The historic event of 8th Theatre Olympics concluded on April 9, 2018 in Mumbai after a glorious run of 51 days across 17 cities of India. Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister, was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony.
Over 400 artists from various parts of the country took part at the closing ceremony.
Guests of Honour
Union Minister of State of Ministry of Culture Mahesh Sharma and eminent theatre and film personality Nana Patekar were Guests of Honour at the closing ceremony of the event.
The closing ceremony also saw the gracious presence of Ratan Thiyam, the Artistic Director of 8th Theatre Olympics; Arjun DeoCharan, Acting Chairman of National School of Drama Society; Theodoros Terzopoulos, Chairman of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics and film personality Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
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8th Theatre Olympics
• The 8th Theatre Olympics was inaugurated by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on February 17, 2018 at Red Fort in New Delhi.
• This edition of Theatre Olympics brought together around 25000 artists under the theme 'Flag of Friendship'.
• The event witnessed 450 shows from more than 30 countries which were performed across 17 Indian cities such as Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram and Varanasi.
• The 51-day long 8th Theatre Olympics staged more than 400 plays and hosted 78 allied events including 34 Living Legend series, 29 Master Classes, 7 Interfaces, 6 seminars and 2 workshops across 17 cities.
• Moreover, about 600 ambience performances and 250 youth forum shows took place during the nationwide event.