Prithvi Theatre

Prithviraj Kapoorbegan Prithvi Theatresin 1944. It ran for 16 years, till 1960, when the company was forced to close down, due to Prithviraj Kapoor\’s ill health. After his death, a Trust called, “Shri Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust & Research Foundation” was formed by his son, Shashi Kapoor in 1975, to continue his work, with the object of encouraging interest in the theatre. The Prithvi Theatre is a subsidiary of this trust.

Prithvi Theatre has performances from Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year with over 550 shows and an average occupancy of 80%. There are plays in Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati. Ticket prices vary from Rs 100 to Rs 350. Regular show timings are 6 pm & 9pm. Every November, the theatre becomes home to the annual Prithvi Theatre Festival

It aims to promote professional Hindi theatre, tohost and conduct workshops, to create a theatre resource centre and research library and to provide medical and educational assistance to workers and their children

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