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  • ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Anthony & Cleopatra’ streaming for free on YouTube

    The National Theatre in London recently announced that live recordings of Danny Boyle's Frankenstein and Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes, respectively, will be available to stream as part of the National Theatre at Home series.

  • Dhaka Theatre: A legacy

    One of the most illustrious theatre troupes in the capital, Dhaka Theatre was predominantly formed by young freedom fighters including prominent filmmaker, Nasir Uddin Yousuff, renowned playwright and theatre artiste Selim Al Deen.

  • Dhaka Padatik celebrates 40 years of excellence

    Dhaka Padatik, one of the leading theatre groups in the country, arranged a two-day long event at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, commemorating the groups’ 40 years.

  • 'Khoabnama’ at the Jahangirnagar University campus

    Marking their 40th founding anniversary, Jahangirnagar Theatre staged their 37th production, ‘Khoabnama’, at the Jahangirnagar University campus yesterday.

  • Theatre festival ‘Muktir Chetonay Shilpito Srijon Choturtho Barshik Natyautshab 2020’ held

    The Department of Drama and Dramatics of Chittagong University (CU) arranged the theatre festival, Muktir Chetonay Shilpito Srijon Choturtho Barshik Natyautshab 2020, recently. Cultural Affairs Minister K M Khalid, MP, attended the festival as the chief guest.

  • An evening adorned with colours of Kathak

    The impeccable footwork and storytelling of the dancers of Nrityanchal and Guru Shishya Parampara, along with the masters Shibli Mohammad and Shamim Ara Nipa, captivated the audience at ICCR Scholar’s Evening: Colours of Kathak.

  • Kathak Dance Festival begins at Chhayanaut

    A three-day Kathak dance festival began yesterday at the main auditorium of Chhayanaut Shangskriti Bhavan in Dhanmondi.

  • Tirjak Natyamela 2019 begins today at TIC

    Renowned thespians Bibhash Chakraborty and Mamunur Rashid will inaugurate the Tirjak Natyamela and Natya-Smarok Exhibition at 4:30pm today at the venue.

  • ‘Dear Papa’ at BSA today

    In celebration of Natya Dhara’s 27-year anniversary, a three-day festival underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). On the second day of the festival, India’s Institute of

  • ‘Notuner Utshab 2019’ kicks off today

    The seven-day long theatre fest, Notuner Utshab 2019, begins today at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). It is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Unilever, Berger Paints and Dhaka Bank Limited.

  • ‘IDLC Theatre Festival 2019’ concludes at BSA

    IDLC Theatre Festival 2019 concluded at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), recently. Professor Emeritus Dr Sherajul Islam Choudhury attended the closing ceremony as the

  • ‘Notuner Utshab 2019’ to commence from November 29

    Announcing the inaugural ceremony of the Notuner Utshab 2019, a press conference, hosted by the organisers Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, was held at the Conference Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), yesterday. The event was presided by former Minister of Cultural Affairs, Asaduzzaman Noor, MP.

  • IDLC Theatre Festival 2019

    On the concluding day of IDLC Theatre Festival 2019, Arshinagar will stage ‘Rahu Chandaler Har’ (inset), at the Experimental Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) from 6:30 pm onwards.

  • IDLC Theatre Fest 2019

    On the second day of IDLC Theatre Fest 2019, the play ‘Let Me Out’ by Tarua will be staged at the Experi-mental Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), at 5 pm.

  • ‘BotTala Rangamela 2019’ begins

    The eleven-day international theatre festival, BotTala Rangamela 2019, began yesterday at the Liberation War Museum in Agargaon.

  • ‘BotTala Ranga Mela 2019’ kicks off today

    The eleven-day international theatre festival, BotTala Ranga Mela 2019, organised by BotTala—a performance space, begins today. This is the third edition of the festival, which will take place at the premises of Liberation War Museum, Agargaon.

  • ‘Amra Teen Jon’

    Loko Natya Dal will perform their new play, ‘Amra Teen Jon’ at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s National Theatre Hall at 7 pm today. This is their 6th showing of the play.

  • ‘Nichu Tolar Manush’

    The five-day theatre festival on the play ‘Nichu Tolar Manush’, staged at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU), concluded on Thursday.

  • Nrityanchal’s ‘Chhoray-Chhonde Nrittyomala’ at BSA today

    Marking the 68th birth anniversary of eminent journalist and media personality Muhammad Jahangir, the special dance programme, Chhoray-Chhonde Nrittyomala,

  • JHILIK NATYA SANGSTHA STAGES ‘NRIPOTI’

    Jhilik Natya Sangstha, a recipient of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award as creative cultural organisation, staged the play, in collaboration with the Shilpakala Academy.

  • ‘Rajarbag-71’ staged in Manikganj

    Rajarbag-71 was staged at Manikganj Government High School’s playground in Manikganj on Saturday.

  • The English comedy

    Sunbeams school staged two shows of the English comedy, ‘Ali Baba and their Bongo Bandits’, on their annual drama evening recently. The cast of around 40 students entertained the audience with their acting, singing and dancing.

  • The English comedy

    Sunbeams school staged two shows of the English comedy, ‘Ali Baba and their Bongo Bandits’, on their annual drama evening recently. The cast of around 40 students entertained the audience with their acting, singing and dancing.

  • Bahurupi Natya Sangstha and Angan Belgharia stage plays in Mymensingh

    Two theatre companies, Bahurupi Natya Sangstha from Mymensingh and Angan Belgharia from Kolkata, staged two plays in a houseful auditorium at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Mymensingh. Bahurupi Natya Sangstha organised the event, marking their 45th founding anniversary.

  • The Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

    The Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

  • Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival 2019

    On the seventh day of the Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival, Chandrakala Theatre staged the play, ‘Sheikh Saadi’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • The Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival at BSA

    ‘Rohu Chandaler Har’ by Arshinagar and ‘Pa er Awaj Pawa Jaye’ by Theatre, were staged at the Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on October 15.

  • The Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival

    ​‘Amra Tinjon’ by Loko Natya Dal, and ‘Mohajaner Nao’ by Subachan Natya Sangsad were on display in the Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on the fourth day.

  • Universal Theatre stages ‘Mahatma’ on Gandhi Jayanti

    In celebration of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and the International Day of Non-Violence, Universal Theatre staged their acclaimed play, Mahatma, at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on October 2.

  • Guardian Life Dhaka University Drama Troupe Natya Utshab 2019 concludes today

    Dhaka University Drama Troupe (DUDT) has organised their third drama festival titled, ‘Guardian Life Dhaka University Drama Troupe Natya Utshab 2019’ at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC), University of Dhaka (DU). The event, which opened on October 1, concludes today.

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