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  • 'Oh My Sweet Land' staged at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

    “I used to cringe thinking about Syria. Now I cringe because of Ashraf,” said the actor, who is in search of her refugee activist lover Ashraf, in the play Oh My Sweet Land.

  • Macbethto be staged at Bharat Rang Mahotsav

    Department of Theatre and Performance Studies of University of Dhaka's new production, Macbeth, has been selected for staging at 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2019 by the National School of Drama, New Delhi, India.

  • ‘Galileo’ to be staged at Shilpakala

    The 46th production of Nagorik Natya Sampradaya's Galileo by Bertolt Brecht will be staged tomorrow (November 6) at the Experimental Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 7 pm.

  • Padatik Natya Sangsad's 'Gohonjatra' to be staged in Kolkata

    Padatik Natya Sangsad, one of the most popular theatre troupes in Bangladesh, will stage their much-acclaimed play Gohonjatra

  • Sitar Agniparikkha staged at BSA

    The Indian epic, 'Ramayana', tells the story of Lord Rama's journey to free his wife Sita from Ravana. One of the episodes of 'Ramayana', where Sita is asked to prove her chastity was staged on recently at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • Swapnadal to participate in Festival/Tokyo 2018

    Theatre troupe Swapnadal will stage their production, Tringsha Shatabdee, directed by Zahid Repon and scripted by Badal Sircar, at

  • Parvathy Baul's spell-binding show at Shilpakala

    Noted Baul artiste Parvathy Baul captivated the audience with an impeccable performance in a musical soiree titled Ki Rup Dekhi Nayan Mudi at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) recently.

  • Mr Bangladesh to hit theatres soon

    The makers of the upcoming action thriller Mr Bangladesh took a huge risk as they chose to tackle the very sensitive issue of terrorism and violence.

  • Month-long street play against drug abuse continues at CU

    With the slogan “Say no to drug, yes to life”, a month-long street play is going on at Chittagong University (CU) with an aim to create awareness among students about the adverse effects of drug addiction.

  • 'Brick Lane '78' touring England

    The killing turned into a movement of identity, resistance and recognition of the Bengali Diaspora society in the 70's Britain.


    Is Macbeth a tragic hero or a villain? – people have had differing opinions on this since Shakespeare's magnum opus was first staged in 1606.

  • 'Laal shalu' staged at Ganga-Jamuna Utshab 2018

    As soon as the curtains were raised, the sight of statue-like figures which crowded the entire stage, grabbed the attention of the

  • 'Laal shalu' staged at Ganga-Jamuna Utshab 2018

    As soon as the curtains were raised, the sight of statue-like figures which crowded the entire stage, grabbed the attention of the

  • 'A Man for All Seasons' applauded at Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utshab 2018

    As a part of the ongoing 11-day Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Utshab 2018, Prachyanat staged A Man for All Seasons at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Sunday at 7 pm.

  • The 12th show of '12 Angry Men'

    Recently, the Experimental Theatre Hall at Shilpakala Academy was filled with an audience eager to watch the 12th show of 12 Angry Men. It is a Bengali production by Open Space Theatre, which launched in early 2017.

  • 'Tomari Matir Kanya' staged at Ganga Jamuna Sangskritik Utshab

    Dancers' Guild, an Indian dance group, brought Rabindranath Tagore's tale Chandalika to life in the form of a dance-drama at the Ganga Jamuna Sangskritik Utshab 2018.

  • 'Galileo' to be staged today at Mahila Samity Moncho

    The 46th production of Nagorik Natya Sampradaya's Galileo by Bertolt Brecht will be staged today at the Mahila Samity Moncho. Translated by Abdus Selim, the play is directed by Pantha Shahriar.

  • Magical water ballet 'Ala-al-din' casts its spell on the city

    A one-of-a-kind rendition of the timeless tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp was presented through a beautiful water ballet performance by the Indian Life Saving Society (ILSS) at a two-day programme. 43 water ballet dancers performed the dance drama, Ala-al-din, at Syed Kazi Nazrul Islam National Swimming Pool.

  • 'Secret of History' staged at BSA

    Bunon Theatre's production Secret of History showcases a painful chapter of Bangladesh's history. On Sunday, the 8th production of Secret of History was staged in the Experimental Hall of Bangladeshi Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The story is based on 1975's Jail Killing Day and the Sipahi-Janata Biplob.

  • BSA commemorates Syed Shamsul Haq

    In memory of versatile poet and writer Syed Shamsul Haq, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has organised a two-day programme (September 27 & 29).


    Dr Shaheen is presently directing Macbeth, set to be staged between October 9-14 by Master's students of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of

  • Die Mimosen stages 'Josephine and the Brothers of the Wind'

    The German theatre group Die Mimosen recently performed Josephine and the Brothers of the Wind for the German language learners of Schools:

  • Utsho stages AGUN CHABUK

    Theatre group Utsho staged their fifth production, Agun Chabuk at the Experimental Hall in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on September 14. The premier took place at 5 pm, and the show took place at 7:30 pm on the same day. The drama was directed by Mannan Hira.

  • Padatik Nattya Sangsad to stage 'Macbeth' at BSA

    After a break of years, Padatik Nattya Sangsad, TSC will stage William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. The event will take place at the

  • 'Kochi Smriti Nattya Utshob' starts from tomorrow

    September 13 marks the 16th death anniversary of cultural activist, one of the founding members of Padatik Nattya Sangsad and organising secretary of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation, Abu Mohammad Murtaish.

  • IDLC Theatre Festival 2018 Ends

    The closing ceremony of the five-day long IDLC Theatre Festival 2018 was held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on September 8.

  • SHEY staged at Bangladesh Mahila Samiti

    Based on Rabindranath Tagore's story, Shey was staged by Padatik Nattya Sangsad Bangladesh yesterday at 7 pm in Bangladesh Mahila Samiti. The play was directed by Debashish Gosh, and starred Samia Joyi, Mizan, Kamal Sadia, Pavel, Doly among others.

  • Jibon Sanket Natya Goshti to stage 'Jyoti-Sanghita' in India

    Jibon Sanket Natya Gosthi, a Habiganj based theatre group is going to perform their well-received production, Jyoti-sanghita at the 4th International Bamapada Mukhopadhyay memorial theatre festival 2018 in India. Tripura Theatre is organising the festival.

  • Pooja Sengupta to represent Bangladesh in China

    Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre has long been one of the flagbearers of Bangladesh in the international dance arena. Led by Pooja Sengupta, the troupe's artistic director, they have represented the country in many prestigious dance festivals worldwide.

  • 'Bohu Borne Ek Draupadi' staged

    Where the epic ends, Nityapurana begins. Writer and director Masum Reza's depiction of the aftermath of the epic Mahabharata is an impeccable creation. Last evening, the audience witnessed the 75th exhibition of Desh Natok's timeless production-- Nityapurana at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.