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Natya Mela - 2023

July 8 - 9, 2023

Cinema Seats

Sanskriti is humbled to present the most notable personalities of Bengali Theater on one Stage here in the Bay Area. In its 25th year of Celebration, the main attraction of Sanskriti's Natya Mela is going to be this Mega Production "Bhanu".

Notable Theater Personalities like
Anirban Bhattacharya, DebShankar Halder, and Anirban Chakraborti  will perform here in your city.
Enjoy the scintillating performances by more than 7 কলকাতা artists on one Stage in the picturesque Canada Theater in Redwood City.


   July 8th (2PM - 9 pm)  Five Bay Area performances . Mentioned below are the tentative timings

Play Name                Start time (Duration)
Bong Eats                   2:30 PM (35 mins)
Ek je Chilo Dotyi        3:25 PM (55 mins)
Anniversary                 4:20 PM (55 mins)

**Break from 5:15 PM to 6 PM ***
Choto Galpo              6:00 PM (55 mins)

Purnogrash                 7:15 PM (1 hr )

   July 9th (6-8pm)  Lenin Saranite Bhanu by Kolkata performers

We expect this to be a sold-out event, so please get your tickets NOW!!

Venue -- Theater |Cañada College
Address: District of Freedom, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061


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Some FAQs for the Natya Mela

  • Are Kolkata artists going to perform in the drama?

Ans- Yes, they will act in the drama directed by Suman Mukherjee, amongst the most eminent directors in Kolkata. 

  •  Can you share more details of the drama with us?

Ans – The script of the drama is being worked on as we write. This is a new drama that director Suman Mukherjee has created, and all the named actors are performing in it. This is a new production of the group.  Will share more details once we hear from director.

  • Are there any other local events/drama on Sunday.

Ans – Sunday performance by Kolkata artists only. On Saturday we will have five stellar performances from Bay Area with appropriate breaks. 

  • I want to volunteer in the event. How do I join?

Ans- We always look for volunteers and if you want to support the event, please email

  • What is the timing of the event?

Ans – Saturday will include multiple dramas by various US based teams and the event will be a whole day program with gaps between the dramas. Tentative timing is 12 noon to 9 PM .

The Sunday event is planned to start at 6 Pm (+/- 1 hr.)

  • What are the various ticket packages you have ?

Ans - The ticket packages have been updated on the website . To keep it simple, we have daily passes for Saturday, Sunday, and Combo (2 day) tickets. We have got Gold Tickets (premium seating) and Silver Tickets (regular seating) . We request the community members to buy Combo tickets and be part of the festival on both days.

  • This a line-up of only drama artists is the first of its kind in the Bay area. Are you planning to complement that with some workshop or anything else?

Ans – We are humbled to present a stellar team. However, most of them are extremely busy and are currently scheduled to fly back the day after the event. Stay tuned for further updates. 

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