India to Host 8ThEdition of Theatre Olympics (to) ‘the Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’

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8th edition of the greatest carnival of Theatre in the World to be held in India for the first time ever from February 17 - April 08,2018 simultaneously in various cities across the country.

Theatre Olympics ′ the Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World
  • 500 plays & 700 ambience performances from across the world
  • Allied activities- exhibitions, seminars, symposia, interactive discussions, and workshops
  • Leading luminaries of world theatre to take part.

Significance for India

  • Puts India firmly among the top nations in the world theatre map
  • Theatre Olympics 2018 to be the 8th edition of the event featuring maximum number of Indian & International theatre groups
  • Being organized by National School of Drama, under the aegis of Ministry of Culture.
  • Inaugural ceremony to take place in New Delhi- large function with hundreds of artistes
  • Closing ceremony to take place in Mumbai.

About World Theater Olympics

  • Foremost international theatre festival
  • Established in 1993 in Delphi, Greece, as the first international theatre festival
  • Greece first country to host the Theatre Olympics in 1995
  • International Committee of TO consists of fourteen members
  • Presenting finest productions of well-known theatre practitioners from around the world.
  • Tagline- Crossing Millennia
  • Connects the cultural past with the present and future
  • Includes ambience performances with allied activities like exhibitions, seminars, symposia, interactive discussions, and workshops with well-known academicians, authors, actors, designers and directors.

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