Arts and Culture

Cultural Facilities

In order to enrich our student's cultural and social life, throughout the academic year different kinds of activities are organized to bring together the students with artists and scientists so that they can be a proper model for them. These activities take place in Süleyman Demirel Culture Centre; with a big lecture room with 528-audience capacity, four other small lecture rooms with 150 audience capacity, and an amphitheater with 2000 audience capacity, and in different kinds of conference rooms within the departments and graduate schools. With the participation of our university students, Classical Turkish Music and Turkish Folk Music Chorus carry out their rehearsals and give concerts all through the year. Turkish Folk Dance Club performs various local dances every year. These groups participate in domestic and foreign competitions and successfully rank in the highest degrees. Moreover, there is a cinema with 120 audience capacity and a studio flat in our university.


Mevlevihane was constructed in 1368-1369, by the architect Osmanoğlu Emetullah on an order by Sarunhanoğlu İshak Bey. This construction was restored during the Ottoman Reign three times, one in 1664-1665, one in 1681 and the other in 1693-1694. In 1960, it was restored again; however, it became a ruin after a short time. It was lastly restored by Celal Bayar University in 1999-2001. Mevlevihane turned into a museum in 2005 with the participation of 12 china sculptures, clothes, and things; and with the Turkish and English documentations of the Press and Public Relations Office of Celal Bayar University. Turkish and foreign tourists can visit it at any hour during the day.


It was constructed for Hafsa Sultan, the mother of Suleiman the Magnificent, in 1539. The famous Manisa Mesir Paste was mixed in this building located in the building complex of the Sultan Mosque. It served as a hospital until the Turkish Republic was founded. It also served as a lunatic asylum after 1850s. It was restored from time to time during the Republican era; it also served as a Health Museum; and in 1994 it was transmitted to our university. Now it serves as a public library with its 12000 denoted books in its 6 reading halls. Anybody can read the books in one of these reading halls.

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