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Prithvi Theatre

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Prithvi Theatre

Formation 1951

Type Theatre group

 Juhu, Mumbai

Notable members Shashi Kapoor

Jennifer Kapoor

Kunal Kapoor

Sanjana Kapoor


Prithvi Theatre is one of Mumbai's best known theatres. It was built by Shashi Kapoor and his
wife Jennifer Kapoor in memory of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi's father, who had dreamt of having a
"home" for his repertory theatre company, Prithvi Theatres, belongs to the Kapoor family, one of
the most influential actor and director families in Bollywood. Prithviraj Kapoor founded 'Prithvi
Theatres', a travelling theatre company in 1944. The company ran for sixteen years. Ved Segan

was the architect who designed and built the Theatre with the supervision of Jennifer Kapoor.
Jennifer, (Trustee) supervised the building and running of the theatre until her death in 1984. In
1978 Prithvi Theatre opened in Juhu, Mumbai. Shashi Kapoor was the Managing Trustee, the
daily affairs are looked after by Kunal Kapoor (Trustee) with a small but efficient team. Prithvi
Theatre has shows every day of the year (closed Mondays), hosts an annual Summertime
programme of workshops and plays for children, the Memorial Concert on 28 February, an
annual Theatre Festival in November, and many partnership programmes promoting language,
poetry, international cinema & documentaries, performing arts – which are free to the public.[2]