Theater and Academy of Performing Arts

  "Qualitative Exploration of the Creative Process of Actors"

हम एक भारतीय हैं,
और हमारे हर काम, राष्ट्रीयता के साथ है
हम अपने देश को बचाने के लिए और साफ करने की सबसे मजबूत उपकरण के साथ धन्य हैं
जो "थिएटर" और "फिल्म"  है
कला का काम समाज में संतुलन बनाने के लिए है,
और अभिनेता मुख्य भूमिका निभाते हैं l

    To rekindle the dying art form of “Hindi Theater,”  Mr. Abhijeet Choudhary (Founder and Director) established “SWATANTRA THEATRE"  in Pune in the year 2006. Today, with great endurance it stands on a pedestal channeled towards contemporary notions and social issues.

    Since its inception, Swatantra Theater, one of the leading Hindi Theatre groups in Pune, has endeavored in entertaining the audience with humorous, social and contemporaneous plays at renowned institutes like NDA, FTII, AFMC, Symbiosis, Bharti Vidyapeeth, BMCC, MMCC, Congress Bhavan etc.The group has produced several Hindi productions which include innovative and exclusive production value, contemporary aesthetics and unique,contemporary content have been the attributes of each Swatantra Theater production.

    The group conducts workshops and long and short duration courses for Theater & Film for enthusiastic and aspiring of all age groups, which nurture  talent. Swatantra Theater has with diligence and various methods provided the tools to bring out the best from its students.






 'Mushaira' will be presented before the main performances.




                      Death of a Mad Mathematician

                             (UNEXPLORED LOOK AT RAMANUJAN'S TRAGEDY)

                                                      25th Nov.  10.15 am and 7.00pm (Two Show)




   26th NOV- 7.00PM l Genre: Comedy




Pune audience gave huge applauses of our play


On audience demand, we are coming back with it. 

This time we are hosting BACK TO BACK 2 shows of this play on same day.

Time: 4pm   and 8pm   Date: 8oct 2017


















              This years YOTA award will be presented to veteran  Theatre nd films person , Writer and  Director- SANJAY PAWAR 

       अभिनेता नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दकी ने स्वतंत्र थिएटर के साथ 5th August 2017, पुणे में पथ नाट्य किया...


30th JULY, 2017, 7.00 PM



  June 3rd and 4th


Children Theatre Productions







1st May-4th June 2017

REG. Starts from 20th March. 2017

        (Admission on the Basis of 1st come 1st serve, Limited Seat Only)


Overview of Modules

Theatrical Games: To get the right spontaneity

Voice Modulation: For right voice culture and its projection

Body Language: For correct presentation

Control on mind: For better concentration

Acting Skills: For Protraying characters

Imaginative Acting: For bringing out creativity

Improvisation: For greater conviction

Expressions and Emotions:   For perfect stage and camera Acting

Story telling:   For attracting crowd and leadership quality.

Swatantra Theatre's Children Theatre Programis not only an experience but a strong value addition in their entire being, their personality.With Productions in the past like Malgudi Days, Rabi Sansaar, Tenaliram,  Mushi Premchand which have given children insight about the classic Indian Literature along with understanding world class ethics of leadership and expression.

 Our past productions have been Rabi Sansar, a Play based in

 Rabindranath Tagore's short stories, Malgudi days, ChubuleBulbule 

based on Ruskin Bonds' stories, Cheaper by the Dozen, Munshi Premchand's Mansarovar, Tenali Ram..etc

                                                         Registration LOGIN : http://swatantratheater.com/html/children-programs.html


World Theatre Day - 2017- Swatantra Theatre Celebrates

With 3 Award Winning Hindi Plays
( 29th, 30th & 31st March 2017)

Opening this Festival with new production "MUJHE AMRITA CHAHIYE" 1st Day - 29th March 2017 Time: 8.30pm





        Swatantra Theatre 's PLAYBACK Theatre



Celebrating Women Empowerment 

  9th march 8.30pm


Swatantra Theatre have conceptualized to bring to powerful forms of Performing Art’s to come together and celebrate the essence of Womanhood. The journey of woman through ages has been awe inspiring. Different cultures, her responsibilities, courage, compassion, wisdom has made a difference to we see what the worls looks like, today.

We salute to this spirit and bring to you Stree Tantra

Play Back Theatre will be performed. Anyone can be a part of it. Just  that she has to come with her own story related to the topic. It could be abuse, disrespect, hurt, mental agony, struggle to success and all that what has impacted her life. And the actors will play back on it.

Playback Theatre  is as unique method of interactive acting, where the play is instantly and collectively co-created by the actors and the audience. It does not resemble the typical theatre act where a scripted play is performed. It is based out of the audience’s stories, dreams, moments, expectations, bits and pieces of everyday life, issues that might concern all however they affect us individually on different levels.

These accounts are offered by the audience to the actors, who instantly give life to them on stage, impromptu and with no prior preparation. The process results in a deep, powerful experience that makes the actors and the audience richer within and beyond the stage limits.

Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience or group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot.

Performers: Dhanashree Heblikar, Nidhi Bhowmik, Payal Kawale, Kanika Kulshreshtha, Rashmi Gupta

 Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah       Concept by:Dhanashree Heblkar        Design by: Abhijeet Choudhary                    

Date: 9th March. 2017

Venue: Swatantra Theatre, Inside Shri Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya, Next to BMCC, Off FC road.

Time: 8.30 pm onwards

Entry Free. RSVP 9767178857









14th, 15th & 16th Dec.2016




This year will mark Swatantra Theatre's 3rd year of a 3 day Hindi Theatre festival, Swatantra Rang. 

Platform performances will be presented before the main performances.

1st Day:   14th Dec, 2016                Time: 6.45 pm                  Entry starts at 6.20 pm

Platform Performance :  'Mushaira' based of popular Ghazals, Nazmas by Nida Fazli, Ghalib and Nasir Kazmi

Main Performance

Jab Sheher Hamara Sota Hain    

writer Piyush Mishra

Short Synopsis

Based on movie 'West side story' which had bagged the maximum awards in year 1961. The movie was based on a broadway musical which had the Romeo and Juliet as the base. 

The same happens here. Between a rough war between the two gangs stands this beautiful romantic story between Tarana and Abhaas. The play talks over many issues, the communal wars, the rivalry for an identity,crisis and hatred. But in turn very deeply wakes up the emotions to work for Peace and removing the communal hatred. It also very delicately puts the responsibility to shape the younger generation to the most value creating path.

Cast: Vivekanand Khatgaonkar, Saquib Zia Khan, Prem Gowda, Kamran Rashid, Shrikant Ghadge, Vishwajeet Shinde, Nidhi Bhowmik, Tushar More, Anshul Jaipurkar, Nikhil Pasalkar, Payal Kawale, Aditya Ghadge, Arav Kumar, Vijay Yadav, Rashmi Gupta, Neeraj Murty, Jayesh Shrivastav, Utkarsh Mankumbre, Sourabh Gupta, Pooja Joshi, Sawan Badgujar, Keasriee,Rahul Golwalkar, Swapnil Mali, Anuj Kuril, Shubham Sonar

Musical Team: Krushan Doshi, Alok Bhushan, Roshan kumar, Devendra Prajapati, Sandeep Agarwal, Krishant Agarwal.

Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary   Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah     Music: Dhanashree Heblikar

2nd Day: 15th Dec, 2016                                 Time: 6.45 pm                            Entry starts at 6.20 pm

Platform Performance: Mushaira based on Ghazals by Ghalib

Main Performance

Taj Mahal ka Tender  

writer Ajay Shukla

Short Synopsis :

More than two decades back, Ajay Shukla's “Taj Mahal Ka Tender” has won its writer both the Sahitya Kala Parishad the Mohan Rakesh Samman. Since then, the play has seen countless performances all over.Its biting wit throws a powerful punch, and remains, despite the passage of years, both relevant and well-loved.The story of Taj Mahal’s construction, the play begins at the point when Emperor Shah Jahan first decides to build a monument to commemorate his Begum, Mumtaz Mahal. While  it uses a contemporary context, one that’stained with corruption, red tapism and bureaucracy  The play explores the construction in the light of these issues. With every delay and every bribe, the play reminds us of our reality, and even as it uses slapstick comedy and situational comedy to elicit laughs, it doesn’t lose its darker context.

Cast: Prashant Singh, Ashwin Sharma, Sawan Badgujar, Ritesh Anand, Alok Bhushan, Utkarsh Mankumbre, Arjun Jain, Kesariee, Roshan Singh, Swapnil Shirsath, Jayesh Shrivastav, Tushar More, Krushan Doshi, Neeraj Murty, Vishwajeet Shinde

3rd Day  :   16th Dec, 2016                Time: 6.45 pm                Entry starts at 6.20 pm

Platform Performance: Play back Theatre Performance which will be based on sponteaneous stories by the audiences present

Main Performance

Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya O Jamaya Nai

writer Asghar Wajahat

Short Synopsis 

Asghar Wajahat's  'Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya', was first performed under the direction of Habib Tanvir in 1989, who subsequently took the play to Karachi, Lahore, Sydney, New York and Dubai. 'Jis Lahore Na Dekhya, O Jamyai Nai', based on the story of an old Punjabi Hindu woman who gets left behind in Lahore, after the Partition of India, and then refuses to leave.  But at the end Bonds of Humanity are bonds of love, affection not only to one another but to the soil of where one has lived and grown up. This love and affection does not understand the borders. It is infinite and absolute. The Hindustan and Pakistan partition was the most severe emergency people witnessed.Ratan ki Maa is the central character of this play whose heart does not build the courage to leave her own Lahore even after partition. Sayeed Mirza Saab’s family has been allotted her house, shocked and disturbed,Mirza tries to get rid of her. This story is exploring the journey of this lady. 

Cast: Dhanashree Heblikar, Swapnil Shirsat, Payal Kawale, Sawan Badgujar, Ritesh Anand, Pragya Anand, Devendra Prajapati, Anurag Sharma, Vishwajeet Shinde,  Vijay Ghaytadak, Alok, Krishan Doshi, Pritesh , Vikas, Arjun


Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary   Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah     Music: Dhanashree Heblikar

www.swatantratheatre.com     9767178857, 9923643335  swatantratheater@gmail.com

Online Booking @ Bookmyshow.com 



Children Theatre Program 
19th Dec  2016 to 18th Jan 2017, 
Enrollment from 1st Dec.

Swatantra Theatre's Children Theatre Programis not only an experience but a strong value addition intheir entire being, their personality.With Productions in the past like Malgudi Days, Rabi Sansaar which have given children insight about the classic Indian Literature along with understanding world class ethics of leadership and expression.

 Our past productions have been Rabi Sansar, a Play based in Rabindranath Tagore's short stories, Malgudi days, ChubuleBulbule 

based on Ruskin Bonds' stories, Cheaper by the Dozen. etc.

Its fun time for Children..

Its fun through effectively learning, 'How to Act'


 Admission on the basis of 1st come 1st serve, Class timing will be 5pm to 7pm monday to friday

Limited Seats Available. 

Link of the form:     http://www.swatantratheater.com/html/children-programs.html

Call  97671788579923643335








Supported by Yuwaraj Shah

Directed by Abhijeet Choudhary

Music by Dhanashree Heblikar

Cast: Prashant Singh,Ashwin Sharma, Roshan Kumar, Sawan Badgujar,Saquib Zia Khan, Nizam Shaikh,Swapnil Shirshat, Vivekanand Khatgoankar,Vishwajeet Shinde,  Nadeem Wani, Vinav Kesari and more 

Time:6.30 pm onwards   

Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Sankrutik Bhavan, Ghole Road,Near JM road, Pune

Cont:  9767178857, 9923643335      Tickets @ Bookmyshow.com




            BADAA BHAAND  5th July , 7.15pm Musical Solo Drama

                  Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, Ghole road,

                   Off JM road, Near Balgandharva Rangamandir, Pune


                 swatantratheatre.com, tickets on bookmyshow.com


                                                           ALADDIN IN MUMBAI  4th July , 7.15pm A play every child must watch

                                                                                                Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, Ghole road,

                                                                                                 Off JM road, Near Balgandharva Rangamandir, Pune

                                                                                                    9767178857,9923643335, swatantratheatre.com,

                                                                                                                     tickets on bookmyshow.com





  'Holi', a Marathi play & 'Sultana Daku', a Hindi play

which will be performed on 8th & 9th of June 2016.

Its unique venture,first time in Pune.

So do come. Enjoy, celebrate and support theatre movements.




Swatantra Theatre Presents


Based on Premchand's short stories

Date: 20th May, 2016, Time: 6.30 pm onwards

Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, Ghole road, Off JM road, Near Balgandharva Rangamandir, Pune

 9767178857,9923643335, swatantratheatre.com, tickets on bookmyshow.com


Munshi Premchand one of the finest storytellers in Hindi, has been much celebrated in popular culture. Premchand, who is also known as the Shakespeare of Hindi literature. Premchand's literature has very much a feel of being attached to the soil of India. The problems, the depth of emotions is his unique style which is why everyone even today feels related to it. And when such a Literature meets Theatre, wonders happen. Swatantra Theatre's Children actors had been studying the writings. A collage of six stories will be performed in 'Mansarowar'.

Children are the future pillars of India, Along with education they are needed the right direction and guidance to study and develop their sensitivity towards various social issues and then can one live a life which creates value.

Out of the cartoons and video games there exits a world and their excitement to explore the same is very much evident. Children from 5 years to 13 years are a part of this never before production. 

Original Writer- Premchand

Written and Adaptation by -Dhanashree Heblikar

Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary

Music: Dhanashree Heblikar

Supported by : Yuwaraj Shah

Back-Stage-  Prashant singh, Aashish Tripathi, Roshan Kumar,Chaitanya, Payal, Saquib, Vivekanand, Tushar, Prem 

Cast:Aditya Singhal, Ridhima Pande, Prem Gupta, Jayartha Sengupta, Krieesh Sureka, Moksha Shah, 

Simran Pinglay,Madhura Zende, Aditi Bhagat, Atharva Prasad, Ananya Prasad, Ananya Chordiya, Urja Kothari, Shreyasi Shrivastav, Milcy Makwana, Jiya Khandelwal, Kanan Mattani, Jinil Desai, Eesha Moralwar, 

Tanvi Kariappa, Chahat Gupta, Gautam Deshmukh, Vedang Dhote, Anushree Deshmukh, Mahi Mundada, 

Dhwani Makwana, Karan Dhoria, Anshuman Khandelwal, Gul Mehta, Aditi Khandelwal, Keya Hiremath,

 Devashish Shinde, Samruddhi Kasbe, Vansh Parikh, Bhavesh Mattani.


Children Theatre Workshop 

25th April to 22nd May 2016

Enrollment from 15th April

Its Fun time for children, Fun through effectively learning How to Act

Children Theatre Program is the most illuminating feature of Swatantra, where children not only learn acting, but gather spontaenity, overcome stage fear, understand aesthetics of the art and develop a vision. Theatre is not just a recreation, it is a Science.

Forms are available on this  link http://www.swatantratheater.com/html/children-programs.html You can fill it and send a copy on swatantratheater@gmail.com.






"JIS LAHORE NA DEKHYA ... O JAMYA NAI"  Internationally acclaimed play...!!

ON 26th and 27th March 2016, Pune

Promo Link: https://youtu.be/o9ZFuXmvAOI


सुनो सुनो नौटंकी आनेवाला है 

'कनुआ नाई' और 'कंजूष राजा' 

अब आपके शहर मे

२२ जनुअरी शाम ६.३० बजे 2016

                             Donar Passes@ http://in.bookmyshow.com/plays/tamasha/ET00037703  

                                                Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan Ghole road, Off JM Road.




Age Group- 16-60    From 9th Jan 2016

Every individual has their own unique style of carrying their body or playing expressions.It is very important to train actors helping them retain their own style and originality.At Swatantra Theatre we will have a mixed blend of practical and theoritical knowledge of acting and its techniques.

(1) Street Acts to Stage Plays
 (2) Exprimentation techniques to Professional techniques
(3) Method Acting to  Realistic Acting 
(4) Melodramatic Acting to Filmatic Acting
 We will also  work extensively on:
(1)  Voice Culture Development, Acting Skills, Body Language
(2) Exercise sessions on various body exercises and voice exercises
Acting involves two forms of communication intrascenic (communication between characters) 
and extrascenic (communication between the characters and the audience)
 Aspects of both the forms of communication will be a major workout here.
Aspirants can explore both the forms of acting with understanding the basic to advanced techniques.

Age group: 16  to 60

Class Time:       WEEKENDS- 5pm to 9pm

                          WEEKDAYS- 7pm to 9pm

Call  97671788579923643335      Mail  swatantratheater@gmail.com  

Venue: Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya  ( Amphitheatre ), Next to BMCC, Deccan



                                                    Children Theatre Program

                                                  2nd Batch begins from 28nd Dec to 20th Jan2016.


Registration and Admission on 27th and 28th Dec , Time:5pm to 7pm only.

Batch begins from 28th Dec.  

Class Time: 5pm to 7pm

Call  97671788579923643335

No. of Seat. 20 (admission on first come first basis)




FROM 11 DEC. to 13 DEC. 2015, 7.30 PM







                                                                                         26th July 2015. 6.30pm



                                         hindi comedy play in pune



"Court Martial" Play which is very much prevalent in the Indian society comeing to pune on 12th and 13th Feb

Donar Passes @ Bookmyshow.com

Produced & Supported by Yuwaraj Shah
Written by: Swadesh Deepak     Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary     Design & Music: Dhanashree Heblikar

Court Martial is a very strong play in Hindi Theater feild, it deals with the functions of army which are not too familiar to the general public. The play gives an insight into the methods of functioning of an army law court. The theme deals with the rift between the upper and lower castes. The message that army should be above social prejudices is conveyed effectively. The cast comes up with illuminating performances. The stagconcept and design is imaginative.

Swatantra Theater's two performances at The Film and Television Institute of India of Dakghar and Komal Gandhar were very well received. This will be yet another experience to the audiences. The rich writing style of Swadesh Deepak, The army feel, the music and crisp acting and very thoughtful Direction are the plus points of this unique production.

Method Acting
Swatantra is the only Hindi Theater in Pune. We at Swatantra try our level best to contribute to the cultural tradition of Pune city which has history of long long years. We try to bring the Delhi Theater flavour which also demands a characterisation on the basis of method acting. Keeping this culture alive actors at Swatantra undergo a strict physical workout, drilling and marching especially for Court Martial. At times our call time in 4.00 am in the morning. Actors research and and put their points through in the discussion session with Director. Moreover Army like body language, Army like behavioural qualities be it punctuality, be it planning, be it ettiquate are asked to follow are supervised by experts. After such a rigorous effort we bring to the audience heart hitting and play which will not let you move. even your eyelid. An experience a Theater enthusiast must not miss for sure.

Cast: Aaditya Alankar, Prashant Singh, Soham Gadkari, Anurag Sharma, Prashant Kumar, Rajesh Ranganath,  Akshay Baghel, Shikhar Shrivastav, Karan Rajput, Ashish Tripathi, Ankur Turwankar, Naresh Chauhan, Avijeet Kale, Ashutosh Shukla, Saquib Zia Khan, Kshal Verma, Durgeshwari Sharma

Back Stage: Chaitanya Shinde, Karan Naware, Vandita Gandhi, Ankita Narawnekar

Dur: 100min.

Date: 12th and 13th Feb.

Time: 7.45 pm onwards

Entry from: 7.40 pm

Venue: Open Air Theater, Sri Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya, Next to BMCC, Agarkar Road

9767178857, 9923643335

Swatantra Team.

Malgudi Days

16th Jan 2015. 6.30pm
(Hindi Play based on R. K Narayan's Famous Stories)

 Acting/Theater Workshop
After repeated demand conducting Morning Sessions

Date - 19th November 2014, Batch Timing: 8:30-10.30 am 

Every individual has their own unique style of carrying their body or
playing expressions.It is very important to train actors helping them
retain their own style and originality.At Swatantra Theater we will have a
mixed blend of practical and theoritical knowledge of acting and its echniques

 Court Martial

Limited Seats, Entry free on 10th and 11th October 2014

स्वतंत्र नाट्य उत्सव
"डाकघर" 14 सितंबर  "कोमल गांधार" 15 सितंबर को FTII पुणे में

Swatantra Theater Presents

हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर हिन्दी नाट्य उत्सव


on 14th and 15th Sept.2014.


Wed, 6 August, 6:00pm
Comedy Hindi Drama: An Evening With Chekhov
Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud Pune

*Acting/Theater Workshop*

After repeated demand conducting Morning Sessions

Date - 14th June 2014, Batch Timing: 7.30-9.30 am

vibha.b@nic.in    secy-pci@nic.in
14th May. Children's Drama- RABI SANSAR (Rabindranath Tagore's Classic stories)
Swatantra Theater's Children Actors are  performing a Theater Play based on Rabindranath Tagore's classic stories.
2-Home Coming, 
3-Exercise book, 
4-My Lord ,The baby,
5-The Rats feast.

Cast: Aditya Singhal, Shachi Gokhle, Anushka Ekbote, Karan Dhoria, Krish Sureka, Kriti, Bhargavi Sinde, Vaibhavi Lokegaonkar, Krishna Nimbalkar, Prarambhi Deb, Puja Medhekar, Simran Pingle, Rama Rajpurohit, Yash Ladkat, Anushuman Khanolwal, Isha Moralwar, Anisha Shah, Atharva Prasad, Atharva Aggarwal, Prem Gupta, Moksha Shah, Ariha Mehta, Devashish Shinde, Kalpita Tavkar, Ananya Adhyaru, Shreya Riswadkar kabuliwala

Dear Actors, 
As we know dat we are associated with ZEE CHANNEL,
ZEE Tv's Holding Audition for " INDIAS BEST CINE STAR KI KHOJ " 
Special Arrangement for all Swatantra Theatre Actors On 4th May 2014. Instead of 3rd May as we are having performance at Lavasa.
Plz carry your Swatantra theatre ID-Cards. This permission is strictly for our members..

contact mam for more details.

Every day is Earth Day

 Swatantra Theatre Presents


On 3rd May 2014

In Association with  LAVASA CITY


Swatantra Theater's most awaited Children Acting Workshop is back this season.

As we all know Theater as an art has taken a different place in the academics and overall persona Development of a child.Beacause Theater not only hones acting skills, but also enhances, presentation, public speaking, vocabulary, and a better knowledge about our culture and art.
Theater is read as a subject schools in Western countries.And has taken a different dimension in India too.
We groom a child through such kinds of exposure at Swatantra.

Enrollments have already begun.We have only 20 kids in a batch

Children also perform in Swatantra Theatre Production, post a Character photoshoot

Call 9767178857

Duration: 14th April to 11th May | Mon to Fri- 5-7 pm

Swatantra Theatre's new Production.The most eye pleasing and epic suspense story


An Evening With Chekhov
on 14th March 2014 , 7pm

Seduction, Surgery, Arrangement, Sneeze, Drowned Man
by writer Anton Chekhov's stories.Aditya Singhal in this Play

Aditya Singhal is the best Child Actor in Country and that is why he is the India's Best Dramebaaz, featured by Zee Channel.He is an outstanding actor and wonderful performer watching him on stage is ne