Theatres in Nepal

Aarohan-Gurukul Kathmandu (आरोहण-गुरूकुल काठमाण्डौं)

Aarohan performs Proscenium Theater by Nepali playwrights along with the adaptation of foreign plays to the Nepali context. Popularly known as Gurukul or Aarohan Gurukul, it also provides training throughout the country, helping communities create their own theater groups. The theater that also performs Forum Theater trains marginalized and oppressed people to use theater as a weapon to improve their lives. Nepal’s first school of theater, Gurukul, was established in 2002 with a vision of providing theater education and training the individuals who would later become the next generation theater artist in Nepal. Aarohan was the first of its kind to formally launch theater education as well as introduce theater as a profession.

Kausi Theatre (कौसि नाटकघर)

Kausi emerged from a need for a space to practice work that we identified with and are passionate about. What initially began as an idea for at least a workshop space or a playback performance venue, evolved into an intimate black box theatre, from what was initially a barren roof top space. While it will primarily be Katha Ghera’s work space, we also want to offer the space to any genuine artists, makers or performers as an incusive platform for socio-politically relevant work. This can happen through renting the space, as well as collaborations.

Kunja Natak Ghar

Kunja Natak Ghar

Mandala Theatre (मण्डला थिएटर)

Mandala is a group of young, enthusiastic and dedicated theatre workers. After long training and individual involvement in this field, we thought of forming a group and working together. We want to develop it as a space that can take in all the theatre artists. The various genres of literature are inalienably linked to theatre and Mandala attempts at assimilating all of them in its productions and works.

Pokhara Theatre (गन्धर्व नाटकघर)

पोखरा थिएटर प्रदेश नं ४ मै पहिलोपल्ट स्थापना भएको नाटकघर हो । सात दशक लामो पोखरेली रंगमञ्चमा हालसम्म एउटा पनि नाटकघर निर्माण हुन नसकेको सन्दर्भमा कलात्मक र व्यवसायिक रंगमञ्च गर्ने उद्देश्यले यसको स्थापना भएको हो । नाटकघरको निर्माण कार्य विधिवत रुपमा २०७३ चैत्र १४ गते विश्व रङ्गमञ्च दिवसको दिनमा शुरु भएको हो । निर्माण थालनी भएको १० महिनामा नाटकघरको सम्पूर्ण निर्माण कार्य सम्पन्न भएको छ । भौतिक संरचना निर्माणको लागि १० महिना लागे पनि नाटकघरको अवधारणा विकास र त्यसलाई मूर्त रुप दिने अवस्थासम्म आइपुग्न करिब तीन वर्ष लागेको छ ।

Russian Center of Science & Culture (Nepal)

The Russian Center of Science and Culture in Kathmandu was established in 1979. It aims at promoting friendly relations and co-operation between Russia and Nepal through "People's Diplomacy" particularly in the field of Science, Culture & Education.

Sarwanam Theatre (सर्वनाम थिएटर)

Sarwanam has established itself as the leading theatre group of Nepal. By introducing alternative theatre that requires little or no artificial props on the stage, Sarwanam has successfully triumphed over the dominating rule of the traditional and conventional proscenium theatre in Nepal. Before the birth of Sarwanam, conventional theatre was the popular form of theatre in Nepal that only focused towards the elite and privileged classes and displayed expensive props and settings. Sarwanam devised alternative theatre as a need to reach out to the common people that accumulate the large population of the country.

Shilpee Theatre (गोठाले नाटकघर)

The word Shilpee refers to 'artist' in Nepalese language. Shilpee Theatre Group was established in 2006 with seven theatre artists. Currently, there are thirteen members in the group consisting of seven full time artists, five administrative staff and an Artistic Director with a Board of Directors to support and lead its activities.

Studio 7 (Naga Theatre)

Studio 7 is an International Actor’s Ensemble based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was founded in 1981 and has since performed under the direction of Sabine Lehmann. Studio 7 at present has actors, dancers and musicians from Nepal, India, Tibet, USA and Germany. The performances are in English. Studio 7 has performed plays ranging from Brecht’s “Three Penny Opera” to the Life Story and 100,000 Poems of “Milarepa” and episodes from “The Mahabharat”. Studio 7’s plays choose to reflect the historical as well as the current events of the country, in a style which can be called “Magic Realism”.

Theatre Mall (थिएटर मल)

Theatre Mall is mainly a platform and institute for regular Theatre plays; which is organized by the youth theatre artist who have been into this profession for about a decade.For the first time in Nepal, Theatre Mall was established in a business complex by Suskera: Into the art and Theatre Centre For Children (TCC Nepal) with a vision to make theatre as an independent profession.

Theatre Village (थिएटर भिलेज)

Theatre Village Nepal is a not-for-profit organization based in Kathmandu working with an objective of redefining Nepali Theatre. Its primary focus has been to explore theatre language that helps theatre go well with the technological advancement in the cyberage. For the same, this organization focuses on research and seminars for the excavation of the roots of Nepali theatre; innovative and thought provoking theatre productions to bridge indigenous performance culture with cutting edge world theatre.