Gedung Kesenian Jakarta ("Jakarta Art Building"), historically known as Schouwburg Weltevreden, is a concert hall in Jakarta, Indonesia, built during the Dutch colonial period. It is close to the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta and the Jakarta Cathedral, near Lapangan Banteng Park. The idea for the creation of a theater in Batavia (the colonial name for Jakarta) came from the Governor-General of Batavia at that time, Herman Willem Daendels.
This idea was realized by Stamford Raffles, who was known for his passion for the study and preservation of local culture. In 1814 Raffles ordered the construction of a simple bamboo theatre near Waterlooplein (a square in Jakarta, now Lapangan Banteng), under the name "Military Theater Venue". It was built by English soldiers and had a capacity of 250 people. This first theater in Batavia was used from 1811 to 1816 for the entertainment of British soldiers.
The main building consists of a neoclassical style open hall, the 24 by 17.5 metres (79 ft × 57 ft) main concert room with a balcony (capacity: 475 people), a stage measuring 10.75×14×17 metres (35.3×46×56 ft), foyer space of 5.8 by 24 metres (19 ft × 79 ft), lobby and "loge", which is basically an empty place to the right and left of the spectators, where five seats could be installed if required.