Jagruti: Bangalore’s New Theater Space

Theater lovers rejoice!

Arundhati and Jagadish Raja, two theater veterans in Bangalore are all set to launch Jagruti a 200-seat playhouse. Rakesh Mehar writes in The Hindu today,

…all programmes here will run for a full month, instead of the usuak three or four shows. “And in that month, we will organise a range of fringe or platform, activities in the various other spaces such as workshops, lecture demonstrations, readings and so on,” says Arundhati….”So if a Greek play is running in the main auditorium, then the cafe will serve Greek food, and the bookshop will sell books on Greek art and culture, and even Greek tourism.”

Sounds mighty interesting. For a while Bangalore was home to two popular venues for theater productions, Chowdiah Memorial Hall and Ravindra Kalakshetra, then came Arundhati Nag’s Rangashankara, an intimate theater space in J.P. Nagar in South Bangalore that showcases a wide variety of plays. Now Jagruti.

Located near ITPL, Jagruti will open early next year.

3 Comments so far

  1. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    That sounds very interesting!! But ITPL?? Phew!

  2. sujatha (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

    Yeah, but that’s the beauty of this thing Shruti – they’ll have the same play going for a month or more, so you’ll have all the time in the world to plan the trip.

  3. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    Yeah Sujatha, that is true. I read the whole article a little later. They seem to want to make it a place where you spend the entire evening, catch up with friends, etc. Definitely a novel idea – and hope it works.

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