Allied Activities at the Fest

There's more to this year's MetroPlus Theatre Fest than just plays.

This year’s MetroPlus Theatre Fest has a range of allied activities. Some of them take place at the venue (Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall) before the show starts, while others — such as the national symposium on English theatre — are held on non-performance days. Some interactions for those who are interested are also being planned with the directors of the plays. Here is a brief calendar of events:


Time: 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm, except where stated.

Aug 1 – World Music by Prakash and Vedanth.

Aug 2 – Slow rock by SoundScape (Varun, Vijay and Navin)

Aug 3 – Rock and roll by Armour of God (Siva, Addy, Bosky, Leon and Gene)

Aug 6 – From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to all. Symposium on ‘English Theatre in India: Challenge and Opportunity’. (Chaired and moderated by Arshia Sattar).

Aug 7 – Pottery making by DakshinaChitra

Aug 8 - Soft stone carving by DakshinaChitra

Aug 9 - Glass blowing by DakshinaChitra

Aug 10 - Script reading of ‘Harlesden High Street’, the play that won the MetroPlus Playwright Award. (Reading by the winner Abishek Majumdar and others)


Aug 5 - Evam’s workshop on “How to start and run a theatre company” at Goethe Institut. Registration Rs. 100 (on first-come-first-served basis) at venue from August 1.

Contact 99404 38669 for details.

Aug 8 – New-York-based Concrete Temple Theatre conducts a “A Voice, Movement and Performance Workshop: Page to Stage” for theatre professionals from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at Women’s Christian College (Assembly Hall), College Road.

The line-up

August 1

A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

Yohangza Theatre Company, Korea

August 2

Love Letters,

Rage, Mumbai

August 3

Electronic City,

Project InDeACT, Germany/Chennai

August 7

The Whale,

Concrete Temple Theatre, New York

August 8

The President is Coming,

Q Theatre Productions,


August 9


Actors’ Ensemble India Forum, Bengaluru

August 10

The Suit,

The Company, Chandigarh

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