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Prithvi Theatre

Prithvi Theatre

Prithvi Theatre
Prithvi Theatre

Prithvi Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Mumbai, is situated in the posh Juhu locality. It is basically a subsidiary of the Shri Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust & Research Foundation. Prithviraj Kapoor began Prithvi Theatres in 1944, when he was touching the heights in his career. Later, his son Shashi Kapoor and daughter-in-law Jennifer set up the Memorial Trust in the 1975, as a tribute to the memory of Prithviraj Kapoor. The main aims of setting up the trust were:

  • Promoting professional Hindi theatre.
  • Helping and promoting talented people in the Film Industry.
  • Setting up a theatre of international standards.
  • Providing medical and educational assistance to theatre workers and their children Setting up a place for rehearsals and workshops, etc.

Prithvi Theater was inaugurated in November 1978 and since then; it has constantly striving to bright the talented individuals into limelight. A completely non-profit organization, the theatre depends on donations from individuals and companies who want to promote the performing and fine arts in India. Apart from conducting plays, Prithvi Theatre also organizes workshops, exhibitions, poetry sessions, film screenings, musical concerts, etc. There is also a book shop inside its premises.

Plays
The main aim behind the establishment of Prithvi Trust was to promote theatre. Towards this end, it conducts plays on a daily basis, except for Mondays of the week. The theatre also conducts plays at the Horniman Circle Garden, on the first weekend of every non-rainy month. During summers, children’s plays are organized at Prithvi.

Prithvi Theatre Festival
Prithvi Theater Festival is an event that celebrates all the forms of theatre in the current, including local, national, international; old traditions, new forms, cross-currents, etc. It was started in the year 1983 and has become an annual event since then.

Summertime Workshops
Every year, during summer vacations, Prithvi Theatre organizes workshops for children aged 6-16 years. The activities taught at the workshops include anything creative, from poetry to acting to pottery to mask-making. The main aim behind the workshops is to encourage the children to unleash their creative talent.

PEN
PEN is the literary organization of Prithvi Theatre, set up with the aim of promoting poetry. Sessions are conducted by the organization on the second Saturday of every month, where people read/share/discuss texts from all genres

Vikalp
Vikalp is the name given to the monthly documentary screenings conducted at the theatre. It is conducted on the last Sunday of every month and is open to everyone.

Memorial Concert
Prithvi Theatre plays host to a Memorial Concert, held every February to commemorate the memory of Jennifer Kapoor. Here, one can see Zakir Hussain performing at his very best.

Reader’s Shop
For the book lovers, there is a Reader’s Shop inside the premises of Prithvi Theatre. Here, one can get a wide variety of books.

 

 

 

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