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  • Padatik Natya Sangsad’s ‘Prerona’ promotes autism awareness

    Popular theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad’s 33rd production “Prerona'' premiered at Bangladesh Mahila Samity’s Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium yesterday, marking World Autism Awareness Day. The play is written and directed by Sabil Reza Chowdhury. “Prerona” highlights the story of a child who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Ten-day theatre festival underway at Bangladesh Mahila Samity

    On the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, the Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation arranged a ten-day theatre festival at Bangladesh Mahila Samity. The festival was inaugurated yesterday, with the 242nd staging of the popular play, “Court Martial”, by Theatre Art Unit.

  • Two-day festival in remembrance of Mannan Hira begins at Shilpakala

    In memory of noted playwright and Bangla Academy winner Mannan Hira, a two-day theatre festival, organised by Aranyak Natyadal, began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) from today.

  • ‘Kanjoosh’ brings laughter to the stage amid pandemic

    Among prolific playwrights, Moliere is a household name in comedy. Adaptation of one of his most famous works, “The Miser”, translated as “Kanjoosh” has been a landmark production in the history of theatre in Bangladesh.

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    Aly Zaker hospitalised

    Renowned stage and TV actor, director Aly Zaker has been admitted to a hospital in Dhaka after he fell ill.

  • ‘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.

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    Theatre resuming at Shilpakala Academy from Oct 23

    Three performance halls of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) -- National Theatre, Experimental Theatre and Studio Theatre -- are set to open their doors to theatre lovers of the country from October 23, after over seven months of closure.

  • '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, 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.

  • 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