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Learn Acting for Free by Joining These Top Theatre Groups

An article on List of Top Theatre Groups located in Major Indian Cities like Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and more. We Included the address, Phone Number and Email address of Theatre Groups.

“Some are born actors, while a majority are trained into it.”

And that is why there are so many acting schools that boast of creating superstars. However in India, these kind of acting schools focus mainly on churning out star material and not actors. Which means that instead of working on psychology and methodology behind the acting, students are taught to dance, catwalk, and posing before the camera. This is why, if you are serious about learning to act, your best (and free) bet is to join a theatre group.

But why join a Theatre group and not an acting school ?

Why? Well, because joining a theatre group wont only give you a practical and hands on approach towards learning acting, but you will also be able to connect with so many other talented people and learn what methods work and what don’t when you perform in front of a live audience. And lets admit it, learning to improve in a scripted scene is something that most of the Indian acting schools are yet to start teaching.

So, we are giving you some of the best theatre groups in India that you can join for free:

List Of Top Theatre Groups in India

Asmita Theatre Group (Delhi)

Lead by the renowned playwright, director and activist Arvind Gaur, Asmita is one of the biggest names in Indian Hindi Theatre Groups. Known for its social and politically themed plays, Asmita believes in telling stories that are more relevant to the issues of common man. This group has given Bollywood some prominent actors like Piyush Mishra, Deepak Dobriyaal and Shilpi Marwah. The group tours both national and international locations and doesn’t charge for training. However, in order to get into this group, you need to have a flair and some talent as the number of applications are always soaring. Get in touch with Asmita Theatre on their Facebook page (



Contact Phone number:- 9540656537(Shilpi Marwaha), 09899650509(Arvind Gaur),9015402269 (,Gaurav Mishra), 097111 00036,

(For Weekend Theatre Workshop by Asmita Theatre Group, Contact on Above Given Phone Numbers)

 Languages: Hindi, English

 Ansh: A Theatre Group by Makrand Deshpande (Mumbai)

The city of dreams, Mumbai is home to plethora of theatre groups. And a lot of them are headed by renowned artists. One such group is Ansh, lead by veteran TV and film actor Makrand Deshpande. Known for its whacky and edgy stories, Ansh theatre group though provides free workshops and training to newcomers but also expects a lot in return. The schedule is airtight, there is not much space for slacking and passing an audition is like walking on a tightrope. But hey, you will be getting trained under the best of the scene. Give Ansh a try, contact them on their facebook page (

Contact: 9930740784;9892443124


Language: Hindi , English


RangaShankara (Bangalore)- Theatre Group in Karnataka

Bangalore has seen a sudden rise in the numbers of theatre groups. Though small in manpower, these groups are consistently keeping the art alive in the IT city. Though most of the theatre groups charge for training and workshop in this city, some relatively new groups hire new blood and train them for free. One must visit venues like Rangashankara and try their luck with several theatre groups to find the best one.

Contact Address: No. 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Phone numbers: +91-80-26592777, +91-80-26493982


Languages: Hindi, English, Kannada

Pierrot’s Troupe (Delhi)

Where Mumbai is the mecca of films, Delhi is the cultural capital with the most number of theatre groups and plays. Pierrot’s Troupe is another fantastic group that performs both national and internationally. Though the training and workshop under this group are free, Pierrot’s Troupe focuses on monetisation of their content. It is one of those groups that has the costliest tickets for its plays. Where a theatre group like Asmita (quite renowned) charges between INR 50 to 100 for one play (they also do several plays for free), the tickets for Pierrot’s Troupe range between INR 100 – 600 (which is considered costly in theatre business). Lead by writer, director and actor M. Syeed Alam, the group is home to veteran actors like Tom Alter and Rakesh Bedi.

Contact Phone Number: 098102 55291

Address: . A-687, Sarita Vihar , New Delhi-110076. Ph. 9810255291, 9810460366

Email Address:


Lokdharmi (Kochi)

Kerala doesn’t have many theatre groups, but the one we are mentioning is worth all your hard work. Based in Kochi, this theatre group called Lokdharmi was founded by some of the prominent theatre personalities of India. Besides acting and performance art, Lokdharmi is also about tradition and heritage. With a rich history behind its origin, the theatre group provides free training and support to aspiring actors. However, the catch is the same; you need pass a grilling audition. Contact the group on their website (

Contact Address: Lokadharmi, 44/2257, Convent Road, Vyttila, Kochi


Phone: +91-9447414200

 Languages: Malayalam, English

Padatik Theatre (Kolkata) West Bengal

Established in 1972, it is one of the oldest theatre groups of our country. The group owns its own performance space in Kolkata and so it has become a self sustainable venture. The group provides free viewings and training under its young guns program. The only catch, however is that you must be between the age of 16 to 25. Any other age falls under their basic fee structure.

Contact: Padatik Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 017


Phone: +91 33 228 76087 | +91 33 22813189 (Fax & Phone) | +91 98300 59978

 Languages: Bengali, English

Joker Theatre Group, Delhi

The Joker theatre group is an art performance theatre group which is located near to Mandi House. It was founded in 2000 run by the professionals qualified from National School of Drama (NSD) & The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune) with the objective of “learn by acting” combined with best industry practices is more valuable than years of theoretical study for dramatists and actors.

Joker theatre is one of the best Theatre groups that believe to deliver germane entertainment with good sound acting performance for change. We are Delhi’s best theatre group, where every individual artist from various places come together to learn collective skill of acting. Our aim to promote Indian and foreign Culture, art in theatre groups, by producing Western, Classical and Modern plays, dramas, acting on human relationships and various community problems, and by organizing theatre workshops in the locality of Delhi, NCR.

Our main motive is to play something new with unique way. Those who want to learn something different from other. So they can join our theatre group .we are the best theatre group all over the Delhi, India. You can show your talent with us. We are one of the most leading joker theatre companies all over Delhi, India.
Our all teacher trained by National School of Drama (NSD) & The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune).

Joker Theatre Group

Address: WA-182/A, 3rd Floor ,Shakarpur,, Near Laxmi Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110092
Phone: 098108 13092

Mentioned above were some of India’s top theatre groups that train newcomers for free, turning them into fine thespians. And since these are one of the best, the procedure to get in is pretty tiresome. Most aspirants don’t clear the auditions. But if you not experienced enough to crack these hard auditions, you may find some easy going theatre groups at any performing art centre. For example in Delhi, you can visit  either Sri Ram Centre or Indian Habitat Centre, just walk up to them and ask. Its that simple !

Other Major Theatre Groups in India

Theatre Groups in Pune

Below are the Top Marathi Acting Theatre Groups in Pune

a. Swatantra Acting Theater Group in Pune


Phone: +91-9923643335, 9767178857


 b. Maharashtra Cultural Center

Sudarshan Hall, Near Ahilyadevi Girl’s High School
Above bank of Maharashtra, Shaniwar Peth Branch
421/ 422 Shaniwar Peth, Pune

Phone: 020 24430803


cNatya Sanskar Kala Academy

Address: S No 205 Gopal Krishna Soc, Pataskar Marg, Shukrawar Peth, Pune – 411002, Nr Kala Haud

Ph: +(91)-9422303303, +(91)-20-24478268

Other Indian Famous Theatre Groups

a. Arpana Theatre Group

Phone Number: 9819576871



Contact Form:

b. Bhoomika Theatre Group, Mumbai

Address: Oakland Park,Lokhandwala, Mumbai,Maharashtra


Contact Link:

c. Bhoomika Telugu Theatre Group

Address: Door No. 1-8-430/3/1/1, No. 742, Chikkadpally, Hyderabad – 500020

Phone: +91 40 27677562, +91 98498 35505

d. Ekjute Theatre Group, Mumbai

Address: Nepathya 20, Gulmohar Rd, Swastik Society, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Phone: 022 2625 6846

e. Evam Theatre Group in Chennai

Evam Entertainment Private Limited
#62/1C, Chamiers Apartments,
Off Chamiers Road, R A Puram,
Chennai – 600028
Phone (on all working days):
+91-44–45026364 (9.30 AM to 5.30 PM) OR
+91-98406-12333 (9.30 AM to 7.00 PM)

f. Crea Shakthi Theatre Group in Chennai

Phone Number: Dushyanth Gunashekar Phone :+91 9940138749, Sandeep Shivaram, Phone: +91 9940019419, Nivash Gopalaswamy Phone: +91 9884710130

g. The Madras Players- Performing Arts Group in India – Chennai

Gopi Nair, Old No. 16, New No. 59, Ormes Road, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600010

Tel: +91-9381911977/ 044-26411977


h. Theatre Y- theatre Company Chennai, India

Tel: +91-98840-70796

i. The Boardwalkers Theatre Group in Chennai

No. 25[new], 13[old], 5th Street,
Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai – 20
Phone:  +91 98410 07003

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  1. Yogesh

    January 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I want to know about the List of Theatre Groups in Mumbai. Please Give us the best details about the best Theatre Groups in India and the fees details

    • FMF Resources

      January 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Yogesh, Please check out the list completely. We added the contact address of famous theatre groups in Major cities such as chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad

      • Guddu Singh

        December 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

        Free entry hogi kya

        • FMF Resources

          December 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

          Yes. Free Entry on almost these Theater Groups

  2. nikhil

    January 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I really wants to know about the list of free theater groups in mumbai

    • FMF Resources

      January 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm


      The details regarding Best Theatre Groups locating in Mumbai, Chennai, Kerala, Delhi are listed in the Content. Check it out.

  3. aftab farooqui

    January 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I want to know how i join the theatre grp of makrand deshpande sir . And about fee

    • FMF Resources

      January 29, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      No Fee Required For Joining In These Theatre Group. Give a Brief about your Professional qualification and experience

  4. Milin

    January 23, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Thanks for the article, i hope this works for many aspiring artist actors like me… Thumbs Up

  5. sravan sathiyar

    January 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm



    January 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Hi,I am very very interested in acting, so please mujhe theatre groups join karna Hain.please me bigeener hoon mujhe koi to suggestion do.please

    • FMF Resources

      January 29, 2017 at 11:29 am

      You Can Contact the Indian Theatre Groups Freely

      • Aarush

        July 22, 2018 at 7:47 am

        SIr give me contact no

        • FMF Resources

          August 1, 2018 at 4:03 pm

          We Hope that the Contact info of these Theater Companies already mentioned in the content


    January 29, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    But,classes ya groups me free entry hogi Kya?

    • FMF Resources

      January 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      There are No Acting classes Held in These theatre Groups, But if you are really talent in Acting, They will Hire You

      • rohit sharma

        October 15, 2017 at 9:10 am

        I really want job in acting line

        • FMF Resources

          November 30, 2017 at 6:13 am

          Theatres are Good to Learn Acting. We have added the possible address of acting institutes in India

  8. Rameshwar titirmare

    February 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Main theatre me Kam karna chahata hoo
    i am very enstrest

  9. Gautam Sehgal

    April 5, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the information. Really appreciate it@FMF RESOURCES. Could you please through some light of the fee structure , eligibility criteria and weekend batchs of theatre’s located in delhi.
    Thanks in anticipation!

  10. Amandeep Singh

    May 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    This is something what I’m looking for. Thanks for all the info and details you provided. Definitely going to Delhi and will see what happens. Thanks so much.

  11. Preeti Mishra

    May 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Hi, Sir am very much interesting in acting. i want to join Theater.but am the only one person in my house. no oyher income source is there.may i get money for the roles?

  12. Kush

    June 21, 2017 at 5:42 am

    There seems to be a typing error in the above section – Other famous theatre group, in the point be the details mentioned are of Rangshila Theatre group and it is headed as bhoomika theatre group. Please check the same.

  13. Aakash singh

    June 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for the useful information

  14. Shubham

    July 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I have no any experience for acting but I like to join theatr

    • Shubham

      July 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      I have no any experience for acting but I like to join theatr

  15. Rajan Kumar

    July 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Rajan Kumar
    Hello sir hame acting karne ka hunar hain par
    hamne kabhi kahi kiya nahi chance hi nahi mila
    but main theatre group join Karna chahta hun mujhe usme chance milega ya nahi

  16. avinash

    August 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi,I am interested in acting, so please mujhe theatre groups join karna Hain.

  17. deepak

    October 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Sir mai varanasi se aaya hu mujhe teather join karana h please help me?

    • FMF Resources

      November 30, 2017 at 6:15 am

      Why wont you come and Find the Theatres in Mumbai?

  18. Rohit Bishnoi

    October 12, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Asmita Theatre Group (Delhi)
    What is the Real Address on this Theatre please tell me

  19. Dr.Tarulata

    November 20, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Any theater group in Ahmedabad who is part of” learning acting for free” ?
    I don’t have any formal experience in theater but would like to explore my potential in this area if i can.
    “life long learner” is my motto of life.



    • FMF Resources

      November 30, 2017 at 5:35 am

      Hi, We have already listed the Theatre Groups in Ahmedabad. Please check our website

    • Rahul Rathore

      July 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Hey Dr. I also trying to find learning acting for free..if you found it so could you please tell me..

  20. Rahul Rathore

    July 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Hello sir..I want to do theatre..there is any possibility if I belongs to poor background..

  21. s tejaswi

    August 15, 2018 at 4:38 am

    I am studying in VIT(vellore).But i don’t have interest in studies I have interest in acting or to enter glamour industry .Can u suggest me a good theatre in Chennai.


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