The diamond jubilee hall of the Yakshagana Kalakshetra would be inaugurated here on Saturday.

Kalakshetra president Indrali Jayakar Shetty told presspersons here on Tuesday that the kalakshetra, established in 1951, celebrated its diamond jubilee in 2011.

To commemorate the diamond jubilee it was decided to construct a new hall on the first floor of the Kalakshetra at Gundibail, he said.

The hall had now been constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh. The former Minister late V.S. Acharya and K. Raghupati Bhat, MLA, had contributed Rs. 3 lakh each for the construction of the building, he said.