The Prithvi Theatre is located in Juhu in Mumbai and is one of the most iconic theatres in the city. It was established by Bollywood Veteran, Shahshi Kapoor in 1978. Shashi Kapoor’s father, Prithviraj Kapoor had established a theatre company called the Prithvi Theatres, a traveling drama company in 1944. It was his wish to have a place to call home for his much loved theatre company, that his youngest son went on to fulfil.
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After he retired from films, Prithviraj Kapoor settled in Mumbai near Juhu beach and named his house Prithivi Jhonpra. A few years after his father’s death in 1972, Shashi Kapoor bought the property and built the theatre with his wife Jennifer Kendal.
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The theatre runs shows every day of the year, except on Mondays. Various theatre workshops are organized people of all ages, annual festivals are hosted by the theatre too. And if you’re looking for a place to grab a bite either before or after the play, Prithvi is also home to an amazing cafe you could chill out at!
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