Indian Theatre

BAAFTA offers a 12 months theatre course for students aspiring to take up the theatre as a hobby or as a profession

Indian theatre the earliest form was the Sanskrit theatre. It emerged sometime in 15th century BC to1st century and flourished between the 1st century and the 10th, which was a period of relative peace in the history of India during which hundreds of plays were written.The major source of evidence for Sanskrit theatre is A Treatise on Theatre (Natyasastra), and whose authorship is attributed to Bharata Muni. The Treatise is the most complete work of dramaturgy in the ancient world; it addresses acting, dance, music, dramatic construction, architecture, costuming, make-up, props, the audience, competitions, and offers a mythological account of the origin of theatre.

Kalidasa in the 1st century BC is arguably considered to be ancient India's greatest Sanskrit dramatist. Three famous romantic plays written by Kalidasa are the Malavikagnimitram, Vikramurvashiiya and Abhijnasakuntala.It was first to be translated in English and German. Sakuntala (English translation) influenced Goethe's Faust (1808–1832).

Rabindranath Tagore was a pioneering modern playwright who wrote plays noted for their exploration and questioning of nationalism, identity and material greed. His plays are written in Bengali which includesChitra (Chitrangada, 1892), The King of the Dark Chamber (Raja, 1910), The Post Office (Dakghar, 1913), and Red Oleander (Raktakarabi, 1924).

BAAFTA One Year Theatre Course Include

  World History of Theatre
  Acting - Theory and Practical’s
  Stage Design & Execution
  Light Design & Execution
  Make Up & Costume Design
  Introduction to Script writing

In the course of the year, the students will be required to participate in stage Productions, street plays, mime presentations and folk performances.

Student assessments are done by theory and practical examinations at the end of the year and internal appraisals done by the tutors and the visiting directors to the school throughout the course.

Outcome from Theatre course

The course is interactive, involving various group and individual exercises / activities that make it a wonderful experience of learning. The student gets to know of every aspect of Theatre at all stages of the process; from Stage Design, Acting, Makeup, Costume, Lighting, and Set work

The student can choose to continue a more detailed deep dive into the area of their interest after pursuing this course. The course provides hands-on experience with assistance in makeup, stage design, lighting, set work as the final project. The course includes3 classroom production & 1 mega production to perform.


  BAAFTA is one of the premier and best acting schools in Bangalore which offers courses on anchoring as well, in addition to Film Making, Acting and Theatre.At BAAFTA, we believe there is an inherent talent in everyone, and we are simply helping them to rediscover themselves.
  Our core team has over 2 decades of experience
  BAAFTA offers Theatre classes in both English and Kannada language
  Individual attention is provided to all students
  Practical classes at intimate auditorium will be arranged by BAAFTA

Eligibility and Course Fees

The student must go thru an interview for the institute to analyse the student’s capabilities before enrolling for theatre courses at BAAFTA.

At the end of course you will be nurtured the art of Theatre elements, along with a certificate from BAAFTA. Our Theatre course fees are reasonable compared to other schools. Learn the required skills, the attitude that will put you in limelight to steal the show. Master your skills in theatre techniques that keep your audiences glued to watch your play and you have their attention.