Black Theatre Live

Tara Theatre

Tara Theatre

FOR BLACK THEATRE LIVE TARA ARTS IS LEADING THE CONSORTIUM.

Tara Arts was founded in 1977. Its mission is to creatively reflect the “infinite variety” of modern Britain – Connecting Worlds.

Bringing together artists & audiences under the shade of our tree.

Step through the Indian front door into a world of colour, where the small is global. Tara Theatre's 100 plush seats surround an earth floor for actors to weave their magic on. Its Studio offers opportunities for intimate rehearsals, small events and meetings, while its outdoor Patio - flanked by railway sleepers - lets in light and air in safe surroundings.

Tara Theatre is home to a world of stories, from the classic to the new.

From Tara Theatre in south London, the company:

  • Produces & tours European and Asian classics and modern plays
  • Tours great stories of the world for children in junior schools
  • Encourages new audiences to engage with the arts
  • Supports the development of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic young and mid-career artists
  • Hosts research & development sessions for new work

Tara Arts was a pioneer in providing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists a voice and a space to share their respective cultural heritages with all audiences. It has been instrumental in inspiring and mentoring a range of existing BAME theatre companies, including Tamasha, Kali Theatre Company and Yellow Earth.

Tara Arts was the first BAME company to be invited to present its work at the National Theatre, in 1989.

The company’s range of associated artists include: Hanif Kureishi CBE, Ayub Khan Din (East is East), composer Nitin Sawhney, Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars at No 42), Naveen Andrews (The English Patient and LOST), Sudha Bhuchar (Tamasha Theatre) and Alex Wheatle MBE.

Jatinder Verma (Artistic Director) is one of the co-founders of Tara Arts. In 1989 he directed his adaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe at the National Theatre with an all-Asian cast. For over 35 years, his creative vision has led to Tara Arts’ ongoing success.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

She Called Me Mother

She Called Me Mother

8 October 2015

Pitch Lake Productions

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Vagabonds

Vagabonds

4 November 2016

Leviathan's Goat

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Chigger Foot Boys

Chigger Foot Boys

23 February 2017

StrongBack Productions

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Labels

Labels

7 January 2016

Joe Sellman-Leava & Worklight

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The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

4 May 2016

Ambreen Razia

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Flying Solo

Flying Solo

13 April 2016

Manjeet Mann - Solo Artist

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Tales of Birbal

Tales of Birbal

19 May 2017

Mashi Theatre

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Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Tayo Aluko & Friends

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Paradise of the Assassins

Paradise of the Assassins

15 September 2016

Theatre Accord

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An Evening With An Immigrant

An Evening With An Immigrant

9 March 2017

Fuel

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Hamlet

Hamlet

14 September 2016

Black Theatre Live

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Round the World in 40 Minutes

Round the World in 40 Minutes

22 October 2016

A Thousand Cranes

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Big Foot

Big Foot

4 October 2017

HighRise Theatre

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Combustion

Combustion

17 May 2017

AIK Productions

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Octopus

Octopus

28 April 2017

Paper Tiger Productions

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Dominoes

Dominoes

11 May 2017

Phoebe McIntosh

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Tongue Tied & Twisted

Tongue Tied & Twisted

1 June 2017

Black Country Touring

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