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Experience carefully selected plays and award-winning theatre professionals from around the world. Together, with our theatre development team, we bring you live performances & interactive workshops that you can attend from home.
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workshops

Build your storytelling & performance skills with a range of exclusive online masterclasses, handpicked especially for aspiring professionals. Pick what interests you the most - be it writing, editing, producing or even acting, and participate in workshops from the comfort of your couch.

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plays

Prepare to welcome noteworthy productions from India and all over the world, as they bring the drama to your home. Witness stories from all your favorite genres - comedy, drama, romance, contemporary, or how about a completely new interactive format? Make a plan, sit back, and enjoy the show.

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Nadir Khan

Lockdowns and social-distancing provide much disturbance to a form that is essentially a dialogue between a performer and a live audience. At its very core, however, the theatre is about story-telling; stories that excite, entertain, provoke, educate and inspire. With Front & Centre, we’re hoping to provide a home for theatre practitioners to work, innovate, collaborate, engage audiences and continue doing just that - tell their stories. Albeit online, for now.

Creative Consultant, Front & Centre | Director
Quasar Thakore Padamsee

These are strange, strange times. And the future of live performance lies in the hands of all of its partners and stakeholders. Being able to host our performance on Insider, and allowing audiences to come there and access it has opened up new avenues. This is collaboration between partners at its best. It's new. It's innovative. And it's very much needed.

Artistic Director, QTP | Director, Every Brilliant Thing
Arundhati Ghosh

As the rage of COVID19 hit us and we were all locked down, many artists across the country came to the forefront on the streets and dived into relief work for the most vulnerable of communities that were impacted. However, through these past several months there has been no support forthcoming for artists to continue their work. Please buy a donor pass and help India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) to continue making grants that will support artists and the sustenance of their creativity during these tough times. Artists are hope-makers of our times.  Help us to support them.

Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts
Mohit Takalkar

The urgency to do ‘something’ in the theatre had been building in lockdown. I was not a firmbeliever in the digital content that was generated in these incredibly sad and unprecedentedtimes. The idea of theatre put up in these digital times was something I had stronglydiscarded and actually sneered at the mere proposition.
But a month and half back I succumbed and decided to explore possibilities. ‘What’s theharm’, I thought, since theatre for us has always been about exploring possibilities on stage?In such a time new collaborations such as the Paytm Insider's Front and Centre lends to create a meaningful association. Together we hope to create and explore aspects of Theatre in this new avatar- may be exploring possibilities on stage and BEYOND

Artistic Director- Aasakta Kalamanch, Pune
Sunil Shanbag

We’ve been running Studio Tamaasha, a brick and mortar intimate performance space for three years now, presenting a variety of theatre, music, dance, workshops, and study sessions to a live audience. Covid changed all that. The studio went dark, and silent. We needed a new home, a new space where we could continue to work and share our stories. Insider is now that home, and we are very excited to embark on this new adventure with them.

Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Tamaasha Theatre
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