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Prithvi Theatre Festival

Venue At various auditoria around Mandi House
How to Reach Take an auto or hire a cab or disembark at Mandi House Metro Station
Timing Once in a year, in the month of December, different show timings

Prithvi Theatre Festival in DelhiPrithvi Theatre Festival is the premiere and leading theatre festival in India. Once in a year, the intellectual class of Delhi gets a treat in the form of this prestigious festival. The festival is organized by the 'Prithvi Theatres' that was started by Prithvi Raj Kapoor, the pioneer of Hindi theatre and cinema movement in India. This festival was started in the year 1978 and since then it has never looked back.

The Prithvi theatre festival presents a platter of plays, one act plays, monologues and performances to choose from. These plays are directed by some of the finest directors of the country that include both professionals and amateurs. Basically this is a Hindi/Urdu theatre festival but selective good works in English are also staged. Sanjana Kapoor, the granddaughter of Late Prithvi Raj Kapoor, runs the festival and organization.

The acts and plays are carefully chosen to suit the taste and mood of the audience. These plays are based on range of topics, from current burning issues to classic literature. The actors are very professional and are the backbone of the thriving film industry. Though lately, filmmakers are accused of poaching these artists by promising moon. The Prithvi Festival is struggling hard to revive the, defunct and almost dead, theatre movement in this country. The plain motive behind this festival is to take plays and acts among the common men and provide it with much needed oxygen.