The Batalo Dance Festival, which began in 2013 at the National Theatre, has connected over 1,000 young performers from various countries, uniting African culture with urban expression. This dynamic event fosters unity among diverse clans and tribes, celebrating Uganda’s unique heritage through music, dance, training, and discussions.


Batalo East Dance Festival 2023:

Now in its 9th edition, the free community Batalo East Dance Festival is coming to electrify the new “Batalo East Creative Center” in Kachonga, Bufujja, Butaleja District, on December 16, 2023. The festival will showcase performances from diverse regions, featuring traditional, contemporary, and urban dances, along with local talent from Butaleja’s youth community.

  • Date: December 16, 2023
  • Venue: Batalo East Creative Center, Kachonga, Butaleja District
  • Event Duration: 8 am to 9 pm
  • Performances: 30 artists from Tanzania, Jinja, Kampala, Mbale and 4 traditional troupes and local musicians and talents from Butaleja, soul xpressions, streetdance force
  • Seating Capacity: 800 to 1500
  • Free entrance and open to all ages

Batalo East Creative Center:

The inauguration of the Batalo East Creative Center marks a significant milestone. This center will serve as a hub for talent development, cultural preservation, intergenerational dialogue, and social and economic growth through performing arts for Butaleja’s youth.

We look forward to your support and participation in this significant event that not only celebrates our culture but also nurtures and empowers our youth. Together, we can create a brighter and more culturally enriched future for Butaleja.

Thank you for your attention and support.

Theater piece by Lilian


Theater piece by Levy

Theater piece by Davis

Theater piece by Cathy

Theater piece by Muhammed

Cultural troupe from Butaleja

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