Shri Ram Centre for Performing Art is one of the earliest theater venues of our country that is committed to nurturing and developing talent in performing arts. Since 1952, it has been wholeheartedly devoted to promoting Hindi theater focussing every aspect like, writing a script, nurturing and developing acting talent and creating an awareness and involvement with theater amongst the audience. It offers many courses in theater acting and script writing. Along with offering courses to aspiring theater artists, it also organizes workshops on theater for the prospects to get an insight into this genre of art.
Housed in one of the most active places for theater in Delhi, Mandi house, Shri Ram Centre was the brainchild of Padmashree Sumitra Charat Ram. It has been headed by the National Theatre Trust, since its inception. It’s been over six decades now and the center is living up to its goal, i.e to promote and nurture the talent in the field of performing arts. Some of the alumni of the center today are successful actors in the TV & film industry. The center is also known for its Theatre Repertory Company started in 1980 & The Puppet Theatre Company, which over the years has seen a rise in modern puppetry under Puppeteer Dadi Padamjee.
Today, Shri Ram Centre is a venue where some of the best cultural and art events in Delhi been organized regularly. This summer also, some of the best events are lined up at the center, especially for theater enthusiasts in the city, it’s a treat as Shri Ram Summer Theatre Festival is going on. So many popular plays like God of Carnage, Karmev Dharma, Dance Like a Man, Dara, Iqbal and Ek Do Teen are going to be staged this weekend and the next. For the next few weeks also, the center is lined with few amazing plays and Atul Satya Koushik’s Saudagar Merchant of Venice is one play among them. This Hindi play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, directed by Atul Satya Koushik. It’s a houseful play and should be on the must-watch list of all theater fanatics. In the comedy genre, there’s Ek Ladke Do Deewane and Ghalib in Delhi which is lined up for next weekend.
Shri Ram Centre is Delhi’s finest theater venue. The place is a regular venue for featuring the best theaters and other performing events in the city. The place is known for three things, Music, Dance and performing arts!