Indian National Theatre
The history of Indian theatre is the saga of changing tradition and an account of changing ritualism. Indian theatre is an effort of intensifying the social pattern in perhaps the most aesthetic way.
view more

The Indian National Theatre (INT) is a registered society that has been working in and around Chandigarh, towards the promotion and preservation of Indian culture for over four decades. It originated under the leadership of Miss Sherie Doongaji in 1965 with the objective of enriching the lives of the citizens. The founder members included well-reputed personalities—Mrs. Kanta Saroop Krishen, Mrs. Usha Saboo, Mrs. Jitie Sodhi, (Late) Mr. P. N. Thapar, (Late) Mr. H. C. Khanna—to mention a few.

The legendary Prithviraj Kapoor inaugurated the launch of the society in the same year. A series of cultural events in the fields of theatre, music and dance followed.

The first music concert was a sitar recital by (Late) Ustad Vilayat Khan. The society to its credit has brought and introduced to the region, great maestros such as Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee, Smt. Kishori Amonkar, (Late) Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Pt. Jasraj. The society annually presents a three-day concert of Indian classical music and seasonal concerts during spring time and in the monsoons. It also conducts music appreciation courses with the aim of giving music lovers an insight into the world of Indian classical music and raising their level of enjoyment.

In 2012, the music appreciation course was conducted under the directorship of Mrs Vinita Gupta. It was held over four sessions(3rd Nov-6th Nov, 2012). Each, featured a skilled expert in the field of music, demonstrating the basics and nuances of the art.

The society has been promoting Hindustani music for over three decades, under the guidance and tireless effort of its executive team headed
by Sh N. Khosla who has served the society for the past 35 years. Mrs. Saroop Krishen continues to provide leadership and guidance.

The society hosted its 35th Sangeet Sammelan from 26th to 28th November 2012, in the auditorium of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, Chandigarh.