About the walk

Come, join us for Sahapedia's 950th Walk

In Bengal, theatre was a colonial import that had marginalised the indigenous art forms like the Jatra. It was however adopted by the Bengali bhadralok who wanted to gain legitimacy in the English circles. Later, it was this art form that played an important role in the Bengal renaissance, and during India's freedom struggle, the theatre also became an instrument for the expression of nationalist sentiment.

This walk will explore some of the prominent theatre spaces and halls in Kolkata⁠—some of which survive, others which have closed down⁠—and also the residence of a famous theatre personality as we try to understand the role played by the theatre in colonial Calcutta.

This guided tour is free

 

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
03:45 pm
History of Theatre in Colonial Calcutta
Saturday
9 Nov

Walk Leader

Sahil Ray
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Duration

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Meeting Time03:45 pm

Meeting Point

Opposite to Star Theatre, Hatibagan Crossing

MediumBengali, English, Hindi

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About the Walk

Come, join us for Sahapedia's 950th Walk

In Bengal, theatre was a colonial import that had marginalised the indigenous art forms like the Jatra. It was however adopted by the Bengali bhadralok who wanted to gain legitimacy in the English circles. Later, it was this art form that played an important role in the Bengal renaissance, and during India's freedom struggle, the theatre also became an instrument for the expression of nationalist sentiment.

This walk will explore some of the prominent theatre spaces and halls in Kolkata⁠—some of which survive, others which have closed down⁠—and also the residence of a famous theatre personality as we try to understand the role played by the theatre in colonial Calcutta.

This guided tour is free

 

Please Note

 

  • No parking facilities are available near the meeting point. Please take public transport.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and carry drinking water.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Food expenses to be borne by the participant.
  • Each individual can carry Rs 50 for the snacks.
  • No entry fee.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Shovabazar Sutanuti/Shyambazar

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