihara    

If you do not wish to go through the curatorial selection procedure, you can rent space together with facilities at Komunitas Salihara. For that, please contact the Space Rental Section via [email protected]

Can I buy a recording of performances that have been presented at Komunitas Salihara?

Yes, performances at Komunitas Salihara are recorded and some of the documentation is available for sale to the public. For further information, please contact Gerai Salihara at 087-821-088-369 or [email protected].

Can I purchase artwork exhibited at Galeri Salihara?

Yes. Works exhibited at Galeri Salihara are usually for sale to the public. Please contact [email protected] for further information about this.

Can children watch performances at Komunitas Salihara?

In general the events at Komunitas Salihara are for adult audiences. However, a number of programs are also suitable for school age children. Moreover, at certain times we offer programs created especially for children. For further information on each event, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].


Can the public rent rooms and space at Komunitas Salihara?

Yes.  Rooms and spaces at Komunitas Salihara can be rented by the public with certain conditions. Please send an email to [email protected] for further information.

Can rooms and spaces at Komunitas Salihara only be rented for activities related to arts and culture?

No. Rooms and spaces at Salihara can be rented for any activities, except for political party campaign activities, weddings, and religious worship/rituals.

Can Komunitas Salihara be used as a location for taking photographs?

Yes. Rooms and spaces at Komunitas Salihara can become a site for taking photographs both by the media as well as the public, according to the conditions of the rental agreement.

Can music performances be held in the open spaces of Komunitas Salihara?

Yes, they can.  However, as Komunitas Salihara is located in a residential area, the maximum duration for rental of open spaces for music performances (or other activities which produce loud noise) is until 10:00 PM.

Can Wisma Salihara be rented by the public?

No. Wisma Salihara is only rented to those who rent the space and need a place to stay overnight. Otherwise it is used for artists/performers involved in rehearsals and performances at Komunitas Salihara.

Can Komunitas Salihara become a ticket box for non-program/rental events?

No. The sale of tickets for a non-program/rental event is carried out completely by the party that rents the space.  Renters can open a ticket box to sell tickets on site on the day of rental using the area rented.

Can Komunitas Salihara help to publicize an event for someone renting space at Salihara?

Yes.  Basically the publicizing of an event is fully the responsibility of the renter. However, if the renter needs publicizing from Komunitas Salihara then there will be a separate agreement to arrange for that publicizing.  For further information, please contact our staff at 021-789-1202 ext. 300, 0821-1556-7526, 0812-8184-5500 or send an email to [email protected].

How do I rent rooms and space at Salihara?

Please contact our staff at 021-789-1202 ext. 300, 0821-1556-7526, 0812-8184-5500 or send an email to [email protected].

More About Salihara

Where is Komunitas Salihara located?

Komunitas Salihara is located at Jl. Salihara No. 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. More precisely, Salihara is located between the campus of Universitas Nasional and Balai Rakyat Pasar Minggu. GPS: 6°17’1”S 106°50’17”E.

How do I reach Komunitas Salihara by public transportation?

  • By Transjakarta

Use bus line 6 (from Halimun towards Ragunan). You can get off at the Pejaten stop to the left. Continue by taking a Mikrolet 36 (blue colored) from in front of Pejaten Village towards Jalan Salihara No. 16.  You can also get off at the Jati Padang stop. Get off on the right and continue by motorcycle-taxi, OR get off on the left and walk straight towards the three-way intersection with a traffic light. Turn left on Jalan Ragunan Raya and continue by taking Mikrolet 61 (blue colored) and get off at the Balai Rakyat.  Then walk north (turn left) towards Jalan Salihara No. 16.

  • By Bus   

Take Metromini 75 to Pasar Minggu. Stop at Balai Rakyat, then walk to the north (turn left) proceed to Jalan Salihara No. 16.

  • By Mikrolet (from Kampung Melayu)

From Kampung Melayu use Mikrolet M 16 towards Kampung Melayu-Pasar Minggu route.  Get off at Jalan Salihara No. 16 (300 m after UNAS).

  • By Train  

Take any train that goes to Pasar Minggu Station. When you arrive at the station continue by motorcycle taxi or walk (+/- 500 m) on Jalan Raya Ragunan. Turn right at the three-way intersection of Balai Rakyat and continue walking to Jalan Salihara No. 16.

Is there sufficient parking at Komunitas Salihara?

Parking space at Komunitas Salihara can accommodate 30 cars and 60 motorcycles/ bicycles. To accommodate more visitor vehicles, especially when there is an event, the neighborhood around Komunitas Salihara provides additional parking spaces.


May we bring food/drinks into the performance space?

No. The audience is strictly forbidden to eat, drink and smoke in the performance spaces.  Remains of food/drink can leave unpleasant smells or invite insects and rodents which threaten the cleanliness of the space and building.

Can I photograph during a performance that is in progress?

No. Only Komunitas Salihara staff or event organizers are allowed to photograph.  The light from the screen of a digital camera disturbs others sitting nearby, especially when the audience area is darkened while the performance is in progress. Sounds from cameras not only disturb other people seated nearby, but also performers and the audio recording being made. If you need photographs, please come to the information table.

May I enter the performance space if the performance has already begun?

No. People who come late will not be allowed to enter the performance space because it can disturb the performance in progress.

May I request a special seating position?

Requests for special seating are only available for diff-abled members of the audience.

Joining Salihara

How do I submit a job application to Komunitas Salihara?

Please send your CV to [email protected].

Does Salihara provide internship opportunities?

Yes. Komunitas Salihara provides opportunities for internships for university students interested in the performing arts.  Please send a letter to request an internship together with a letter of introduction from your campus to [email protected].

Can I join Komunitas Salihara as a volunteer?

Yes. Komunitas Salihara is also open to volunteers who wish to assist our operational activities.  Please send a letter of request to [email protected]