Producers of Anoushka Shankar’s concerts, Alchemist, launches Delhi Theatre Festival

Coming to the city at the end of April is Delhi Theatre Festival, a unique 2-day event with back-to-back plays from the best in the country, at the prestigious SiriFort Auditorium. This April 29-30 (Sat-Sun), Delhi will play host to some of the best plays India has seen in recent times.


The 2-day festival is presented by American Express and has plays featuring some of the biggest names in theatre, with Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur, Deepti Naval, Saurabh Shukla among others. The festival will bring 3 plays in Hindi and English, with diverse themes and a stunning cast. Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapur’s "A Walk in the Woods", Ek Mulaqaat featuring Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval, and Barff with SaurabhShukla in the lead and as director.

The festival will host panel discussions, theatre workshops and other exciting activities apart from the plays, making this a unique festival.

The initiative is in its debut year and is a brainchild of Alchemist Marketing and Talent Solutions. The company’s known for its annual production of Anoushka Shankar’s concerts, as well as for organizing shows and live entertainment not just in India, but abroad. Says Manish Porwal, Managing Director of Alchemist, “Despite a highly discerning audience of theatre-goers, Delhi lacks enough options in the cultural and live entertainment sphere that cities like Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoy. We are very proud to have established a platform where theatre will thrive and envision the annual Delhi Theatre Festival to be the breeding ground for theatre in India. This year’s chapter is the first of what is set to be the largest property in the theatre calendar in the coming years, attracting Indian and international audiences."

Tickets for the plays will start from Rs 500/- and can be bought from

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