Natya Shodh Sansthan, an archive of Indian theater, is situated at Bidhan Nagar in Kolkata
. It is an air conditioned auditorium available for holding programs, seminars, meetings and exhibitions. The theater lays a special emphasis on folk and traditional forms and post-independence Indian theater in the form of original manuscripts, periodicals, books, photographs and video recordings. It also conducts research in and collects theater materials. Its giant library houses a collection of contemporary documents centered on Indian Theater. The library also has a representative selection of play-scripts, back issues of journals and current issues of periodicals.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport, 18 km from the city, is the nearest airport. The Howrah Railway Station in Howrah is the nearest railhead.