29 September 2016
The transformation of the Tara Theatre is complemented by a mini oasis in its courtyard.
1 September 2016
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, officially opens Tara Theatre, a new state of the art home in South London for the acclaimed Tara Arts, the oldest diverse multicultural theatre company in the UK, today, Thursday 1 September 2016.
23 June 2016
Join our Welcome Team at the new Tara Theatre!
We need your help in making Tara Theatre the most welcoming theatre in London.
Join our volunteer Welcome Team and take part in Tara - from ushering shows to spreading the word in the local area.
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24 March 2016
Frustrated by a shortage of touring opportunities for black and Asian theatre, Jatinder Verma and Jonathan Kennedy made it their mission to change the hearts and minds of artistic directors and inspire audiences across the country.
23 March 2016
As part of The Guardian's 'How We Staged Shakespeare' series they asked our Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma, to write about Tara Arts' Troilus & Cressida.
Jatinder discusses the production's reference to the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and how the delivery of Shakespeare’s words is still bedevilled by conventions.
Read the article here.
Friday, 20 November, 2015
On Sunday 22 November at 6.45pm, BBC Radio 3 our Artistic Director, Jatinder Verma, featured in Making an Entrance – Asian Theatre in Britain.
In the programme, Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers who came to London from India in the 1830s, through to the current generation of actors, directors and writers.
Sarfraz examines how political and social unrest in the 1970s sparked the founding of the first high-profile Asian theatre company in Britain, and looks at how the 21st century has seen an increasingly wide range of work? From controversial plays and new, sometimes radical versions of classic texts to Bollywood-inspired musicals.
Other contributors include Hanif Kureishi, Tanika Gupta, Ayub Khan-Din, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and Sudha Bhuchar.
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