Curtain rises on ‘IDLC Theatre Festival’ today

Culture Desk

19 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Curtain rises on ‘IDLC Theatre Festival’ today

A scene from the drama Roshpuran

The five-day long IDLC Theatre Festival begins at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.  IDLC Finance Limited is organising the festival for the second time.

The main purpose of this festival is to encourage the youth to be familiar with the glorious history of Bangladeshi culture and became a part of the celebration of the long heritage of Group Theatre in Bangladesh.

The inaugural ceremony will be held at the National Theatre Hall of Shilpakala Academy at 04:00pm. 

Cultural personality and Lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor, IDLC CEO & MD Arif Khan, prominent playwrights and other theater artistes will be present at the inaugural ceremony of the festival.

A total of ten plays from ten theatre troupes will be staged at the five-day festival. The troupes are—Dhaka University Theatre and Performance Studies Department, Nattochokkro, Tarua, Podatik Nattyo Shongshod, Shobdo Nattochorcha Kendro, Somoy Nattodol, Dhaka Theatre, Aurshinagar, Jahangirnagar University Drama & Dramatics Department, Theater and Nagorik Nattyo Shomproday.

Two plays ‘Rosh Puran’ and ‘Voddornok’ will be staged on the opening day of the festival. 

Dhaka University theatre troupe will stage Roshpuran at the Experimental Hall of BSA at 06:30pm while Nattyachakra’s drama Voddornok will be staged at the National Theatre Hall at 08:30pm.

And the plays—Let me Out and Gohor Badsha & Baneshi Pori, Paiso Chorer Kissha and Chondraboti, Vager Manush and Dhaboban, Rahu Chondalir Har and Payer Awaj Pawa Jai will be staged at the festival respectively   from second-day to the fifth-day at different venues.  

The fest is opens to all and those interested may collect online passes by visiting

The entry fee is 100 taka each and entry fee will be donated to the Theater Federation Welfare Trust for the development of Group theatre.