If you had only attributed Bollywood stardust and ‘filmi’ disposition to the city of Mumbai thus far, think again. India, with its great diversity and vibrancy shown on the silver screen that makes for the largest cinema industry in the world, does not stop there. It extends to the lights, colors, and sheer effervescence of the theatre. Located at number 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu, Mumbai, the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai; dates back to 1978, and consists of an auditorium dedicated to theatre. The theatre boasts of over 400 shows a year, including plays in English, Hindi, Marathi as well as children’s theatre.
The Theatre :
A subsidiary of the Sri Prithvi raj Kapoor Memorial Trust and Research Foundation, the Prithvi Theatre will ease your tensions and transport you to a world of music, words, and dance whilst you are seated in the 200 sitter auditoriums featuring an intimate setting. Be amazed as the stagecraft transcends you to another realm and satisfies your thirst for the arts.
The Prithvi Theatre festival usually begins in early November and goes on for about three weeks, and features performances by international theatre groups as well as delegations hailing from all over India whose work deals with issues of contemporary socio-political significance.
Attached to the Prithvi Theatre is a cafe often frequented by theatre lovers and dabblers in the arts, and you may even find yourself in the presence of a theatre director or two!
This is one of the best-known theatres in Mumbai. There is a loving and pretty canteen outside the theatre, which makes it one of the best places to sketch people, plants, and the life of urban Mumbai.
Prithvi Theatre is well-known as its very popular performing arts center and landmark in the vivacious metropolis city of Mumbai. It is counted amongst the best and most well-facilitated theatres across Mumbai city.
The Prithvi Theatre was established by the well-known Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor in commemoration of his father Prithvi raj Kapoor, a pioneer of Indian cinema and theatre.
The present-day Prithvi Theatre was constructed in the year of 1978, as a subsidiary of this memorial trust. It was established and built on the same spot or place where Prithvi raj once had formed a small performance and practicing space for his group.
- Enter 15 minutes in advance, you do not disturb anyone. No entry will be given after that.
- One should try the sulemani chai which is iconic for Prithvi cafe.
- You can find parking just opposite Mahesh Lunch home, so you are supposed to accordingly keep a buffer time to avoid the hurry.
Entrance Ticket Details :
Please go to the official website to book the shows if you want to attend. And there is no free entry.
All around the year 10:00PM to 9;00PM except Mondays. Please do check show timings before visiting and catch your favorite shows in Prithvi Theatre
How to Reach
Take the train to Vile Parle and then take or book a cab and taxi to Prithvi theatre.