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Prithvi Theatre Mumbai

The Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai is the hub of theatrical excellence and experiments in Mumbai, famous for the Maratha Theatre. It is located at Janki Kutir, on Juhu Church Road, a by-lane near Juhu Beach. 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 theatre concept.

Prithvi Theatre history

Although Shashi Kapoor constructed the theater's permanent structure in 1978, Shri Prithviraj Kapoor, his father and the then-superstar of Bollywood, founded Prithvi Theatres in 1944 and began staging Hindustani plays there (Hindi and Urdu). When he started starring in plays, Prithviraj was rumoured to be at the height of his success as an actor in Hindi cinema. His vision for the theatre was to create a flourishing venue for Indian 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 land in 1975. As a result, the 200-seat theatre as we see it today was inaugurated on November 5th, 1978. The Prithvi Theatre bent on providing theatre artists with a decent livelihood, is an important landmark for theatre enthusiasts and performers all over the country.

Entry Fees and Timings of Prithvi Theatre Mumbai


Except on Mondays, Prithvi Theatre is open from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM every day of the week. Mondays are still a closed day for the theatre.

Entry Fee

Other than the cost of the plays' tickets, there is no entry fee. A play can cost anything from INR 125 to 400. On the Prithvi Theatre's official website, tickets may also be ordered online.

Tips for Prithvi Theatre Mumbai

  • Since the theatre has tight policies prohibiting admittance to anyone once a show begins, visitors must arrive early for the shows, at least 15 minutes before the show starts.
  • A person is not permitted to re-enter if they leave during a performance.
  • Mobile devices must be turned off during performances. Even keeping the phones in silent mode while visiting is not permitted.

How to reach Prithvi Theatre?

The theatre is relatively easy to reach by road from any part of the city because of its location in the Juhu suburb, especially if one travels from the western suburbs. One can book a taxi from one of Mumbai's leading vehicle rental businesses to get here.

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