National Theatre Festival

Organized by Abhiyan Theatre Group

National theatre Festival is a theatre festival initiated in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 2022 by Abhiyan theatre Group which was established by Shri Narayan Pandey & supported by Drama Talkies. Abhiyan theatre group orchestrated more than 100 plays and over 250 nukkad nataks. It has been a known group in India has now become one of the biggest theatre group for there commendable work. National theatre Festival has been a great platform where more than 200 artists & 10 plays will shown their creativity and work. It has evolved to National & International scope, hosting theatre companies from around the India & world.

The 1st National theatre festival will include several national plays performances, and various associated events in a wrap-around festival.

National Theatre Festival

100 Plays

250 Nukkad Nataks

200 Artists

National theatre Festival


National Theatre Festival is being organized by Abhiyan Theatre Group, Gorakhpur from 1 to 5 November 2023 this year. Under this, excellent theatrical institutions will be called from all over India. A discussion on theatre/films will also be organized on this occasion, in which Theatre analysts/critics from all over the country are being invited. Book exhibition, painting exhibition will also be organized in this function.


Shri Narayan Pandey founder chairman of Abhiyan Theatre Group & convenor of festival, is an Indian theatre Director known for his predominantly in Theatre. He was born on 9th September 1969 in Gorakhpur (U.P). He completed his schooling and did graduation from Gorakhpur. His professional career in theatre began in 1991.

Later, he joined the Theatre training workshop organised by National school of drama & Sangeet Natak Akademi in the year 1992 to 1994. He was also trained under the guidance of theatre professional like Mohan upreti, Suresh Sharma, Alok chatterjee, Afsar Hussain, Surendra Sharma, & Late Nirmal Pandey. He has also established his own theatre group named Abhiyan theatre Group to promote quality art and also organised workshops, and stage acts. Abhiyan theatre group is successfully running a leading theatre group in gorakhpur.

Shri Narayan Pandey

President of The Organising Committee

Dr. Harshvardhan Rai, who is an M.B.B.S from Patna Medical college, M.S from G.R.Medical College, Gwalior and a trainee from Maulana Azad Medical College Delhi is Practicing Surgery in Gorakhpur and also playing an important role in the field of Literature, Music, Theatre, Cinema and other Art works. From the last 2 years, 'Gorakhpur Literary Festival' has gained a reputed and greater heights under his leadership. He is well known personality in Gorakhpur and has immense respect for his work in the field of Medical Science and Art.

Dr. Harshvardhan Rai


Drama Talkies is a flagship venture setup in 2016 by actor-founder Rajiv Mishra to promote quality art and cinema. The organization creates opportunities to hone the talented young minds by organizing theatrical plays; Acting and direction skill-development workshops; mentoring sessions by Bollywood stalwarts and finally providing them a renowned platform to showcase their talent. Our core team comprise of NSD, FTII alumni and actors from Bollywood. Drama talkies plays has performed at many prominent art platform of the country. We strongly believe in art's accessibility to all and implements on this belief by taking its productions beyond the indian metros to the innumerable towns and districts usually omitted by the regular theatre circuit. Drama talkies theatre plays has performed in many cities of India in theatre festivals on invitations. Drama Talkies has done theatre workshops, and more than 50 theatre plays.

National Theatre Festival
Institute of Film, Television & Theatre