Prithvi Theatre is one of Mumbai’s best known theatres. It was built by Shashi Kapoor in memory of his father Prithviraj Kapoor who had dreamt of having a “home” for his repertory theatre company, Prithvi Theatres. belongs to the Kapoor family, one of the most influential actor/director families in Bollywood. Prithviraj Kapoor founded ‘Prithvi Theatres’, a travelling theatre company in 1944. The company ran for sixteen years. Ved Segan was the architect who designed and built the Theatre with the supervision of Jennifer Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor’s wife. Jennifer Kapoor, (Trustee) supervised the building and running of the theatre until her death in 1984. In 1978 Prithvi Theatre opened in Juhu, Mumbai. Shashi Kapoor is the Managing Trustee, the daily affairs are looked after by Kunal Kapoor (Trustee) with a small but efficient team. Prithvi Theatre has shows every day of the year (closed Mondays), hosts an annual Summertime programme of workshops and plays for children, the Memorial Concert on 28th February, an annual Theatre Festival in November, and many partnership programmes promoting language, poetry, international cinema & documentaries, performing arts – which are free to the public.
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