Nachghar not what it used to be

  • Rastriya Nachghar, known for theatrical activities, is more into profit-making than elevating the theatre scene
- Timothy Aryal, Kathmandu

Aug 18, 2018-

When the Gurukul Theatre was dissolved in 2012, many thought it sounded the death knell for private theatres in the Valley.

There were fears among the public that with the closing down of Gurukul, the nascent theatre scene in Kathmandu might collapse. The private theatre scene, it seems, is doing very well.

But when it comes to plays, the state-sponsored theatre house, Rastriya Nachghar and the cultural corporation it houses, is pointedly missing.

The Nachghar was first established in 1959 in a bamboo-fenced 450-seater hall. In the ensuing decades, the venue played host to a plethora of cultural events.

Published: 18-08-2018 07:23

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