Top Dramatics Societies of Delhi University

Theatre is the forte of DU or Delhi University. No other university has such a rich history of “Nukkad Nataks” and “Stage Plays”, as DU has. Be it the inception of several theatre groups like Jazba Theatre Group or the birth of various artists like Imtiaz Ali, Manoj Bajpai, Sakshi Tanvar to name a few.
Apart from giving us amazing artists in several decades, DU Theatre Circuit has also given us a number of amazing productions, be it street theatre or stage theatre, and the now the trend of theatre is not just limited to these two arenas in DU, but we can also see a number of startups and youtube channels that are currently working on same platforms.

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The Delhi University Theatre Circuit, popularly known as DUTC is recently changing into Delhi Collegiate Theatre Circuit or DCTC. DCTC is one circuit of which all theatre lovers wants to the part of. DCTC plays an important role in shaping the life of any theatre enthusiasts. It not only provides you an insight into the actual world of theatre but also takes you to an amazing journey of learning and exploring yourself along with giving you some of the best moments of your life. It also gives you an opportunity to interact with some of the renown artists in the world of theatre and a chance to learn from them by being a part of number of workshops organised by these renown theatre groups and personalities.

Here we will give you an insight into some of the best Theatre Societies of Delhi University.

Ibtida, Hindu College

Ibtida, the Theatre Society of Hindu College is apt to its name’s meaning, “starting”. Founded in the year 1991, Ibtida is currently in its 28th year of working. Ibtida was founded by the theatre enthusiast Imtiaz Ali, who is now a renown name in the Bollywood industry and has directed movies like Highway, Tamasha and Rockstar to name a few. In the previous decades, Ibtida has given some amazing street and stage productions. Every year, Ibtida organises its Theatre Fest “Medina” which is one of the most awaited fests of DCTC, The fest is a 3 day event, which includes a street play competition, stage play competition and a social night.

Hansraj Dramatics Society, Hansraj College

Hansraj Dramatics Society was founded in the year 1987 and is now in its 32nd year of working. The society receives more than 400 applications every year and in order to become a part of the society one has to go through a three day audition period. The society has given some of the mazing street and stage play productions in the past year.

Shunya, Ramjas College

Founded in the year 1994, Shunya – The Dramatics Society of Ramjas College has been the training ground for actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Shekhar Suman. The society is currently in its 25th year of working and is known for its street and stage plays. Every year, Shunya organises its theatre fest in which street play event is a non competitive event. The society is known for its street play “ Rakhwale” which became one if the most talked issues of its time.

The Players, Kirori Mal College

The Players, the Theatre Society of Kirori Mal College has given us the most loved actor of the Bollywood industry – Mr. Amitabh Bachhan along with actor Vijay Raaz. The society is known for its amazing scripts, be it stage or street and their unique style of execution of these scripts.

Ankur, The Theatre Society of SGTB Khalsa College

Ankur was founded in the year 1995 and is now in its 24th year of working. As the name suggests, Ankur is the budding space for all theatre enthusiasts. Ankur is known for its street and stage productions like “Welcome to the Machine” which even got banned in the year 2014. The society, every year organises its Annual Theatre fest “Pratyaksh” with the motive of celebrating theatre.

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