Deccan Herald Theatre Festival 2017

As a festival that celebrates the finest theatre talent in the city, this is one of the most awaited events in Bengaluru. The concept of a theatre festival in the city was pioneered by Deccan Herald three decades ago and the property has grown since then. Through this iconic property, DH encourages and promotes the city’s talent and provides a unique experience to theatre enthusiasts in Bengaluru.

This year, the festival is set to be bigger with more groups, more theatre styles and better geographic coverage in the city.

The Directors

The Plays

Mother Courage and her Children

December 03 2017

 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
 Chowdiah Memorial Hall - Bangalore

A new rendition of German playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht’s classic Mother Courage and Her Children is a biting satirical play that talks abou . . .

Quasar Thakore Padamsee,  Director
Bertolt Brecht,  Playwright

DH Inter-Collegiate Theatre Fete

December 04 2017

 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
 Alliance Francaise de Bangalore - Bangalore

Get your pass and watch all three shows!
“Woyzeck” by St. Joseph’s College of Commerce at 5 pm

“The Actor’s Nightmare” by Mount Carmel C . . .


A Little Calm Before the Storm

December 05 2017

 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
 Ranga Shankara - Bangalore

In ancient days, the actor playing the character of Satan was usually killed at the end of the show!
Or so we learn when studying theatre history. . . .

Vandana Prabhu,  Director
Theresia Walser,  Playwright

A Funny Thing Called Life

December 08 2017

 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
 Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan - Bangalore

When you’re busy living life from one deadline to the next, it’s sometimes hard to stop and smell the roses… but there’s one thing Life has an up . . .

Prashanth Nair,  Director
Prashanth Nair,  Playwright

The Woman in Me

December 09 2017

 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
 MLR Convention Centre - Bangalore

Remember the concept of the Ardhanarishwara, the philosophy that every being comprises of both the masculine and the feminine? So then, what if you( . . .

Pawan Kumar,  Director
Pawan Kumar,  Playwright

Boiled Beans on Toast

December 10 2017

 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
 Good Shepherd Auditorium - Bangalore

Girish Karnad’s drama revolves around the unsung tales of ordinary Bengaluru citizens and their struggles. Starting under a single roof, these live . . .

Prakash Belawadi,  Director
Girish Karnad,  Playwright

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