Prithvi Theatre Festival

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our annual celebration of theatre

The Prithvi Theatre Festival first held on our 5th birthday in 1983, has become an annual feature of the Prithvi calendar, usually starting in early November and running anywhere from a week to a month.

The focus of the Festival varies from year to year - in the past, festivals have focused on :

  • Local Mumbai groups,
  • Indian Theatre - showcasing groups from across India,
  • International Theatre - featured international groups.

Some festivals have also been theme-based - most recently, the 2007 Festival was Mumbai Musicals, featuring musicals by Mumbai groups, while the 2006 Festival, celebrating Prithviraj Kapoor's birth centenary, took as its theme his theatre company's motto - Kala Desh Ki Seva Mein - and invited groups from across India which sought to deal with contemporary socio-political issues in their work.

The Festival also includes exhibitions on a theatre personality or movement every two years :

  • 2004 exhibition on Habib Tanvir and Naya Theatre
  • 2006 exhibition on Prithviraj Kapoor & Prithvi Theatres
  • 2008 exhibition on Satyadev Dubey
  • Every exhibition gets turned into an exciting yearbook, a delicious theatre memorabilia which is available for you at the Prithvi Bookshop, Prithvi Theatre.