Dive into a vibrant celebration of theatre & arts at the Kabir Festival in Lucknow!
Attention all thespians, music and art enthusiasts in the city! The stage is being set at the UP Sangeet Natak Academy in Gomti Nagar for the much-anticipated annual Kabir Festival, and there's no way you should miss this!
Each year, this festival unfolds a spectacular showcase featuring nationally acclaimed plays, music performances, workshops and engaging panel discussions with industry veterans from the film and theatre world. Brace yourselves because the 5th edition of this cultural extravaganza is back, and is scheduled to take place from November 17 to 21.
Complete event line up of Kabir Festival 2023
The 5-day event, is a chance for you to immerse yourself in a world of captivating theatre plays, film screenings, soul-stirring classical music performances and much more. To pique your curiosity, here's the complete lineup of the Kabir Festival:
Day 1 - Play: Lal Ded by Mita Vashisht
Get ready to be captivated as Mita Vashisht takes on the role of Lal Ded, the Kashmiri literary figure from the medieval period, in a solo play filled with acting, poetry recitals and music.
With a career spanning over three decades and countless memorable roles in movies, TV shows, and stage plays, Mita Vashisht is a well-respected actress in India's film industry. Now, she is all set to captivate you with her solo performance in Lucknow.
Time: 7:00 pm to 8.30 pm
Date: 17th November, 2023
Day 2 - Play: Stand Up With D Girls by Rasika Agashe
Rasika Agashe, an esteemed theatre veteran from India and a National School of Drama alumna, has showcased her talent in plays of various languages throughout her career. Now, presenting her solo show, 'Stand Up With D Girls,' a performance that has already captivated audiences at the legendary Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, she is poised to bring the extravaganza of drama, music, and poetry to Lucknow as part of the Kabir Festival.
Time: 7:00 pm to 8.30 pm
Date: 18th November, 2023
A plethora of programs each day feature a mix of art, literature and music
Apart from the two aforementioned mega plays, the entire event is open for everyone and completely free to attend! Throughout the festival, a musical program titled 'Shamein Malang Si' will be hosted daily from 5 to 7 PM, offering a diverse range of performances and events.
In addition to this, the festival has a rich lineup of programs, including poetry sessions, literary events, workshops, seminars, photo exhibitions, open mics, and live painting. There's something for everyone, ensuring that the audience, especially the youth, will stay engaged and eager for more.
Grand film screenings featuring notable actors
The final day of the Kabir Festival 2023 will feature screenings of two award-winning films, 'Two Way Street' and 'Escort,' directed by Asmit Pathare and produced by the renowned Purva Naresh, who will also grace the event with their presence.
Overall, this is your golden ticket to witness jaw-dropping performances, captivating screenings, engaging panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and a plethora of literary and art events. The annual Kabir Festival isn't just an event, it's a vibrant celebration of talent, art, cinema and music. So, mark your calendar, and don't let this sensational experience slip through your fingers!
Where: UP Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomti Nagar
When: Nov 17 to 21 | 5 pm onwards daily