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Prithvi Theatre

India's economic capital and the abode of the candyfloss silver screen, the spark called Mumbai attracts thousands of moths towards itself round the year. Though it is the lure of the Bollywood glamour and the promise of a livelihood that make people run to Mumbai; the Arabian sea and the Western Ghats topped up with the lip smacking Paw Bhaji and Vada Paw along with important historical monuments like Gateway of India, Elephanta caves, Haji Ali mosque, along with the Bombay Stock Exchange, the water parks and shopping malls, this truly cosmopolitan city offers a heady cocktail of history and the contemporary. The Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai are at present the hub of theatrical excellence and experiments in Mumbai, famous for the Maratha theatre.

Location

The Prithvi Theatre is located at Janki Kutir, on Juhu Church Road a by lane near Juhu Beach.

History

The Prithvi Theatre , a traveling theatre company was established by the 1950s Bollywood screen icon Prithviraj Kapoor in 1944. The first theatre company in the country with a permanent crew, and a mission to do good with the help of art, Prithvi Theatre set the trail for the present day concept of theatre. After the demise of Prithviraj Kapoor in 1972, his son Shashi Kapoor and daughter-in-law Jennifer Kapoor established the Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust and bought a land in 1975. The 200 seat theatre as we see it today was inaugurated on 5th November 1978. Bent on providing theatre artists with a decent livelihood, the Prithvi Theatre is an important landmark for theatre enthusiasts and performers all over the country.