• Final cut in Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day

    Schoolchildren from Narayanganj Ideal school have won a place in the final cut of a crowd-sourced video of “Macbeth”, to be unveiled as part of Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day, says a press release.

  • Othoi: A 'cinematic theatre' experience

    Shakespeare's “Othello” is a timeless literary masterpiece, and what makes any work 'timeless' is its unending appeal to the audience, and inspiration to generations of creative minds.


    BotTala's 10-day theatre festival, BotTala Rongomela, opens today at the capital's Mohila Samiti. A total of seven groups

  • “PAYER AWAJ PAWA JAYE” returns to its first stage

    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of “Payer Awaj Pawa Jaye” – a landmark play in Bangladesh's theatre-- a special staging of

  • Folk Dance Drama Mahua at Shilpakala

    A weeklong second National Dance Drama Festival 2016 is now on at National Theatre Hall Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

  • Nagarnat's theatrical protest against attack on Santals

    “Amar jomi, amar dhan; tukra khanao dibam nay” -- the call of the Santal people were voiced by the performers of Nagarnat in Sylhet, through an interactive street play “Bhumi Putra” staged in front of Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday.

  • Manipuri Theatre festival in Sylhet

    Manipuri Theatre, located at a very remote village of Ghoramara of Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar has now become an example of theatre excellence of Bangladesh, for their outstanding stage performances over 20 years.

  • “Ami Malaun Bolchhi” performed at DU

    Students of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies performed a bold, processional drama, “Ami Malaun Bolchhi”, at the Dhaka University campus on Thursday, against communal violence and ethnic oppression in many localities of Bangladesh.

  • ‘Gohonjatra’ to premiere today

    A new theatre play titled 'Gohonjatra” will premiere on the Dhaka stage today, at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh

  • Back to the wilderness, take away the town

    About ninety years ago, Rabindranath Tagore felt apprehensive about the rise of materialistic approaches in our so-called civilised society and expressed his uneasiness in at least three, if not more, of his literary works: “Raktokarabi”, a play; “Sabhyatar Sankot”, an essay; and “Sabhyatar Prati”, a poem.

  • Ganga-Jamuna Fest ends today

    The 10-day Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival 2016 will come to a close today, with Dhaka Theatre's play “Panchanari Akhyan”

  • Theatre Murari Chand stages “Rang Mahal”

    A stage play “Rang Mahal” was staged by Theatre Murari Chand of the Murari Chand College at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium, Sylhet on Friday afternoon. The drama is written by Rubayet Ahmed, and directed by Yakub Ali and Bidhan Singha.

  • Romance and tragedy on stage

    Renowned dance school Nrityanchal staged their folk dance drama “Mahua” on October 26 at the National Theatre Hall, as part of the ongoing Ganga Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival, being held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

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    Azad Abul Kalam scores half century today

    Azad Abul Kalam, a soul entirely dedicated to theatre, turns 50 today (October 26). His creative horizon spans from acting in

  • “Sanjbelar Bilap” staged at NSD

    Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies presented their new play “Sanjbelar Bilap” (“Delirium of Twilight”) directed by Professor Dr. Israfil Shaheen at the Abhimanch at the National School of Drama (NSD) at the inaugural performance of the 9th Asia Pacific Bureau of Theatre Schools Meet Festival in New Delhi, India.

  • Teachers stage play in Mymensingh

    Trainee teachers at Higher Secondary Teachers Training Institute (HSTTI) in Mymensingh staged a play at the institute auditorium Sunday afternoon.

  • Ganga-Jamuna Fest to open October 21

    The Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival, one of the major cultural festivals of the country, will see its curtains rise at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on October 21.

  • “Sanjhbelar Bilap” going to Asia Pacific Theatre Fest

    A Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department production “Sanjhbelar Bilap” (“Delirium of Twilight”) is going to Asia Pacific Theatre Festival 2016, to be held from October 19-26 at National School of Drama, New Delhi, India.

  • Chitrangada staged in Bogra

    Rabindranath Tagore's famous dance-drama “Chitrangada” was staged, in honour of reputed Tabla player Enamul Haque Omar,

  • A literary masterpiece brought to life

    Bhabna, one of the most promising dance companies of Bangladesh, premiered their latest production “Shakuntala”, directed by

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    Prachyanat bringing back “A Man for All Seasons”

    Prachyanat, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, is bringing back a play they haven't performed in nearly a year for the

  • Theatre festival held in Sylhet

    Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet, a prominent cultural organization of Sylhet, celebrated its 32 years of journey to the excellence

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    National Theatre Festival to begin Sept 24

    With an anti-militancy theme “E Mati Noy Jongibaad-er, E Mati Manobotar”, Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation (BGTF) together with

  • Theatre fest ends in Mymensingh

    Theatre fest ends in Mymensingh

    A two-day theatre festival concluded at Mymensingh Zila Shilpakala Academy auditorium on September 18. Jagoroni Natya Goshthi and Sangskritik Parishad, a leading cultural group of the town, organised the festival, supported by Aronyak Natya Dal from Dhaka.

  • Street theatre fest in Bogra

    A three-day inter-district Patho Nattayotshab (street theatre festival) began at Shatmatha in Bogra on Saturday evening. College Theatre organised the event on its 33th founding anniversary. The festival ends today.

  • Special “Hidimba” screening in  Chittagong

    Special “Hidimba” screening in Chittagong

    Chittagong's group theatre Natyadhar is set to hold a special screening of their new production “Hidimba” today.

  • Theatre Sust stages “Bedhua”

    Most of 'Theatre Sust' plays have been staged in different area of the country by local troupes, either in pure translation or in

  • Natyakendra to stage 50th show of “Dui Je Chhilo Ek Chakor”

    One of the leading Bangladeshi theatre troupes Natyakendra will stage their popular play “Dui Je Chhilo Ek Chakor” for 49th

  • Celebrating the power of theatre

    Entering the office of Prachyanat in Kataban, we saw brilliant dancer and the theatre troupe's fine choreographer Snata Shahrin conducting rehearsals for a Mayurbhanj Chhau dance piece.

  • Selim SH Chowdhury - A silent cultural frontliner

    Cultural personality Selim Shamsul Huda Chowdhury is the chief of leading theatre group Padatik Bangladesh, but that is not the only hat he wears.